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Frank Turek Describes How 'Lord of the Rings' Points to God
"Let's talk about Lord of the Rings. Have you seen lord of the things? I haven't seen it. But the orcs scared me. So I was my face was in the cushions for most. The orcs are like the wicked witch and Wizard of Oz, right? Yeah, you don't want to. But think about the biggest heroes in Lord of the Rings are the weakest characters. I mean, Sam and Frodo are three foot hobbits who would rather stay in the Shire eat 7 meals a day and drink beer. They're not the kind of people that are going to save middle earth from Sauron. They're just not going to do it, but they're the ones that do it. Why? Because Tolkien being a Christian said, when you're weak, you are strong. And so Sam and Frodo had to had to rely on others to help them in order to pull off the unthinkable that they were going to get through more door and put the ring in the volcano and all that. And somehow they did it because when they were weak, they relied on others. Well, I guess I should say, I'm not surprised that J.R.R. Tolkien would write this epic fantasy that would point to God. But it's worth talking about that more and then talking about the movies, the stories that were not written by Tolkien, which is, to me, it's even more fascinating because he got this stuff as he was doing it. I think a lot of these Hollywood screenwriters, they don't have a clue that when you tell a good story, you kind of can't help point to
'Defender of the Faith' Author Joseph Pearce Shares His Story
"Story. You've been on the program before, but we have many new listeners who, first of all, they're wondering, what is that lovely accent? Where do you live now? What is your story? How did you come to be who you are today, which is to say a writer of many books and a man of deep Christian faith. Well, I mean, I told the story, Eric in a book called race with the devil, my journey from racial hatred to rational love. But in a nutshell, I, as a very young man, there's a 15 year old to be precise, what involved with white supremacist politics. I was very anti Christian, very anti Catholic, and very secular, and sort of worshiped that secular fundamentalism of Adolf Hitler. So it was through the reading, first of all, of writers such as G.K. Chesterton, who as you can see behind me there still looks after me like a guardian angel. It was a reading of Chester Turner bell or C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien and some of his great Christian figures that led me away from the darkness and that coupled with a spiritual healing, which I didn't even understand until I could look back in retrospect. This miraculous healing coupled with the reason that I was receiving from these great Christian writers that led me away from the abyss and really my life since my conversion has been one of gratitude for that conversion and a desire if you like to make up for all the bad things I did prior to my conversion by trying to live a good and faithful life and bring other people to the truth of Christ. And where did you
"tolkien" Discussed on Talking About Fun TV Shows!
"It's just it's just felt like a rush job to me and not that. I mean i still enjoy the movies. The way i feel about the hobbit movies is nostalgia for me. You know it felt like going home. It felt like seeing old friends that i hadn't seen in a while. You know seeing gandalf and frodo and bilbo at the beginning and then going on this adventure with the drawers and bilbo you know younger bilbo and you know they were pretty good for what they were. They were fun movies so but they just did not need to be stretched out to you know three movies. But that's just my opinion if you don't agree with me then okay but if you do okay to you know i am not telling you all to agree with me at all but anyways back to what i was saying about christopher token you know i felt like he was doing the same thing with his father's work. You know trying to stretch out and you know. Publish works with his father's name on it kind of felt like he was being hypocritical to the movies. You know but now looking back on it now. Now that i see it. I'm grateful for what. Christopher token did no matter what his motivations were because we wouldn't have all these writings from from jr token. I am grateful for christopher tolkien for that. And i was said when he passed away last year. So but anyways Back to Talking about jr token He was part of another book. Riding club called the inklings of which. Cs lewis was a part of two. It was through token that cs lewis converted from atheism to to christianity but it did upset token whence he has lewis joined the church of england and said of catholic ism. Cs lewis nominated token for nobel prize in literature and nineteen sixty one but token didn't get it because the nobel jury thought his thought historic telling was second rate. Like what a. What are you people. Reading the same thing i am because i don't think you are. Second rate what okay but anyways anyway. When he got famous he had to take his phone number out of the public directory He needed they moved to born mouth. A resort for for the british upper-middle-class edith was proud of him. Becoming famous book author rightfully. So you know. I mean he wouldn't be proud of their husbands achievements. I know i know i would. I'm proud of my husband no matter what you know just to someone you know to accomplish what. Jr token did. I don't blame me for being proud. Bid anyways inara retirement. They enjoyed their children and grandchildren. But sadly.
"tolkien" Discussed on Talking About Fun TV Shows!
"His illness kept recurring but he recovered enough to do some home service at various camps during this time edith bore their first child. John francis rule token on sixteenth of july nineteen nineteen token was taken off active service after the war. His first civilian job was at the oxford english dictionary. He worked mainly on the history in entomology of words of germanic origin beginning with the letter. W that's pretty cool. Hemming you know. He helped write the oxford dictionary. I just think that's really cool about him. During his time as a tutor at pembroke college he wrote the hobbit and the first two volumes of the lord of the rings. So that's pretty cool. And he was grading papers. I believe When he wrote the hobbit which is really cool. Because i mean i just i just think it's cool because you wouldn't think he got bored of grading papers and i think he come across one that was blank or something like that and so he just started writing the hobbit which that is so cool. How things just start you know. Plus you know reading are telling his children's stories that's really where it started but he just really start writing it down you know. So but anyways in nineteen forty five token moved to merton college oxford becoming professor of english language and literature until his retirement in nineteen fifty nine. He finished lord of the rings in nineteen forty eight. Close to a decade after the first sketches. Which while you know. I mean this. When he wrote these books it took him his whole life to just come up with the story and everything for for lord rings and undefined that so fascinating and also and he even said i think once if he would retired earlier he'd had more time to dedicate to his his his books and he he's always said that he wished he would have Retired sooner him. And edith had four children. Don francis role token michael hillary role token christopher john role token and priscilla mary. Ann role token he would tell his children's stories and write two letters from father christmas. There's actually a book published with these letters. You know Ah publication edited together. You know as a christmas book with these letters in book form. If if anyone is interested in that i haven't read it yet but I i'm really interested. I'm interested in everything token. Like i said i just got done listening to simmer trillion on audible and i want to dive deeper into some of his other stuff that has been published since his death. You know things that christopher token has kept going and you know while we're talking about his family in about this kind of stuff. I would just like to say about christopher tolkien without him. We wouldn't have you know all of these writings. We wouldn't have some really and we wouldn't have the lost tales in we wouldn't have the histories of middle earth without crisper token so i used to kind of be on the fence about christopher token but now that i'm a little bit older and i see what he has actually done for his father I don't feel the same way anymore. I used to feel like he was just trying to milk this franchise for everything it was worth and then i got upset with him because of the way he was being towards the movies and not really accusing them of taking the story and trying to make money off of it which they are too i mean. They stretched the hobby into three movies. And guys that book does not need to be three movies. No way does. That book needs to be three movies. Maybe two maybe three. If it would have been done better which. I don't blame peter jackson for this they were. They didn't have a lot of time to do the script. It's do things that they needed to do..
"tolkien" Discussed on Talking About Fun TV Shows!
"And i don't wanna get too much into that right now. But i have some things that when we get into the movies. I wanna talk about All of that but yeah he was one of the only actors that actually knew our head. I don't think he knew him like you know. They were best buddies or anything but he had actually met him. So that's pretty. That's pretty neat. He had actually met. Jr token of course is what i'm saying and as you can tell i go down tangents on if you're just joining me because y'all are big fans of lord of the rings and you'll want to listen to me talk about lord of the rings then i'm going to confess right now i go down tangents But if you've been listening to me in the past you know that. I go down tensions and this is one of those times anyways. I'm trying to back to the to the main subject Jr token he was a phenomenal author. He was a phenomenal man. His life story is actually interesting just as much as his books and you know like i said before without him we wouldn't have the fantasy fiction we have today. That's another Book series. That i read too was The harry potter books. Which a lot of people you know they say that voldemort Hawker axes was influenced by the ring. Because you know charonne. He poured his soul into the ring. And you know his life. Essence was in that ring so it was basically the first hawker ex. You know i mean you destroy all a hawker says you kill walmart. Well if you destroy the ring what happens. Czar on you know anyway another tangent Listen get into that. I mean. I guess we could segue into that the books this story. I mean you know. I don't know if they'll no. I don't think i mentioned it. Before but jr token he was a world war one veteran and a lot of the fiction that he wrote you can see parallels from frodo steps up as as a young hobbit and volunteers to take the ring. You know. he doesn't have to but he does it. As a sense of duty to save the world you know..
"tolkien" Discussed on Talking About Fun TV Shows!
"Found all the books and stuff that got me back into reading you know when in high school i didn't i didn't really wanna read you know and i was typical teenager. You know who who likes to read at that age. I was more into boys and doing the things and stuff. So so when i picked up the books you know this. Got me immersed into this world. And it's just snowballed from there. Without lord of the rings the books in particular. I wouldn't be reading half of the books. I've read since then. I have read a whole bunch of literature. Read the harry potter books. After lord rings i read the twilight novels. Which you know. I'm i don't know. I owe a lot to the twilight books too. Because they got me into some of the other fantasy fiction. Stuff that i've read since loitering to i've and i've also met some wonderful people through twilight in through the lord of the rings. And if y'all have been following this podcast y'all know that i was doing a series called outlander and i've read all you know not all of Dan gable don's books but I've read up to six book and without jr token without lord of the rings. I probably would have never you know picked up any of these books. So and like i said i have met so many great people through my love of literature. Do my love of these stories. And i really. Oh it all to more than rings you know through the books not the movies but the books because the books got me reading again. Yeah the movies you know. They were great and but without the books we wouldn't have movies. And so and without the movie i wouldn't have started reading books i had heard about the hobbit. You know when. I was younger because there was a cartoon or something like that but i didn't really understand it until until two thousand and one when the movies came out and i'm going to say this right now. Also elijah wood got me into the movies. I had the biggest fan girl crush on elijah wood growing up. I'm same age as him. Actually i think i'm a year older than him. But you know. I had loved him from flipper. And you know all of that of course ongoing down tangent in i'm really trying to stay focused on talking about jr tolkien. But the the great thing about this series of this franchise is you can't talk about one medium without talking about the other medium you know. You have to talk about the movies as well. Because like i said well i do because like i said the the movies got me into the books and the books got me into reading. So and what. Got me into the movies you know. I have to give a shout out to my boy elisa. Would that being said. I love all of the hobbits. I love sam. I love frodo mary. Pippen aragon gandalf. You know christopher lee as sorrow mon- enlists talk about him for a second. He was one of the only actors on set. Actually he was the only actor onset that new or had met jr token he actually had his blessing to play gandalf if there was ever a movie adaptation made about it and christopher lee really wanted to play gandalf but he even conceded that he would have been a better sorry on than than a than again gandalf and he did phenomenal..
