How important is the relationship between the author and the text? What is it to hear the author speak?

How important is the relationship between the author and the text? What is it to hear the author speak?

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Top 10 Tips for Living a Meaningful Life

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Top 10 Tips for Living a Meaningful Life

Not mine, but was pretty insightful. Thank you, random image!

Not mine, but was pretty insightful. Thank you, random image!

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien: Tolkien was at one time a close friend of C.S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings, associated with the University of Oxford, England, for nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1949.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien: Tolkien was at one time a close friend of C.S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings, associated with the University of Oxford, England, for nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1949.

Have your flower girl(s) or daughters hold a frame up to the newlyweds -- cute…

Have your flower girl(s) or daughters hold a frame up to the newlyweds -- cute…

On Thursday actor Christian Bale presented blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng with an award at the annual gala of Human Rights First. In December 2011, while Chen was still in China under house arrest, Bale attempted to visit Chen but was roughed up by thugs, who prevented him from visiting Chen’s village. Bale said at that time, “What I really wanted to do was shake the man’s hand and say ‘thank you,’ and tell him what an inspiration he is.”

On Thursday actor Christian Bale presented blind forced abortion opponent Chen Guangcheng with an award at the annual gala of Human Rights First. In December 2011, while Chen was still in China under house arrest, Bale attempted to visit Chen but was roughed up by thugs, who prevented him from visiting Chen’s village. Bale said at that time, “What I really wanted to do was shake the man’s hand and say ‘thank you,’ and tell him what an inspiration he is.”

Neil Gaiman with angel - this is extra funny for those of us who read 'Good Omens'

Neil Gaiman with angel - this is extra funny for those of us who read 'Good Omens'

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