Monthly Archives: January 2013

Odds and ends

Yet again, I’ve allowed my sloth to overcome my blogging habits. So here’s an assortment of random updates: 1. On Helen Rittelmeyer’s recommendation, I read Kenzaburo Oe’s novel, Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age. It’s an autobiographical … Continue reading

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Frodo, Boromir and the easier way

“Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to … Continue reading

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Post

(yeah, lame title, I know) When I rewatched Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Rings some time ago, one of the things which struck me was how quickly to the point of almost feeling rushed the movie was, in spite of … Continue reading

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