"tolkien" Discussed on Talking About Fun TV Shows!
"Podcast. I've renamed podcast. Entertainment makes with betty. Also want to say that. I am so sorry that i've been gone for so long. I've been trying to figure out what to talk about. And i've decided to start with lord rings now. I am no expert. And i'll probably get some things wrong but you can ask anyone who knows me you can ask my family everybody. I can talk your ear off about law rings or anything token really i have read the hobbit. I've read lord rings trilogy and i have read similarly in i i read similarly in once i struggled to get through it that said though i know a little bit about it I've also been watching some youtube videos here lately. Just to get familiar with subject. I i love the movies now. That's a controversial subject. Because you know some people don't like to movies if you're diehard fan of the books you don't like to movies. 'cause peter jackson changed so much i love both you know. I can love both for what they are. You know. the the the books are awesome because token let's face it without him. We wouldn't have the movies so you gotta love the moves. You got appreciate the the not the movies. I'm sorry the books you've got appreciate books for what they are. They are phenomenal. Works of art really but the movies are also in a league of their own because they started. I mean those movies started the groundwork for way we watch movies today. I mean they were made twenty years ago. Peter jackson used methods in those movies. That you know they weren't using before those movies were done. You know he started. He started making those movies with a technology that would they use today now he didn't start. Cgi that came from jurassic park. You know that was the first movie with you. See gi a but he was the first one. I think to actually use most motion capture with ghalem. So but i'm going down a tangent on that. That's i don't wanna get into that right now. I want to really focus. This episode of the podcast. I wanna focus on jr token. Because like i said let's face it without him we wouldn't have. We wouldn't have a lot of the fantasy fiction we have today He inspired george dr martin. He inspired j. rall into inspired any anybody who has written a fantasy fiction novel series or anything wasn't inspired by tolkien. I mean he is the grandfather of this fantasy fiction writing so with all that being said i want to reach all a piece of his wikipedia. And then i want to just get into talking about him and how he's influenced my life. So it says john. Ronald rule token was an english writer. Poet zoologist and academic best known as the author of the high fantasy works the hobbit and lord of the rings he served as the rawlinson and bosworth professor of angel saxon.
"tolkien" Discussed on This Day in History Class
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Listen you're just going to get a behind the scenes. Look at our lives. We're just regular people. Just regular people in hollywood and going for it. Episodes drop every wednesday. And we can't wait for you to listen. Iheartradio is number one for podcasts. And it's easy to see why. Listen to work in on it on the iheart app or get your podcasts. This day in history class is a production of iheartradio. Hello and welcome to this day in history class a show that takes you on a journey to the past and back again. I'm gave lucia and in this episode. We're talking about the day. When readers took their first steps into the rich exciting world of middle. The day was september. Twenty first nineteen thirty seven the first edition of jr tolkien's the hobbit went on sale in british bookstores. It featured many black and white illustrations and maps drawn by tolkien himself and it followed the story of a homebody hobbit named bilbo baggins. Who joins a quest to win the treasure of a fearsome dragon named smog. The book garnered enthusiastic reviews from the start and by december the modest first printing of fifteen hundred copies had completely sold out. Tolkien had begun writing the novel several years earlier though unintentionally at first at the time he was working as a professor of anglo saxon at oxford university and one summer while grading test papers inspiration struck and he famously jotted down the novels first line in a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight tolkien recounted this fateful day himself saying quote. I can still see the corner of my house in twenty north moore road where it happened. I had an enormous pile of exam papers. They're marketing school. Examinations in the summertime is very laborious and unfortunately also boring. And i remember picking up a paper in actually finding. I nearly gave an extra mark for an extra five marks. Actually there was one page of this particular paper that was left blank glorious nothing to read so i scribbled on it although the author never mentioned which day or even which year this scribbling took place. Many tolkien scholars believe it was during the summer of nineteen thirty at first talking stopped at just that one line and didn't write anything further but in the years ahead he kept returning to the question of what exactly a hobby was and how it might live to settle the matter. He began writing the hobbit subtitled there. And back again which ultimately became an introduction to an entire fantasy world all his own middle earth. Tolkien worked on the book in stops and starts throughout the early nineteen thirties. He shared his early manuscript with a close group of fellow academics and friends including authors. Cs lewis when the manuscript was being passed around. It eventually made its way into the hands of the ten year. Old son of publisher stanley unwin. The boy wrote a review of the novel for his father in exchange for a shilling and it was so positive that it convinced unwin to publish it. Although published a children's fairy tale the hobbit was more complex and sophisticated than other works in the genre complete with its own in world species locations languages and legends. This was due in large. Part to tolkien's personal fascination with the writings and languages of norse and anglo saxon. Many names and words found in the hobbit are adapted from norse mythology and some plot details are seemingly inspired by the old english epic poem beowulf which token himself had translated and lectured on in the nineteen twenty s featuring detailed information on calendars moon phases and geographical descriptions that aligned with the included maps. The novel certainly didn't talk down to its target audience. Tolkien believed that humans had a primal appetite for myth and his book sought to revive and satisfy that appetite in a younger generation. Because of the hobbit success tolkien's publishers. Asked him to write more book. Set in the world of middle earth talking delivered a draft of what would later become the sylmar meridian million. A collection of stories set in the same universe is the hobbit but focus more on different lands species characters. The publishers rejected the proposal saying it was too obscure and two different from the preceding work. They like the public wanted more stories. About hobbits so token obliged and began writing what he called the new hobbit though of course we know it better today as the lord of the rings. If you were lucky enough to track down a first edition copy of the hobbit today you might be surprised to learn that. It doesn't quite match the story as you know it. That's because tolkien later. Made considerable changes to the hobbits text so that the story would better align with of the lord of the rings trilogy. These revisions first appeared in the second edition of the book which was published in nineteen fifty one. One of the most notable changes relates to the interaction between bilbo baggins in the cave dwelling column in the first edition. The characters partways on good terms and ghalem doesn't try to retake the ring from bilbo initially token planned in even broader revisions to the hobbit. He wanted to change the books. Playful tone to match the more serious tone of his rings trilogy. but thankfully for hobbit-fans. He abandoned this effort after the third chapter after he realized it just didn't feel like the hobbit anymore in the end. It's good that tolkien left. Well enough alone. Readers loved the book just as it was and they still today. Over the years the hobbit has been translated into more than fifty different languages.
Caught up in Gods Epic
"Some stories don't satisfies best because there's no conclusion or injustice evil succeed great epochs such as tolkien's lord of the rings stare our imagination and touch our in our longings for a better world. We don't want epics like these. To end. We become involved with the characters and the plot but they do and and we have to come back to earth significantly in a world. That is crying out for identity. This very really interesting. The story of family forebears or culture. The bible has been described as the greatest story of told but it is an epic with a difference for it's set in the context of real events. Consider the opening lines of the letter to the asians in one long sentence from i three through fourteen week. Limps gods or inspiring epic his plan and purpose to draw us into it. The themes of god's love and grace a palpable is the subject of illness every main verb for example it has hey who has blessed us. He has freely bestowed upon us. His grace he has made known his will and purpose which he set forth in christ to unite all things. he accomplishes all things. According to the counselor. He's will the god of the bible is a big life-giving warm hearted loving god so different from the cold impersonal force of star wars and the ruthless rule of human dictatorships in verses. Five through eight. We learn what that love cost god. He destined us for adoption as his children through. Jesus christ according to the good pleasure of his will to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the beloved
"tolkien" Discussed on The Catholic Culture Podcast
"That treebeard is in league with sarah on this idea. Of course it's not what comes to pass and it's marion pippen who meet treebeard. Who is of course a force for good rather than evil and there are aspects. In tolkien's plan as the fellowship fractures and the narrative for lord of the rings gets very chronologically and geographically complex token started creating a graph timelines for all the different characters. And what they were doing on the same day specific days so that he could keep the chronological rhapsody intact and so there are think about over. A dozen of these sort of charts planning out The narrative so that on you know the same given day he knows where is marian. Pippen era gorn legalists gimle and Frodo and sam as well as the orcs you know all the different characters so that particularly for important for salmon For salmon photo they look up and see you know the phase of the moon at night. It's the same one. That era gorn is looking up from ministerial to see. It's that sort of that. Deep truth to the world that he was planning out to maintain you know at a very. I mean in some ways superficial but very basic level the complete veracity of that world it is for him a real world and so that kind of truth had to be maintained the maps that he has that we have in the show and that he produced for lord of the rings are all done to scale they have a grid line over them with demarcations of the square squares. Being one hundred mile square two hundred miles square to keep track even of like the actual amount of distance that any character could travel on a given day and he states that he never made any character travel more than he physically could and tries to work out exactly. How far hobbit could travel if they are half the size of a man you go down to lake the hobbit measurements of from a toenail up to a hobbit mile. How big are these things when he says you know that salmon photo have to travel x amount in a day..
