The pain of putting the undead to rest

“I really do wish to destroy it!” cried Frodo. “Or, well, to have it destroyed.  I am not made for perilous quests.  I wish I had never seen the Ring! Why did it come to me? Why was I chosen?” ~Frodo Baggins Last night I was plagued with terrible dreams; the kind of dreams that … Continue reading The pain of putting the undead to rest

A return to Wittenberg

Queen Gertrude: Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet. I pray thee stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Hamlet: I shall in all my best obey you, madam. ~William Shakespeare For the last few days, a line from the movie Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter has been haunting me.  As Adam is trying to convince … Continue reading A return to Wittenberg

The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness

“Elves and Dragons, I says to him. Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you.  Don’t go getting mixed up in the business of your betters, or you’ll land in trouble too big for you.” ~The Gaffer (Tolkien 24) When first hearing the word cancer, I had a very particular image form immediately in … Continue reading The “cabbages and potatoes” of chronic illness