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“A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.”

ANNIE DILLARD

 January 10, 2015

A Case Against a “Silmarillion” Movie

The Slaying of Glaurung, by Ted Nasmith

     If Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is any indication of the Silmarillion’s treatment in film, a “Silmarillion” movie could be a very bad idea indeed.
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November 8, 2014 

In Haiyan Aftermath, Finding Hope on Facebook

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     For days after Haiyan swept across the nation, Facebook became a virtual bulletin board, a lost-and-found corner for overseas Filipinos desperate to know their families were safe.
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October 29, 2014

 Down Memory Lane on ‘The Biring Express’

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     No walls, no seatbelts, just the wind whipping my hair, rushing coolly against my face, and the wheels grinding against metal under my feet.
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October 29, 2014

A Weekend in Old San Juan

El Morro at sunset.

     Strong Puerto Rican coffee, mallorcas and a historic feat of architectural preservation make this little city in America’s Spanish-speaking Caribbean outpost a lure for modern travelers.
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October 29, 2014

LookBack: First Wedding Anniversary, St. John Style

1172556_10152525534275931_1873864131_o     On this little Caribbean island, postcard beaches are pretty much a given. Wait till you see the sugar mill ruins, pet the native donkeys, and feel the ancient rock carvings at the bottom of a dense rainforest trail.
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October 29, 2014

Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge!

April Ice Bucket     My dear father-in-law has been battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, for years. So when a friend challenged me to dunk ice water on my head for research and awareness, how could I say no?
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