"tolkien" Discussed on The Catholic Culture Podcast
"Can we talk a bit about some of the authors. Who are maybe a little less expected. Just just maybe a quick overview of some. i'm thinking especially if sifi Of literary modernism not just chronological modernity and and also kind of the modern realist novel. Yeah he was very interested in sinclair. Lewis's work yeah he. He said that he had read. All of sinclair lewis's work Any even singles out The novel babbitt as having an influence on the creation of hobbits draws a parallel between the character of abbots and the character of the habits end sinclair. Lewis is about as far from what you would expect tolkien to be enjoying as you can imagine. It's total straight up american satiric literary realism It's very very very different from anything. That the inklings wrote ops sinclair lewis As you know what he read and enjoyed a lot of science fiction he names. Isaac asimov as a favor author He admired the work of h. g. wells even though he differed from his religious views. Very definitely laser Enjoyed ray bradbury on s. Another science fiction author. That saw that he read a and then he thought he took quite seriously the work of the modernists. So for instance he took notes on james. Joyce's finnegans wake the several pages of notes where he engages with. What's joyce's doing. I'm even transliterated the name analytic plora rebel into elvis. He's interested in want joyce's doing with the stream of consciousness now. He doesn't entirely approve of what joyce is doing but he takes it seriously. He gauged with thoughtfully And this by the ways in contrast to see us lewis who just dismissed out of hand and didn't want to think about at all token were with elliott. Yeah he really engages with it. I'm gertrude stein is another author that we know that He he at least a little bit. He mentions her in those notes So those are some of the modernists he seems to have had kind of cautiously positive view of t s eliot We don't know really much his reaction but he was sowed when elliott died and then of other authors that he liked the more modern people for instance dylan thomas. I turned up the fact that he thought very highly of dylan thomas. The poet could not. How could he not like deal. Dylan thomas i mean come on. Well he is. He is a more modern Figure just on the sonic level. You know well exactly. I mean this is just so fascinating that he liked him. He also He likes the the modern poet. Roy campbell who wrote very realistic verse about france of the spanish civil war. So there's a lot of figures that you know. We wouldn't necessarily expect him to like that. He did like very much. He really he very much liked where campbell's poetry and other ones he was interested in that. Yeah.
"tolkien" Discussed on The Catholic Culture Podcast
"Short house had actually been involved in a businessman in production chemicals and then he wrote this book As an amateur devoted to this book you know for years and years writing it while continuing on his work as a businessman and tolkien really drew a connection there because he also is writing a long book the lord of the rings while pursuing his own career as an academic as a professor and so close bys well sorry he lived very close by as well. Yes and that was an interesting thing. I was able to track down the fact that when tolkien was a boy when he was living in Birmingham and of father francis He would have walked by short houses house every day as he walked mass. So this was something that was part local landscape and he was a real local celebrity. And in fact tolkien's math teacher new short house so again. That was a real local celebrity. Not not just in his book but as like assert person you could see walking around the neighborhood. They're short house. You know the famous author. So can you tell us about this team of pity in john english. Endon how it may have What talking may have influenced we see in this book in english It's ridiculously complicated plots. I can't even possibly summarize it but it involves the hero ingle johns he's Trying to avenge the murder of his brother and eventually tracks down his brother's murderer Encounters him and at that point multi the murderer his in wretched states and basically throws himself ingles since mercy and And england has the opportunity at that point to kill him and he deserved because he's a murderer he just be justice he could strike him down but he chooses not to. He chooses instead. He turns them over to a local priest. He lets him go. He exercises mercy because he has pity on him and then it turns out that later on their other complications He encounters the reformed mobility. Who's now a fryer And it's through his help. That's he's able to resolve the difficulty that that he is in So his his mercy toward his fallen enemy is what ultimately enables him to resolve his own personal quest in the story and reduced to its bald lines. It might not seem like a whole lot but if you look out the way that the scenes presented is really quite evocative of the way that we have Frodo and sam engaging with golomb and then we have ingle sons in a variety of scenes interacting with different characters So it's not just that string of events it's even the way that Short house is presenting these scenes. Really highlighting this this theme of mercy and pity and and that is such an important part of the lord of the rings. It's quite striking really. We talked about some of these kind authors who would have dealt with teams that we can easily imagine tolkien being interested in adventures. Fantastic religious matters..
"tolkien" Discussed on The Catholic Culture Podcast
"Not a fantasy tale but a book of religious fiction. I guess you could say that. I suppose naturally would have been of interest to as about catholic. Can you tell us about this work. Yeah it size called. john. Ingle johns a romance. It's by the the author j h short house. It's a very curious book. It's kind of an adventure. It's got some fantastical elements in its. It's it deals a lot with religious questions. Particularly question of anglicanism verses catholicism which which system is true and english on the character its promise character joining wilson's he's constantly debating. Should he stay church of england or should he become a roman catholic will he won't he And that's that's really debated throughout the whole the whole book but it was a rousing adventure And it's got some quite profound cents thematic elements of mercy and pity. I think are really significant. Influences on the lord of the rings but this whole book was just very fascinating and is the reason why i introduced it straight away because who who knows heard of john ingle johns a basically no one has heard of johnny carson people. Now that this book is out but hitherto nobody yet. In tolkien's day it was a bestseller the author Short house was invited to have tea with the prime minister It was brought him fame and fortune and boatloads of money. He built a fancy new house with the proceeds from from the book It was a colossal hit in all the way into the nineteen fifties It could be referred to in the newspapers as a book that everybody had read. And one of the things that this brought home to me was the importance of looking at the context. Of tolkien's own time is if we only look at the books that are familiar to us now. We have this kind of filter. We miss a lot of what was important to tolkien Because certain books have just not made their way to being republished in twenty twenty one but this book is really important to tolkien on. He mentioned it in his letters He even had a collection of essays that some could an essay on the book that he recommended to a friend so he was very interested in what was going on in johnny wilson's and so it's neat to look at that and say well why why was interested in this and i think one of the things that does show is that he was quite interested in the big questions of his day including as you know the the religious questions versus catholicism. He was interested talking could relate to him because he was not a full time. Professional writer is that is that right. Basically yeah. I think he he. Hey related him. an end. token measures is explicitly because in.
"tolkien" Discussed on The Catholic Culture Podcast
"He would think it was pretty cool. Do you think that carpenters. Bias effect affected the editing of the collected. Letters as well very much so on and the letters are very curious thing One of the things that was interesting to discover is that tolkien was actually a massive letter writer. He wrote thousands of letters over his lifetime. Thousands there are only three hundred fifty four in that volume and most of them are presented in a kind of truncated away. Some of them. We only have a single paragraph and it's really frustrating to be reading the letters in seeing you have this one paragraph out of context. What came before what came after. What has what has carpet or left out and a few times. I was even able to discover in a published elsewhere. The full text of a letter that tolkien had written from which carpenter had only put extracts. And it's very interesting to see the way that it shapes how he comes across for instance. There's one letter were token his ass to give some graphical details and the bit that carpenter quotes starts off very abruptly. I don't like to give details about myself. And then he goes on details and it just ends will in fact the full council letter starts out with him warmly saying how happy is to get the letter how he sorry. He missed talking to that person in person And and kind of apologetically saying. You know i'm happy to help you out. But i don't really like to give details about myself. And the closes thanking this writer for her interest and those initial bits that kind of cordial introduction and the m you know conclusion that's full appreciation totally changed the tone. They make him into someone who's actually quite willing to engage but with a kind of english self-deprecation kind of like wow. I don't really like giving details about myself by a and that's a very different tone. A very different picture. We get of tolkien. The writer token in the person than we get from this kind of cold abrupt boom boom..
Meet The Author, Shane Wilson, Realistic Fantasy With A Sharp Edge
"To the big program as i mentioned. It's a an episode of meet the author. Shane wilson is storytelling. No matter the medium. The emphasis of his work is on the magical act of the story and how the stories we tell immortalize us and give us give voice to the abstractions of the human experience. Ladies and gentlemen please open the ears open minds and help me welcome in whoop. Waco shane wilson to the my duck pakistan. Welcome thank you so much. Thanks for being here. Now it's a pleasure so get get me hip two way our way are you are 'cause i'm not sure i know you're a southern guy. Are you giorgia I'm curly in north carolina. You know what i said. That and i don't know why i said that last night but then i was questioning myself. This is why. I asked you this at first up last night. I said it was raised in georgia. Sir right. I read your bio that you i believe born in alabama raising in georgia but i said last night on the air i said i. It's north carolina guy. And then i looked it up today and i was like no. I'm wrong. he's not where they get those carolina from now you just said it. So where did i get it from. It's not online anywhere that fact. I'm getting it actually. You might be psychic. In which case mybookie dot com is definitely a place for you but yeah i mean i feel like somewhere in the bio somewhere in all of the information out there. It probably says that. I teach college in north carolina which is true. Well i did not see. I wasn't aware of that. So you're you what are you. Teaching kalki teach english literature music. I teach composition creative writing that kind of thing very cool stuff so Tell me a little bit about yourself. How how when you kind of got the author bug. We'll start with the author stuff. Then we'll come back to the music little later on but tell me when you when you first realized the way that it should be thing Because i think i've been writing forever I i'd be hard pressed to find a moment in in my life. At least i actually remember when i wasn't writing I remember my parents buying me. An old typewriter When i was just a little kid. And i remember like i would practice spelling on it. i would ask my mom to spell for me like the the most complex words i can think of a kid it was stuff like rhinoceros right and i would ask you to spell it and then i would like pick it out and so i was practicing already getting kind of the bug and then i remember like second grade. I would write these short stories and just handwriting out. I'd put them in a one of those three prong folders and then i would draw cover and glue it on the front Like saw i was already thinking about book design and stuff even though i wasn't cognizant of that right and so yeah like from the from the jump right in has been a part of me and the through. I think the evolution is pretty similar to a lotta guys that are that are writers in that you know middle. School comes along. And now i'm writing poetry in order to hit on girls And the same kind of thing in high school. And then you get when i got into college. The academic spirit kind of squashed some of that creativity as it will do And then on the other side of college. I slowly started to chip away that published some poetry some short stories and then accidentally wrote a novel while There's a lot to respond to their. But i i'm i'm smiling because i thought i'm going to say this now even though i wanted to say this for a little bit later in the conversation but I thought when i saw romance and fantasy stuff betsy kinda stuff that either A guy who's a player trying to impress women or gate would well you know The the romance stuff is is very light. In in most of what i write every now and then i will dip a toe into that sandbox. Because i think and and i don't write traditional romance. When i do that i write stuff that kind of turns genre upside down or i try to. Because ultimately i think romance is kind of trite and empty void of a genre So when i when. I do play over there. I like to to try to get in. Turn it in on itself. A little bit But for the most part the fantasy stuff is it comes from The my academic focus. When i was at school. I studied a ton of magical realism. I had a professor who is very into that genre and sir My master's thesis was on salman rushdie and midnight's children And all that stuff so yeah so like i was reading a ton of magical realism. And so i don't write. What would be considered hard. Fantasy like tolkien. And those guys right fantasy this grounded in our reality but there are magical elements at play.
