Trekking Through Hobbit Holes "You…have set my feet in a spacious place." Psalm 31:8

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Many thanks to my blogger-Twitter-Instagram friend Evangeline for sending this tag my way! I haven’t done one of these in a while! But first, a little clarification about what “period drama” means. “Historical Period Drama,” according to Wikipedia, “refers to a work set in an earlier time period, usually used in the context of film and television…A period […]

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On Friday evening I logged onto Twitter to find two of my favorite guys on there, William Shatner and Mark Hamill, expressing frantic concern over Carrie Fisher’s well-being. Neither of them said in detail what had happened, but I remember whispering, “Oh no no no no please no” as I tried to find out what was […]

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2016 has been the roughest year my family and I have endured in a LONG time. It’s been a year of heartbreak and frustration. And it’s not just our family who’s suffered, either. Everywhere you turn, there’s someone who’s been battered and bruised, too. Think about it. There have been shootings in North Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, devastating earthquakes in […]

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A recent trip to the library yielded some amazing movie finds, starring my three favorite modern-day actors! I’ll try to keep these blurbs short and sweet, but cookies and hot chocolate for anyone who sticks with me through the end, haha. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. IMDB summary: In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) […]

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“Captain’s log: Stardate 1513.1. Our position: orbiting Planet M-113. On board the Enterprise, Mr. Spock, temporarily in command. On the planet: the ruins of an ancient and long-dead civilization. Ship’s surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planet’s surface…” And thus began, on this day 50 years ago, the first episode of the […]

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I just wanted to assure all my readers: yes, in spite of the horrific flooding in Louisiana, my family and I are all fine. Our house is safe. Light debris, very full ponds, and washed-out gravel in the driveways are the only indications that anything was ever out of the ordinary on our street. Drive about […]

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If you want the short version, here it is: Star Trek Beyond is the finest installment of the franchise reboot, and I absolutely loved it. Of course, short versions are always a little simplistic, so allow me to wax eloquent for a few more paragraphs 😉 Over the past year I’ve become a walking, talking Star Trek: The Original Series […]

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A week ago I saw the latest and definitely the greatest Marvel installment! And hey, we actually got to see it the day after it was unleashed on the American public, so the suspense of waiting to get to the theater wasn’t bad at all. (*breathes a sigh of relief*) Very mild spoilers from here on out. 2016 […]

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“Her name, to which various people had recently been appending curses, was Ael i’Mhiessan t’Rllaillieu. Her rank, in the common tongue, was khre’Riov: commander general. Her serial number was a string of sixteen characters that by now she knew as well as she knew her fourth name, though they meant infinitely less to her. And considering […]

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(*dons a deerstalker*) (*assumes Vulcanesque science-nerd demeanor*) (*in spite of the fact that science is not one of my strong points*) (*except for NASA history astronomy, I’m good at that*) (*also goat obstetrics*) Ahem. It all began with a simple case of “curiosity, Mr. Decker…insatiable curiosity.” I decided to conduct an experiment via Twitter… We have […]

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Season 2 of Star Trek has been my favorite. Not only are all the characters well-established, but the stories are better (in my humble opinion, anyway). Keep in mind we’re still skipping the irredeemably weird episodes and enjoying only the good stuff. And I’ve named them in order from favorite-to-least-favorite again! Yay! 1. The Ultimate Computer […]

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I am the kind of girl who: watches Cranford (and writes Cranford fanfiction) on my new laptop with its Age of Ultron wallpaper, (didn’t you know period drama and superheroes go hand in hand?) with Hungarian Revolution books scattered on my writing desk  (they are my lifeline to the past) and Little Thor and Little Sif reigning supreme over them (worthy of watching over […]

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I have a really weird sense of humor. It doesn’t matter who’s doing these challenges . . . I’ve seen everyone from Henry Cavill (who I really like) to Mitt Romney (who I really don’t like) and every time I’m reduced to helpless laughter over these people screaming under a deluge of ice water. And […]

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Kellie’s note: To those of you who participated in earlier years, it is fine with me if you reuse some of your answers over again!  Thanks, Kellie! Some of my answers may be the same but it’ll be interesting to see if I have a fresh take on literature this year. I did read a […]

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Hello, my peeps! I’m writing you from my room in Derbyshire. Yes, Mr. Darcy Country. He owns half–the miserable half 😉 Obviously I haven’t had time since Monday to write–but never fear, when I’m back in the States I plan on doing a little series about the whole trip, complete with pictures. Lots of pictures. […]

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Now, I’m going to have to do a post about Buckingham Palace, church at Westminster Abbey, and Madame Tussaud’s (the famous waxwork museum)–but I’m just posting about today for now. I’ll catch up when I can 😉 This morning we set out early to catch our train at Paddington Station. We got there on time […]

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…because I’m sitting in front of a Starbucks and it closes in 15 minutes!!! Churchill War Rooms (AWESOME!) St. Paul’s Cathedral   Telephone Booth at Covent Gardens TJ & Popsie at the ginormous Apple Store ASDFJKLASDFJKLASDFJKLASDFJKLASDFJKL LES MISERABLES ON THE WEST END I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW GOOD THIS WAS!!! (I will do a whole […]

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I’m in London! This is going to be a short post because 1) I’m still tired and 2) my WiFi bandwidth is somewhat limited here in the apartment. I can’t upload pictures right now, but I’ll try to do something a little bigger soon. Suffice it so say that: –Our flights were fun and uneventful […]

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{Just so you know there’s no partiality in the Q&A sequence, I answered your questions in the order that I received them 🙂 } Pie……. or CAKE? I think this question was intended as a joke in the original comment (*wink*) but I’m answering it anyway. Cake! Especially if it’s “from scratch.” I’m curious about what church you […]

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First off: how do y’all like the new layout? It won’t show up on mobile (for some reason, in spite of my best attempts, I can’t get it to show up on mobile) but it shows up just fine on a regular computer so far as I can tell. It was high time I started the […]

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