Monthly Archives: January 2014

Discovering Tolkien

I posted this on my Facebook page on J.R.R. Tolkien’s birthday (Jan 3): I vividly remember the rather embarrassing way I was introduced to Tolkien. It was the 10th grade and a friend of mine had just finished The Hobbit and was alarmingly excited about it. He couldn’t stop baying on about it and pretty […]

On Jimmy’s Birthday

I watch/listen to this video every year on Jimmy Page’s birthday (Jan 9th), my celebration of the sound of his guitar, which probably literally held me together in my trouble-minded youth. Sitting on the floor of my bedroom, listening to this song, was the first time I ever remember thinking about how I wanted to […]