What are the key factors in executing the digital marketing for tourism and hospitality
"For the last two episodes we have had a very vivid discussion about though wise. And what and today. of course it's going to be a little fun. Talk about the how part. I am with my guest on his head of eat. Tourism research at the university of eastern finland. So welcome you come again. High gripe to be here. This is the last episode. And i'm i'm really excited to get the opportunity to discuss these things about digital marketing with you again. It's it's been great so far. I'm really looking forward all of this episode. Well it's been a great learning experience for me. Also we are sort of. All of us are students because things are changing. If it's minute by minute but so quickly that we have to be able to be nimble and reactive on. What's happening around us. And i think that's where this how part of our feet series comes into the question so let's stocked with them. The point maybe the digital marketing tourism start from motto. Sora help us understand what are the first steps to consider. And and i think this episode bills quite nicely on top of the previous two episodes so we gone through how how the company mission the strategy actually should drive digital marketing. So all the decisions that you do in digital marketing should be. You should be able to connect them with your strategy and your mission and what you're doing bought it to say that it's also possible to do great business without that much thinking abou- strategies and missions. And if you are just able to provide a great customer experience and you are really good at sales and marketing you have all the possibilities to do fantastic basis and and being being able to be a successful With being really good at understanding your business model. But i think everything starts with the customer. So if you don't understand your customer and if you don't have this custom perspective on your own business Then it's it's getting really difficult to be to be successful. Doodoo business that that succeeds and think many times that that is a major issue with with businesses that they are so focused on what they have and how they can sail that while they have instead of looking at customers and understanding the customers one than what the customers need in. How else can be resold or hail wave. What will the company has a not just what we have at this moment but also thinking outside the box and looking at different ways to better serve the needs of of of a customer not alone and not relying just on what we have but also looking for new partnerships and new kind of marketing channels and and all different kinds of options. If you have this customer perspective on your business in are able to put yourself in in customers shoes. I think that's. That's the first. I've where wherever everything about marketing should should be built upon when when we are starting to think the channels and the messages and everything being able to put yourself in in the customer's shoes is fantastic skill to have and also is it so the two should be very specific about to your audiences and who you are. Who are you. Why are you servicing. I have noticed that people tend to get limit wide. They want to go all over the place rather than kind of laser focused on this. And then as you mentioned that the solving the problem i always is only interested in that. Solve the problem that they have not about your product right now so people are typically not interested about companies. People are interested in themselves and watson there for mia and businesses have to figure this out. That's how they tolkien communicate with customers. In last episode we talked about focusing on the benefits that the customer receives instead of the attributes of all we are a whole that will be our restaurant or or who we are as as a destination
"tolkien" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Indie Film
"I've had some films in america in distibuted And but it's not not of course you know Conquered america like vikings along cook columbus day. But i would say that it. It story that needed to be told in english. So you know and whether my next door will be an english i think it's always the story defines the language I'm also a family man to kids. And what might that might mean. I need to do my next to finish initial it can be closer to my family For a while. There's a lot of traveling with this one or then the story coming look story that i really wanna show next is something i need to tell it in english or depending on the action. Perhaps even a small suburban american story. And i don't know yet you never you never you know where. You're just under was just very thankful. I think i've had had so many friends in my life that you know. They're alive so they ended too early. And so thankful that actually experienced tolkien to a person. Like you unexperienced Like you said you know princeton. Sitting on monday with more clarify actively you can heal and the gospel or the laughs or from the reactions from the audience. Something i think that that's that's gonna rewards me very much you know in all. I really appreciate your time. Best of luck. I think this is going to do really well. And we need something besides the avengers out there anyway. So i wish you the best of luck again and take care of their film tolkien and wanna thank you and fox searchlight for making this interview happen really appreciated and best wishes. Thank you much have a nice day. Okay to sir take care now. Tolkien is playing at the near you. This is tony tomato. Thanks so much for listening shane. One apple take two..
"tolkien" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Indie Film
"Have to serve as just a film the purity of the film So it's been best possible feldman and then when it's the best possible film and the best best weather story that i hope that brings People to the token stories. You know so bring additionally this. Because i believe i believe and i wanted to believe that that even if you're not a tolkien fan you enjoy this phone because it is a story of friendship and love and creation. I think those are universal themes But it's it's I hope that that will happen. One day that i can get sued them and talk with them and experience emotions about phone and which really cool some really neat events are happening in connection with this You're you're going to be at the montclair film festival along with your stars and robert bear is gonna interview on stage and not only that but fathom events has done it again and they're going gonna be a broadcasting that two theaters so that a lot of people can see it that are not necessarily among. That's pretty exciting. That is very exciting and stephen Is huge tolkien found. So i think you know. We'll we'll try to guess station and not too nerdy such a two token gigs. Battling about information. I think we can. I think we will But i think he's also very smart very smart in terms of understanding intimacy. I think it would be a very good cure may And i hope the people get to say Kind of bay backs exposed some and feelings about the film that you know that might rise from films. And i'm i'm very excited about it because i think he's exactly right person to hold this cure nate based on knowledge about tolkien and And it and those moments always especially you know you're encountering encountering phantoms shown to films too you know that the servicing to audiences and serving some fans and then you servicing. You know those who said don't necessarily know that much about talking of his books and we've had several screens when people have been addressed as els..
"tolkien" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Indie Film
"Sees feel is like an instrument. Or i've watched over sound that it later ads on these themes that was that was idea and cashing nicholas. Who's a phenomenal actor. What did what did you think brought to the part. It's always that when if you doing six totally fictional character that we can you know that even you know just something surprising you can bring a common little bit tied into the real life character. Course even though it's a you know featuring entry. But when i met nicole us in the top of our way and he was you know i thought okay. Let's do nicholas chris meeting. I was surprised. I had seen work. And i knew was knocked. Blossoming i the knocked at the moment. what. I was surprised me what what's his personality. This is intellect to this with his very far And warmth and a bit of a goofiness a playfulness in all those pre trade felt the toll teen had so i think he brought a lot of his own character into it and i said doesn't blossoming at this age as act team leader. Living me loving the camera enjoying during the writer was as we often say You can know that you can build upon that. And i think after i met him feel like it has to be nicholas. He can't be anybody else and then just become. Actually the biggest worry that i had was that can we get him away from x. men because she shooting time and speaking of blossoming you also have lily collins and who's also on her way up as an actor and playing his love interest I mean she's another great find for this part as well. Yes and i think like many. I've seen i've seen in an ethics group film quote to the bone which is about Eating disorders and she's been very open about being a part of her life. And i found it very courageous when actress or an actor kind of open about their own passed on and does a role that is so close themselves on their own experiences and and i was very intrigued to talk to her about the role needed when you know we had to do. We have to do it. True skype because helping dishes in england and she was in los angeles this explosive warmth in her which i felt like the mind. You know you kind of have to go back to that again that thirteen me having my first crush on the elven princess then then how does tolkien see his eating. You know who basically inspired them princes and lucy and especially the first one and when when watching limits felt like that would be the woman who used as we strengthen her there is an added layer intelligent woman in the film somehow their level submitted that i think we've yet seen i think she truly truly Explode as an actress. I'll have more of my conversation with the director of tolkien in just a moment back with more on john. Ra- making on the sci fi. Talk indie podcast. Save one apple.
"tolkien" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Indie Film
"Scene one apple take one scene one apple take to. Hi this is county. Till i don with me. Today is dummy kind of cookie who is director of the new film. Tolkien and very excited to see this. I wanted to ask you. What led you to tell. The story about one of the giants of literature journey actually starts already when i was twelve or thirteen when i first lord rings and it was a time of my life when i was at that time growing with father who i got to know late in my lesson and i was bullied and i was quite alone so those stories team stories became my friends and i was kind of an outsider outside at that time and then finding friends eventually and finding certain communities so clubs those become very poor became very important to me and then you know fast forward so ds later. I Reading about about his life and an understanding that he actually those stories that i read at a time in my life when i felt like an outsider needed friendships and fellowships. He experienced that same emotion. I think there's this feels like it's almost like a destiny that that it feels that this is the time in the air over the author. I admire. I want to tell the story about. Yeah very interesting. And what was the decision and kind of grounding in one setting in one thousand nine hundred sixteen and then telling the story in flashbacks. Well it drives about research in terms of because there's not that much documentation he. He was very open in his letters. Yeah he would speak about many things. But not really about the war. And the letters post-war have nothing released which means that there must be something there that you know are we are not allowed you see or you know or read about his personal and emotions and of course. It's a trauma understandable. You know it's traumatic era you into the warded supposed to end all wars and basically all of your friends die and i think that that kind of open up that it's it's the tragedy in the fall down of this fellowship that he must have experienced emotionally. Which then i can read through. You know these stories in his mythologies it was always very adamant that war wasn't an direct allographs delegate elliott gory or inspiration. These stories which is true. You know most likely it's mythologies and you but he's definitely taken emotional experience from that war experience. I kind of approach it through a dream. You know what he's if token dream..
