Turn over a New “Tree and Leaf” this New Year with J.R.R. Tolkien!

Happy New Year to all my followers! Today, I continue my series on J.R.R. Tolkien with a tribute to Tree and Leaf, one of his lesser known works--a book that contains an implicit New Year's message. . What's your New Year's resolution? Chances are, if you've made one at all, you've made a decision regarding …

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7 Ways in which Saruman is like John Dee

The Vinciolo Journal turns 1 year old January 5th, two days after J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday, so in celebration of both events, I am making a series of Tolkien-related posts. This is the first of several ... 7 ways Saruman resembles Queen Elizabeth's court astrologer and geographer John Dee. . In comparing these two figures (the …

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