the heart of the story

He’s one of the best supporting characters in literature. He bumbles right into the story, seemingly by accident and becomes one of the hero’s greatest allies.

I am, of course, talking about none other than Samwise Gamgee.

My husband and I have been rewatching our LotR movies in preparation for The Hobbit (no, before you think it, let me assure you we’re not the people who dress up in crazy costumes to see a movie.) I think the sign of a great movie/story is that every time I watch it, something new strikes me. (more…)

Luna

Luna is back, my friends. She’s been back with me for a couple weeks now, and I’m still recovering from missing her.

Cars keep coming up at work and when I refer to my car as “she,” I always feel the need to explain so that I don’t sound nuts. And of course, as you can probably guess, I end up sounding even more nuts. How do I explain to people who don’t really know me yet that I find it completely appropriate to name (and often talk to) cars? (more…)