Dmitri Dolgov: Waymo and the Future of Self-Driving Cars
"When did you first fall in love with robotics or even computer science more general computer science. I at a fairly young age. Robotics happened much later. I think my first interesting introduction to computers was in the late eighty s When we got our first computer. I think it was an an. Ibm i think ibm at. Remember those things that had like a turbo button in the frontier precedent. You'll make make the thing goes faster. Did they already have floppy disks. Yeah the the the five point four inch once. I think there's a bigger inch so good when something than five inches and three inches. I that was five. Maybe before that was the giant plates than it didn't get that but it was definitely not the not the three inch ones anyway so that you know we got that computer. I spent the first Few months just know playing video games as you would expect. I got bored of that So i started messing around and trying to figure out how to make the thing. Do other stuff got into Exploring programming and a couple of years later. It got to a point where i actually wrote a game. A lot of games and game developer japanese developer actually offered to buy it from me for a few hundred bucks. But you know for for a kid in russia. The big deal. It's a big deal. Yeah i do not think the deal well integrity. Yeah i instead Pity use those not the most acute financial move that i made my life looking back at it now. I i the reason i put it online. was what would you call. It was freeware. think right. it was not open source. But you could upload the binary that would put the game online idea was that people like it and then they you know contributing to send you a little donations rate so quick math of forcing them thousands and millions of people are gonna play my game couple of bucks a piece. You know definitely do that as i said not. Not the best way to raise about business models remember. What language was programming that was scale which what pascal pasco and had a graphical component did text based. It was like I think there are three hundred twenty by two hundred whatever it was. I think the early resume resume. And i actually think the reason why this company wanted to buy does not like the fancy graphics or the limitation. Those maybe the idea Of actual game but the idea the campaign one of the things i. It's so funny. I used to play this game. Called golden axe and the simplicity of the graphics and something about simplicity of music. Like it's still haunts me. I don't know if that's a childhood thing. I don't know if that's the same thing for call of duty these days for young kids but i still think that the games are simple. That simple purity makes four allows your imagination takeover and thereby creating a more magical experience like now with better graphics. It feels like your imagination doesn't get to Create worlds which is kind of interesting I it could be just an old man approach waving kids these days. That have no respect. But i still think that graphics almost get in the way of the experience i dunno flippered letter. I don't know the case closed. I don't yet but that that's more games at up like it's more like tetris. World where they optimally masterfully create a fun short term dopamine experience versus a more referring to like role playing games. Where there's like a story you can live in it for months or years. like There's an elder scrolls series which is probably my favorite settled games thousand magical experience that the graphics terrible the characters were all randomly generated It pulls you in. There's a story. It's like an interactive version of an elder scrolls. Tolkien world
Beeple on How He Raked In $3.5 Million
"Today's guest is mike winkelmann a beagle. Welcome mike great nice to have you so you're a digital artist and you've worked with apple. Louis vitton nike justin bieber and katy perry even producing one digital artwork a day for over thirteen years. How did you get into crypto So a bunch of people just started telling me you should check out this. Nfc stuff and so really only like two months ago. I looked into the space a bit closer and saw a bunch of names that i recognize. You know in my certified design area. And so as i go there definitely seems like there's some here and so i like dole van and i have a computer science degree you know. I'm not a programmer. But you know that piece of it really started like interested me so it. Just the possibilities. I thought were just endless. There was just a bunch of things people by try and get it. I thought sounded really really finally. Try and you ended up having a big digital art sale last weekend that rakes in three point. Five million dollars. Congratulations thank you. Yeah it was crazy the to see. But i also think like it truly is like sort of the start of people really like collecting the I think you know the the the physical tolkien paired with the the annettee. I think email makes it something. People can really understand and sort of like speaks to their inner sort of like collecting voice. And i think it's just the system that you know will be a the future of sort of like you know collecting artwork sieve. Tell us more of the details about that sale. What did you offer. How did you offer it and what happened. Sure saw the biggest thing that i think is different from this sale than previous sales. Is that each of the pieces. Included a physical token you know a digital screen that was very closely tied to the like blockchain. Though it wasn't sort of like you know cries that could be separated easily from the nfl at something. That's very sort of meant to be looked at as one piece And so i. I made you know people ask collect dot com which sort of like houses the collection and then You know there was an open edition For those on sale for just five minutes and then you know which also includes physical token twenty one auction throat. The weekend Sold single edition You know sort of pieces to the highest bidder and so that was sort of like the components of the draft. So you know all weekend. We sold six hundred thousand dollars worth of the open edition five minutes and then you know the everyday's themselves the auction we're going over one hundred thousand dollars on average at last piece went for seven hundred seventy seven thousand dollars so i think it just shows that there's like a huge appetite for you know a tightly sort of connected digital and physical sort of like
‘Lord of the Rings’ Series at Amazon Adds 20 Actors to Cast
"Before we say goodbye to lord of the rings amazon has bought the rights to lord of the rings on television streaming or whatever and they're producing something. How much do you know about the project. And what do you think of that project as a big lord of the rings fan. I in nervous. Because i think they're i don't know because i've i've seen in read a bunch of things because the i thought is going to be essentially like Tales from the second age. Like you know like What happened in the prologue of fellowship was essentially going to be that this this franchises climax last war elves and men. You know yes this war say will like there. Weren't you know elves kind of helm's deep didn't happen to book. This is all man's deal like l. july. We don't got the strength anymore. This other thing is like you're supposed to understand that this was a world war just like tolkien fought That liked to reason dwarves and elves and other because this was happening like the dwarfs are being attacked under mountains galadriel hanging onto her forest realm with with only her personal might and her ring of power. she's able to withstand like i. Everything's being like you're like what's happening. Administrator this happening all over the world simultaneously But then i heard that like well it's going to be these random pills from some million then i heard it was going to be like a reimagining of actually the lord of the rings. That's feels like really stupid. Who i don't know it's a i will say this it's fascinating world with a lot of really cool stories And there's a lot the mind there but it all comes down like peter. Jackson couldn't capture this magic twice dune the hobbit broke him you know like like An and patting it out and making it bigger and more commercial and all that kind of stuff. I don't know like it extended they stick to some of the cool stuff that's in the similar million and some of the lost books and details and stuff. That that tolkien's estate is kind of manicured throughout the years like it. It'll probably be pretty good But i don't. I don't know i really don't i have dance. It's the it's they're filming it in new zealand. So that's Something
An Excerpt from the book Flirting with Darkness by Ben Courson
"An excerpt from the book flirting with darkness. Ben. Carson. Weapon number three, the magic number of greatness. I got to a point in my struggle with depression where something needed needed to change must suffering. So badly, I finally decided to do something about it. The ten thousand hour rule saved my life. His Book Outliers Malcolm Glad well demonstrated that to be truly greeted anything. You have to put in ten thousand hours of practice. People such as world chess champion Bobby. Fischer businessman Bill Joy, and IBM founder Bill Gates are among the many examples. Glad. While gives of people who excelled because they accelerated they focused and worked hard and gave at least ten thousand hours to becoming the best at what they did. Glad will show that whether you want to be a fiction writer or master criminal. Hockey player or a pianist ten thousand hours was the magic number of greatness. Bent my mind to that goal is a writer Manspeaker. A resolved to stop wasting my energies, processing psychological trauma and to go on a diametrically opposed direction. Instead of disappearing over why dreams weren't coming to pass, I decided to commit myself to working my fingers to the bone to ensure they did. Psychologists, John Hayes quote looked at how long it took the best composers of all time to create their first grey work. He found that nobody including Mozarts was a child prodigy had produced a piece of work of any significance until about ten years after they had I, taken music no amount of innate talent even in a field of genius such as music could overcome the years of practice necessary to Korea work someone may be talented. They may be lucky but they still have to go through ten years of practice in order to become a master and quote. When Churchill came to power during World War Two he said this as he was being inaugurated into office as prime. Minister quote. I. Offer you nothing save blood, toil tears, and sweat and quo. Lecture Chill Ready to go to battle anew, the path will be difficult PROC- ready to claim own finest hour. Getting better stars, which is getting off your tuition in doing something. So I did. My goal was to become a writer and a speaker put in the needed hours. My nearly worked myself to death, but it was infinitely better than brooding found the effort. Cathartic in fulfilling my spirit's began to lift. I figured I had two options number one either get discouraged that my dreams were not coming pass or number to spend the effort of getting prepared for when they did. Legendary preacher Charles spurgeon advised students to stop worrying about when they would get their shot at speaking and concentrate instead on their ability, and they'll let God take the opportunity in other words quit fretting over the how and focus on the what I took these words to heart and focused on my skill set as I improved my craft, our English word amateur comes from a French Italian an line route which means to love an obvious works when he loves the process and it feels good a professional is someone who worked seven days a week whether he feels like it or not. Today. My TV show hope generation is on twenty different networks more than one hundred and eighty countries and radio shows heard on more than four hundred stations daily. I get to speak in stadiums and arenas. My quote unquote overnight success came through hours of hard work. How you'll spend your ten thousand hours may be different from how I spend mind but you'll find as I did a clear focus and a way of getting off the existential treadmill of despair, transform your life but the age of twenty one, the average American has put ten thousand hours of practice into computer and video games when I use those hours for something more productive. How hard you hustle in the darkness determines how brightly you shine in the spotlight. To prepare for speaking to people I got really good at lecturing my furniture. My chairs were my captive audience I remember that Billy Graham. One said he got his start by preaching to alligators before he preached in stadiums. You have to start with a small stuff and work your way up. So I took every opportunity that presented itself. I spoke to classes of little kids and homeless shelters at old folks, homes, and to student clubs I volunteered to take the opportunities. Others turned down, I got lots of practice. When other speakers turned an organization or church down my said, yes I did this I several years Only the small minded person will refuse the small task for me if I had an audience of four people those enough to get some more practice to put in some more hours toward my ten thousand our goal. Jesus said that if you're faithful and a few small things, you'll be given responsibility over bigger ones Matthew Twenty five that sound good to me. Yes sometimes I did feel like surface the tragic here of Greek mythology who had to roll a boulder of a hill only to see roll back down then roll it back up again only for it to roll back down again repeatedly, I'll stubborn in my pursuit it was a great weapon against despair to keep working in spite of how I felt, which puts me in the mind of a scene from Tolkien's the Lord of the Rings in the First Book of that trilogy the Fellowship of the Ring, a band of warriors is commission travel to the ends of the Earth to destroy the evil ring of power by casting it into mount doom. During their long journey. Gandalf who was their leader was thought to be killed in the minds of Maurya in response airborne stepped up to lead the band in his stead amid his grief and despair he cried out farewell Gandalf what hope have we with you then he turned to the fellowship and said, we must do without hope let us gird ourselves and weep no more come. We have a long road. Like that trek to mount doom healing is usually a long journey. We normally don't start feeling better overnight sometimes, we must go on when we feel absolutely no hope. Our quest leads down a winding path and his sometimes fraught with trolls and Goblins and all manner of Dr Treasures. But psychological heroism is possible in such journey is were taking like Eric Gordon Frodo my set my foot upon my own path out of depression I gave them my flirtation with darkness and began to tread the road toward a grand purpose and it worked after many many years. The Dreams I had begun to despair finally came true new ones came into sight, but it all began by putting one foot in front of the other. If you allow yourself to just sit around and partly catatonic state stuffing yourself with junk food is a form of therapy and watching callous hours of television. You'll probably never start feeling better. But I. Tell You that you get off the couch and venture into the world to do something toward your goals. Things will start to change in your heart and mind if you pull yourself out of bed and get going on your dreams, that's how you'll will begin the journey to healing your broken spirit.
