Monthly Archives: August 2012

I NÚMENNA, discovered by Rachel Folmar

Previous posts: | Lindë Elenion, Song of the Stars | Middle Earth astronomy | One evening years ago, near bedtime, Candace and I were surprised when Rachel came down from her room where she had been hard at work on … Continue reading

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Middle Earth astronomy, by Rachel Folmar

Previous post: | Lindë Elenion, Song of the Stars |This post: | Commentary | Summary | Resources | Note || Next post: Into the West | Read the full, uninterrupted text of the poem in the previous post. Commentary follows … Continue reading

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Lindë Elenion, by Rachel Folmar

Lindë Elenion, Song of the Stars Even-time is drawing nigh And in the fastly dimming sky Bright Anor sinks her flaming head And silver Ithil, round and fair, Ascends once more the starry road Of night, and mighty figures high. … Continue reading

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Tolkien on Mercury

The mercurial mind of J.R.R. Tolkien has now found an appropriate home in the solar system, a newly-named crater on the planet nearest the intense golden rays of the Sun: Source: The Universe Today May The Hobbit, Silmarillion and Lord … Continue reading

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Go Curiosity!

Curiosity, the van-sized high-tech rover, is set to land on Mars tonight! The above animation of Curiosity’s mission to Mars is well-worth watching – seriously – all 11 minutes of it. The landing itself looks harrowing – more nail-biting than … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary, Mother and Dad!

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The violin is not the violinist

Since an eye surgery in May, I have not been able to maintain this blog, read printed works or monitor email. I am improving, and a surgery on the other eye is coming soon. In a few months, perhaps my … Continue reading

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