The Improbable Adventures of Weird Doug

When I was a kid three or four decades ago, I had a friend I’ll call Doug. Weird Doug. The phrase “marches to his own drummer” was made for him, and then he replaced the drummer with a kazoo player and marching with running on stilts. He was weird, but I use that as a … Continue reading The Improbable Adventures of Weird Doug

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A Tolkien Fanatic Ramble

I first read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings in the late seventies—wow, that’s thirty-five years ago. I was immediately entranced and read them once a year for several years following, then sporadically throughout the intervening years. One of the times was while I was a stay-at-home parent. They say it’s good for … Continue reading A Tolkien Fanatic Ramble