Feeding Your Newborn Right
"The concept of breastfeeding simple you off a baby baby baby latches drinks milk for a while then is done. Tommy. Full happy baby. But simple does not always mean easy and some mothers not even given a choice. This food for thought. Motherhood. Is With lactation consultant, pediatric feeding, and swallowing specialist speech therapists. Stacy's. Where we explore the challenges in Feeding Your Baby Headline Stacey. Hi honestly say to have you on this episode because you've played such an important role with my feeding Johnny was Zachary and I think everybody's going to benefit so much from what you have is. It Hey we go. I guess. that. If we start stacy by tolkien about the fact that. Breast. Milk is said to make your child healthier small. And? Unfortunately, lots of Women Assadi unable to breastfeed and they can fill a lot of shame around this. So when we come to the phrase, breast is best what are your thoughts on this? So if it's why I think I'd like to refrain it on think about nor. Breast is best Betta. But actually considering recipe jank as the biological and recognizing that it will says more protections to buy babies on's mother's human milk tena made the babies and it's no folding. Fluids by throughout human existence and also cost an infant's in a child's life span. breastfeeding does affect baby a reduced risk of a number roles Illnesses such as diarrhea, vomiting era sections I. For. Long long list on the same for the mother in terms of decreasing the risk of things like West move varian. Council? That's not to dispute it. I think that what Sweetie challenging is that when women who want to breastfeed on table, they experience multitude se names possibly anger glee sadness of some of the feelings of undocumented in military. I'm. I'm a linked to sort of feeling of loss said that they lose something they were expecting will wanting to do. All that they had been told about employ misses the best and then they went able to achieve and I think why to say is if there's a woman that feels like this, I'd like to certificate acquainted about. So right by don't deny to lowlands from the W. HR pays days he says, the success will new breastfeeding should not be seen solely as responsibility of the woman. Power ability to breastfeed is very much shaped by the support in the environment in which she lives there was a full responsibility of governments on society to support women through policies on the grounds in the community. I think this valley very true and I it's. It's a very difficult place to be when you're surrounded by those messages but he Failed as masters a truly the most helpful way of betraying the session to breastfeed in Bay Protection said it all says, yeah. Of course, it does really am hit home when you said that because. I. Do feel that there isn't enough of a conversation around supporting women. The fact that it isn't just straightforward hits. It's something that you almost think, oh, you know able to because you can't practice breastfeeding is not something you are. You don't describe a baby you can't actually cut it on a practice. The price says it it's very difficult. Isn't it and that quite really does sum up the fact that it does take it does take support because you know what you're doing. I mean I was messaging you stacey I remember in the first few weeks not I never had a very difficult birth experience, but I was so unsure if what I was doing was even right. Absolutely and I think that that speaks to this idea of the society needs to support lemon under the messages that we have within the society around what's
Feeding Your Newborn Right
"The concept of breastfeeding simple you off a baby baby baby latches drinks milk for a while then is done. Tommy. Full happy baby. But simple does not always mean easy and some mothers not even given a choice. This food for thought. Motherhood. Is With lactation consultant, pediatric feeding, and swallowing specialist speech therapists. Stacy's. Where we explore the challenges in Feeding Your Baby Headline Stacey. Hi honestly say to have you on this episode because you've played such an important role with my feeding Johnny was Zachary and I think everybody's going to benefit so much from what you have is. It Hey we go. I guess. that. If we start stacy by tolkien about the fact that. Breast. Milk is said to make your child healthier small. And? Unfortunately, lots of Women Assadi unable to breastfeed and they can fill a lot of shame around this. So when we come to the phrase, breast is best what are your thoughts on this? So if it's why I think I'd like to refrain it on think about nor. Breast is best Betta. But actually considering recipe jank as the biological and recognizing that it will says more protections to buy babies on's mother's human milk tena made the babies and it's no folding. Fluids by throughout human existence and also cost an infant's in a child's life span. breastfeeding does affect baby a reduced risk of a number roles Illnesses such as diarrhea, vomiting era sections I. For. Long long list on the same for the mother in terms of decreasing the risk of things like West move varian. Council? That's not to dispute it. I think that what Sweetie challenging is that when women who want to breastfeed on table, they experience multitude se names possibly anger glee sadness of some of the feelings of undocumented in military. I'm. I'm a linked to sort of feeling of loss said that they lose something they were expecting will wanting to do. All that they had been told about employ misses the best and then they went able to achieve and I think why to say is if there's a woman that feels like this, I'd like to certificate acquainted about. So right by don't deny to lowlands from the W. HR pays days he says, the success will new breastfeeding should not be seen solely as responsibility of the woman. Power ability to breastfeed is very much shaped by the support in the environment in which she lives there was a full responsibility of governments on society to support women through policies on the grounds in the community. I think this valley very true and I it's. It's a very difficult place to be when you're surrounded by those messages but he Failed as masters a truly the most helpful way of betraying the session to breastfeed in Bay Protection said it all says, yeah. Of course, it does really am hit home when you said that because. I. Do feel that there isn't enough of a conversation around supporting women. The fact that it isn't just straightforward hits. It's something that you almost think, oh, you know able to because you can't practice breastfeeding is not something you are. You don't describe a baby you can't actually cut it on a practice. The price says it it's very difficult. Isn't it and that quite really does sum up the fact that it does take it does take support because you know what you're doing. I mean I was messaging you stacey I remember in the first few weeks not I never had a very difficult birth experience, but I was so unsure if what I was doing was even right. Absolutely and I think that that speaks to this idea of the society needs to support lemon under the messages that we have within the society around
Volcanoes of Life
"Hey welcome to stuff to blow your mind. My name is Robert Lamb, and I'm Joe McCormack in today, we're going to be talking about something that I've been thinking about doing an episode on for a while ever since I read an article while back that really interested me, and that is the surprising and kind of counterintuitive link that has been proposed by many geologists now between life as we know it. It on earth and the fires of Mount Doom, specifically, the the most violent and scary of geologic processes like volcanic eruptions on the movement of tectonic plates. Yeah. This is a great topic to get into. We kind of had a I guess a preamble to this a couple of episodes ago when we were talking about eggs and we talked about the volcano birds and the idea of a volcano being seeming. Almost. Paradoxically to be something that can nourish. As opposed to something. That's just a purely destructive force. Oh, I. didn't think about that comparison at all. But yeah, the the way that the volcanic sand babysits the egg for for the megapode so that it can just run off and do its own thing. Yeah. Raised by a volcano. But so I thought a great place to start here might be with a brief reading from volusia. It is a famous old norse epic poem from the collection that is known as the Poetic Edda. Now, this is a synonymous work. The author is unknown, but the volusia tells the story of the norse Gods culminating in their destruction in the fiery doom of Ragnarok can I'm just GonNa read a couple of Quad trains here. In Anger Smites, the water of the earth forth from their homes must all men flee nine paces fares the son of Jurgen and slain by the serpent fearless. He sinks the Sun. Turns Black Earth sinks in the see the hot stores down from heaven or world fierce gross. The steam and the life feeding flame till fire leaps high about heaven, itself Nice and one fun thing about this poem. It's bit of Tolkien Trivia Robert Tell me if you've heard this before, but the name of the wizard Gandalf that first appeared in Tolkien's. Tolkien's the Hobbit and then of course, the best character in Lord of the Rings, the name of Gandalf comes from the Veloce token, actually borrowed the name from a section known as the tally of the dwarves from this epic poem. Originally, he was going to apply it to the character in the Hobbit, who became thorn oaken shield the leader of the Dwarf Party. But then he decided later on that, it made more sense to apply the name of Gandalf. The wizard. I think because again, Dal means something like magic staff l.. and. I think he made the right choice like, Gandalf. That makes more sense for the wizard than for Thorin. Think. So but cool thing that happens in this poem sort of part of the RAGNAROK. Myth is that there is a rebirth that follows this fiery doom know after the fire leaps high heaven and the Kingdom of the Gods is destroyed. Earth is not just left in cinders instead, there is a renewal from the fire and the author writes now do I see the earth new Rizal Green from the waves again, the cataracts fall and the Eagle flies and And Fish, he catches beneath the cliffs. So there's this great link between Fiery Cataclysm and rebirth and renewal of life in norse mythology, and and of course, you know these are symbolic elements. I'm not suggesting that they had some kind of scientific insight with this is something that I think is taken as a metaphor largely about human life itself, but coincidentally, it ends up kind of ringing true with things. We're finding out about geology and nature. Well, it's something you see in a lot of different mythological cycles, right I. mean you see it in Hindu mythology? In. Various. American mythologies. Thinking about. Meslin. South America in particular society that things will rise things will fall that there will be cataclysm that whole world will be destroyed, but new worlds will rise out of them and have risen out of them before. Yeah. I was thinking about themes of fiery eruption in the greening of the earth together or sort of a creator destroyer duality. One that came to my mind that that I thought, you might know something about because I know I've heard you talk about Hawaiian mythology before was the Palay myth. Yeah. Yeah. The Hawaiian got his Palay is an interesting example, a deity of fire and Volkan Ism I was reading a book titled Pay Volcano Goddess. Goddess of Hawaii by H are low nemo, and he points out that when Polynesian voyagers I arrived in Hawaii, they brought their gods with
A highlight from Slow Radio : Will We? - full performance
"Awesome okay bill. We have a shake the hand of the breakdown. Stay one rainy weights. Layby saviors arrived. Who will hold the ladder whilst richest windows as they paint. Will we see. Will we help the person down. The heights of scaffolding struggled to find their footing will stop on wildlife hills. Will we can help the follow which they have escaped. We spend seconds long. Tolkien said the tele filling stations and just to make them feel less lonely. Will we sit and pause the departure. We to internal ourselves. Imperviousness will
"tolkien" Discussed on Sci-Fi Talk Byte
"Bite is a new series here on Scifi talk and the sci-fi Talk Archive podcast, and so parenting an apocalypse it's it's not the same way we would do. It's either full interviews or a comment or question from past interviews time wise, it's about one to four minutes long on an average probably when you, when live long all kinds of strange things happen. Very right in saying that the Greek heroes where the original superheroes. In part because of the nature of genes vision, but also because of its message of diversity and inclusion. Token Director Domain Karikoski on their J R R Tolkien. An understanding that he actually those stories that I read at a time in my life. When I felt like an outsider needed friendships and fellowships, he experienced that same emotion. I think there's this kind of feels like almost like a disc me that that feels that. This is the time and era. Over the author I admire I want to tell the story about. Yeah very interesting and. What was the decision and kind of grounding in one setting in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixteen, and then telling the story and flashbacks. Drugged about research in terms of because there's not that much documentation. He was very open in his letters. Speaking he would speak about many things, but not really about the war. And most of the letters postwar nothing released, which means that there must be something bad that you know. Are, we are not allowed to see or. You know or read about his. You know personal and emotions, and of course it's a trauma understandable. You know it's traumatic era you into the war. That's supposed to end all wars. And, basically all of your friends die. And I think that that kind of open up that it's the tragedy and the fall down of his fellowship that he must have experienced emotionally which then I can read through. These stories in his mythologies, he was always very adamant that the war wasn't and direct elevate allegory or inspiration to stories, which is true, most likely it's mythologies, and but you, but he's definitely take an emotional experience from that war experience. I kind of approach through a dream. You know the what he's. tolkien would dream, because said there's not that much supplementation about era what he would dream. What are we? The motion? These takes from war and kind of Kinda Kinda build a true that dream scape kind of dream perspective. You know to kind of how you know. Reveal that goal is not an historical setting more but psychological setting what he feels about it. Yeah, it's interesting in what you do. is you blend fantasy elements into the narrative to Kinda give it I guess kind of getting a peek into his mind at what he may have been thinking correctly. It's an because that was also one thing i. I would even know if I would not be a Tolkien Fan. That is one thing I would desire talking movie. You know to dwell into imagination genius, and and we have a lot of work with the whole team. You know yes extreme and with the riding team and everybody. Basically, how do we? How do we build and I had this idea? Of course, driving a little bit more from my own background, is that I first of all I was privileged enough to read the books before the film's came. You know so there. was that one that was at one animation out, and I was living in a small rural really two thousand people, and those one the rental there and they didn't exist in dot reassures rental. It didn't exist, so he took me to fifty years to see that nation when it finally came on Finnish TV. His film token is now available on demand. Feeling what I remember however remembered. And then thought okay, if this is a young man. Comments or questions or welcome at Scifi talk at AOL, Dot Com for bite. This is Tony Talada..
Tolkien Talk with super fan Helen
"Talked about people reading Lord of the Rings and you latched on. But somebody didn't. Why should somebody read Lord of the rings versus maybe some other fantasy? Like game of thrones or the wheel time series or Shinohara or some of those other other fantasy books. I I think. That tolkien's writing is really easy to follow. And so that's a good way to good reason to start anyway. Especially with the Hobbit I mean the hub is even better like intro book to it because it was actually written for children so it actually it. Even though the story is very rich in an amazing it was written as a good entry into the genre and same thing with Lord of the Rings. They're written in a way. That is relatable. Even if it's not really your favorite style of writing or your you know your favorite elves and dwarves and ghosts in hobbits does not your thing. It's it's an easy read to do. Like if I compare it to another series of I'm really familiar. With like game of thrones that's also written simply enough with there's so many characters there's so much going on but it's Kinda hard to follow him and you have to. I know this person you have to have charts and maps and who's related to. Who would how are they related? No my gosh. Oh yeah this is so and so's cousin and you don't need all that to read Lord of the Rings you can just enjoy the story at. It's a good story too so it's easy to follow. And I think this is a good series you re because if you do continue reading you can understand how other fantasy writers were influenced by this series as watching this happen awful. That washing my kids watch kind of what I call reverse order where they watched they read and watch Harry Potter. And then they wash Lord of the Rings Dame. Things token is stealing from from Oh my gosh you're names Puckett in my head. I'm Harry Potter author. Anyway they think that Vicky Rolling Rolling thank you they think that Tolkien. Still Rolling Sweetie. He wrote this book like in the forties. She wasn't able to live yet. She is getting influenced from him. And so I think that it's important just to have this as your baseline so that you understand where the where the inspiration references come from because almost every fancy writers got something that can be traced back to being inspired by Lord of the Rings. Oh yeah some people have always some modern authors said actually if Tokyo and try to ride that today Lord of the Rings today a problem we wouldn't get published because a lot of people view like you said it takes too long to get out of the Shire and people today kind of like a little more fast paced storyline. But I didn't find it that I thought it was very intriguing. One that's no means the world building part. I mean if you read again just doing comparisons but you know if you read the sorcerer's stone or a game of thrones which is the first book in the Song of Ice and fire theory series. There's a lot of world building that takes place in both of those because you've got to create this baseline you've got to show the people. This is what the world looks like and so when you read the fellowship of the Rings you're getting a lot of world building which for some people can feel a little tedious but it's necessary to live at groundwork. Churn some people you know the Council of L. Ron where they're talking about these these worms in the desert and going into a lot of history and stuff get a little lost and I'm like no. That was actually more intriguing for me. I was like they're talking about this big dragon. There's this other dragon named skater. And what is all this other stuff? This Ansari stuff but that's why people love the Appendices. You talked about the appendices to people. Just love that.
"John Weapon Daily discussions before I get started like to acknowledge the truce land on his on. Whose land where recode. Which is the bone people because my name is not on or injury like it usually recorded the year. It's unbundling. So he in Victoria and by Tribes Apart of the cooling nations. So John Welcome to daily discussions the live version of it. Hey going today. Yeah great thanks. Yeah thanks thanks. Have a pleasure to be Walsum. Awesome and before we started doing a share away from and What you position at the moment yes. Sure so I'm almost from bitter a country which is sort of at central west Queensland Basically at in there in the middle in Iway significant sought for people so add sort of special spring show. Why at that? Why yet really? I still don't know where that is a bit here. It's about eight hours north west of Brisbane. Yeah Wow so wrought out and you said the cultural significance. How high are we talking? These ranges in a huge this this tearing Ryan said there that sort of some a couple of hundred meters above sea level in yes. I ended up work at their that. Dates back to more than ten days and Yeah this is a lot of historic History of the divers for us yet I still like finding I know some Victorian so digressing before we get into it but so interesting Some ABS Dan. Hey Lodge mountains. I won't even say which ones but there's a lot of artwork that is still being discovered across the ranges Nfl Aboriginal is only that sort of a case there as well. Yeah there's a lot of second thoughts Cousins Arranger at the National Park Yet she goes on sighing loss. Wake that I found another another cultural sought yet just pitcher. Esca the mold New Way to go in and had explosive in a new way to go in terms of that. It's risky. I'm yet that that last last week. Still sought still being developed in an explode today. Yes incredible now. I've got three strains on hassle. I can always look at what other stuff. You've been doing a lot easier on. Usually just tolkien. I'd take notes but having the technology makes it a so much more convenient Your previous work with Avi A. I meant you went at Futures Forum which I think was a program that e sort of took laid on him put together Juwan explain what a futures form is and then. How does that work with Indigenous people because a lot of these terms and days a very foreign because we practiced these elements in different aspects of different ways but now with aligning so it makes sense in a in a Western context share. What a futures forum that works yes. Other futures will become that was born out of a of an agenda really engage with the future generation In terms of business economic sense and side what we've done is we raised Former colleague in MSL developed this concept. That really looked at. What does the future look like for indigenous people in this country in the next fifty years? What does that look like in relation to business? And let's get together deadly bunch of of a feature entrepreneurs and business people too early unpack. What that what that looks locking site that just got together. There are more country that we got and Yet we we tries back into into a pasta history and work towards a future vision statement as to what business. Lock in fifty. Is Tom here? There's some powerful stuff and was great to meet you there and have the caliber of yourself in the other people in the room. I think it was a fairly painful experience that we will go by. Yeah I think for me. It was a low the Tom I am. I'm coming onto thirty now. And so being a young entrepreneur and saying other young entrepreneurs full of indigenous latest. Probably like pretty intimidated. I was like Oh man these all these ideas a deadly like I should have thought of that But then I like you guys. Sharing and the facilitated tristen was sharing that A lot of people like early in the states have these expos in forums where I would pretty much plan how cities and how things would be divided in built and then from there that people have got the knowledge in the nine how where to position themselves to to get work where to position themselves to united. Start a business or bill equity and ask first nations people. We never really sold the reason to build up and build high things. We were living off the land sustainably living with each other trading with each other trading with Malays in Indonesia that went through China and dumb CEOS a concept that we sort of bring best both worlds really. I applaud you for that. And now you'll see you. Yes we'll get back to that. Let's rock back to dot. Cue the sound. That does time. What but let's take it back to growing up which you grow up you grow up. In country or country or countries all grew up in up McCulloch Soda Knowles In central Queensland depending on what body look at in jail grow up there in all of my family are in Rockhampton I basically Doesn't as denies dies was that my grandfather was a stockman escape. The mission law in skype in many ways living under the in that sort of thing and went from station to station appropriate. Property doing yeah. The stockman taught work fencing wholesale Some incredible stories of driving in Horses AND SHAPE AND WHATNOT INSIDE. Visually move from station station. He was born on country At at a major country and then ended up in a place called home Which is just enough canton and yum. Yeah as it was day of the policy was United Australia. Policy came in failure can equal pay came in and style of the. The property was working on Couldn't afford to pay the white that the business side I got booted at in the closest town was canton and yeah. The mobile is still there so I grew up. Just north of the. What's gone back and forth Rockhampton big family as as we are on my grandfather possibly one hundred six years old on on bitter country and had three hundred more than three hundred grandchildren gripe drain grandchildren and great grandchildren. And yet my grandfather's up to up to two hundred PSI The McCain down on having token I so yeah
C.S. Lewis, Essayist
"Cs Lewis was born in Belfast Ireland. In eighteen ninety eight he would die in nineteen sixty three and what a life he lived. He was known as Jack and far as we can tell that was because of one of his dogs names from his early childhood who was Jiaxi and CS. Lewis accepted that name and adopted that name for himself. He was an oxbridge scholar. Which meant that? He how to position at both Oxford University and Cambridge University. He's been hailed as a philosopher and apologist theologian of course he's probably best known for his NARNIA chronicles. His actual profession was as a professor a chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature. Well let's take a look at his life and let's bring one piece of that life to the surface and that is Lewis as essayist while he was baptized as a child into the Anglican Church as a teenager he drifted into agnostics Zim. And then at the Ripe Age fifteen. He declared himself to be an atheist as a teenager. He also served epic poetry. He was taken by norse mythology and all of the medieval literature. Cs Lewis goes off to France. He saw the horrors of World War. One being involved in trench warfare a shell exploded not too far from him taking the lives of two of his buddies and injuring him and then he was sent back to the UK to serve out the rest of the war on the home front went on to his life of scholarship and eventually he would be influenced by George MacDonald. Who would lead him from atheism to a generic theism in a belief in God in general and then through his friendship with Jr token and continued reading of McDonald and others. He was led from theism to Christianity. Tolkien would have much preferred that. Lewis had joined him in the Catholic Church but Louis went the way of anglicanism went back into his Anglican Church. Louis like to call this Christianity Mirror Christine Hannity and of course that's the title of one of his books. Well the thing I want to talk about Louis is his work as an essayist and one essay in particular comes up from time of nineteen forty one to nineteen forty-three once again. Europe is embroiled in a World War and World War Two and during this time. Cs Lewis is doing radio addresses during air raids over the BBC. So if you can put that setting in your mind these are some of the great essays that come from the pen of Louis in this context. Some of these. Sac PREACHED SERMONS IN CHURCHES. And some he prepared specifically for the radio in a number of them were published as books later the one in particular that I wanNA talk to you about is called the wait of glory. It's an essay and it's also a title of book of essays in it. Lewis says that almost all our modern philosophies have been devised to convince us that the good of man is to be found on this Earth at such a twentieth century things such a modern thing to neglect God and push him out of our lives to neglect the eternal and the transcendent to be fixated on the horizon of the material. Well Lewis says there is far more to ultimate reality than what we see and it is the weight of glory so he writes. It may be possible for each to think too much of his own personal glory hereafter. It is hardly possible for him to think too often or too deeply about that of his neighbor. The load or wait or burden of my neighbors glory should be laid on my back a load so heavy that only humility can carry it in. The back of the proud will be broken. It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and Goddesses to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you can talk to May one day be a creature. Which if you saw it now. You'd be strongly tempted to worship or else a whore corruption such as you now meet if at all only in a nightmare and he'll go on to say there are no ordinary people because we all have this weight of glory.
Yokoji Zoom Dharma Talk
"Out here all day. Well whether you're in quarantine or not Not only a- healthy Also not being upset by all the political stuff coming on the same I today. You know continuing with the thing that I'm doing I wanNA talk on Oman's Medicine and sickness and this is from the blue cliff record so The way that I'm dealing with these cones you know. I'm not not really going into having a traditional light in the sense the tolkien. My every point amusement more of a of a springboard just to talk about practice and obviously the practice that we have is a lot broader. Than Cohen Book Colin also highlights aspects The shed life that we have human beings and obviously strikes in individual ways that maybe written columns so off. I go the blue cliff. Frank Road case. Eighty seven medicine and disease introduction. Folks with clear is have known nest. Stunned Times on the summit of the solitary the weeds pound sometimes in the midst of the bustling marketplace naked and free. Suddenly they appear like an angry tight with three heads and six times so suddenly as the Sun Face and moon face they radiate light of all embracing compassion. They manifest all embodiments in a single particle a mixed with mud to deal with people. According to that time when they release the transcendental opening even bigger eyes of Buda cannot see them even. If all the sages appeared they would have to fall back. Three thousand miles. Is that anyone with the same with same attainment in the same realization example of the main case on said medicine and disease so June. One another the whole earth is medicine. Walked is the South. Some have touch my face. This the whole world is medicine. How the ancients of Baden Baden's been so mistaken the CAU- behind closed doors costing the road. It is naturally quiet an open wrong wrong. Even if your nose is up high in the sky you'll still be taken Intel so the case you know it seems a bit appropriate with The trying to find yours now call visited some progress being made some of you work in the medical fields doctors nurses and Have Really Touched by all of the assets that the the do. I know that some of you even volunteer to take extra shifts. And it's dangerous dangerous situations so very encouraging to me as a human being just that if that selflessness entering into circumstances in that way and ultimately that's what it comes down to how we can serve how we can serve people the people that are around us and live in regard environment now for all of us we. We live in different in different ways. You know up in the mountains note. Sing an awful lot of difference in terms of Ovadia Corentin Etcetera. Obviously if we if we move off the mountain way wag gloves and masks now that saw That's medicine the going down there to protect of this to those of you in the city you know maybe quarantine is Lada bef- a small apartment. You go kids family around. It is not so easy but the main the main thing is really comparison on circumstances and situations with this situation is what it is and then more than more than anything is When situations like this car is important thing is how do we really live with you? Know we have the Basic Cliche of Buddhism. Where justice is it but really the the most important thing with this is You know yet just this. Is it an account of the? Because today's but then how do we work with that and then Miami rose one of one of the things of the reassembling in him. Because it's going to be. He's twenty fifth anniversary of his death on the fifteenth. Of May you know. That's like a whole generation this past but Once in a in Adama Comeback Some. Somebody came in and just went. Just this is not a very popular thing to do time. Just this is an SOM- something on the floor and so it might seem euro. She just said well. What can of this is that you know and again it's not being folks that's full of Buddhism as a matter of being authentic you know a member dolgen would say in the Buddha Dhamma. There is no deport. Shallow was most important is ones sincere practice. That's kind of an interest in what is sincere practice in not something to each one of us has to answer for ourselves. What is sincere practice you know? Obviously there's a disease than That's the thing that needs to be treated. You know it's not like well. I'm feeling like I'm climbing. The walls kick the guarrentee so therefore I will do lots of things to take my mind off it rather than just facing up to it and seeing how the mind works and operate with midst of that you know or I'm suffering. Let's drink a whole bunch stuff you know you fill in the blank back in whatever it is it which is displaced activity. The main thing is the direct facing up to it and in many ways the middle way the is told to buy. Buddhism is not avoid extremes. It's first finding those extremes Most people don't practice until they find the extremes and they know when those things lead and when you come into a situation the most important things go right into it experience it through to the Hilton. He'd never has to be fell EXP- not out but it never has to experienced again in that
"tolkien" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Approve credit to cancel the remaining amounts to offering coverage available we taxes and restrictions apply needed to be shut down as a precautionary caution you know upping up your common sense right there's no need to blame us that black for that now what we will blame her for it the amount of time that he does extend it for thank Tolkien took like you were holding trump accountable for his reaction to the crisis we're gonna hold elect okay what is he done wrong what is wrong and what has he done wrong this is except that medication that he is banning for the most part there's a hundred percent excuse me you're a hundred percent wrong he didn't ban it doctors are allowed to prescribe the medication right wing talking points about that no he's not you're absolutely wrong he's allowing doctors to prescribe and you are ill informed because you're watching fox news Ellen Warren Sir I don't know of course you just said something that is not factually accurate former more one thing okay let's go with that name me one thing that I've said on the show that is not factually accurate exactly exactly the good call bye bye and actually I will say this he is not he is not banned it Hydroxycut record and is it for my son is being it is first it's the first line for anyone who goes to the hospital for Kobe and I'm not a veteran I want the house was it I don't want you say aha that that's that's true well I because I want to get another debate with you on these drugs that's right it is to be with you that's cool just because you don't want to miss I can't go ahead okay I understand go ahead he is not bad it's Odgers rouse actually agreeing with you but you're so defensive that once I open my mouth used to minute that all that that that I would die well you know you get one caller that disagrees with you and you want me to hang up on them immediately I get thirty other I want a chance to respond to him he just called up and just attacked me and basically said you know I get everything wrong and I'm on factual and and you know ill informed and I and I say to the caller name me one thing that I've said and they show that is not factually accurate and is idiotic ignorant responses well I can't think of one I'm sorry that that's why I'm fired up JD when people call into the show and they want to call me names or they want to say I'm not factual and I asked him a very fair in specific question and they can answer they're idiots they're ignorant and that's why I'm fired up right now I'm addressing that last caller who once again another idiot who calls in who wants to you know call me a Democrat which I'm not once the Salem ill informed which I'm not and I give them an opportunity I don't hang up on him I give them an opportunity to give me something I said that would lead him to believe that I'm Ellen for not that Jack and his dumb responses well I don't know I haven't listened in a long time good good great answer body you sound like a really smart guy great answers seven oh two that's why I'm fired up seven oh two two five seven five three nights that and you have no weekend plans well that's that's also that's also part of it you're right he's going to Sunderland you're right I'm fired up today I'm getting pissed off at this ground of our stuff seven oh two two five seven five three nine six as the recall Fernando you're next on the big stick what's going on there with a Fernando good how you doing today and read a book called the look back next by dean Koontz coat the famous red bean cream and he wrote in nineteen one that China in their labs are developing a virus back then and they said they release it in twenty twenty it's called ham four hundred and if you have a good chance take a look at that okay although I forget how you hold up but in all this nonsense how you doing okay I'm over here and both down from thirty some of the yeah and it is more quieter than ever you can hear all the animals you have to score the crickets and everything I'm doing on the animals to at my complex it's usually people having sex but I'm willing to I'm going to get through it Fernando I I keep yourself safe my friend okay stay separate thanks a lot Frank you Fernando and I will check out the books now I got two books I gotta read it's like a homework assignment you could try to fiction yeah yeah yeah but he's just saying its interest interest he just he just got lucky and we can I can get into the the whole China situation we've talked about it all we well well yes yeah we are talk about his father his books are very similar Donald trump's press conferences or they're all fiction seven oh two two five seven five three nine six the number to call you're gonna have your chance eighty we have a very fun segment coming up with all the China report which each other China report you're gonna have your moment to shine don't okay dot is it regardless I little crazy today I I actually I actually wouldn't you your your bit out of control that I don't want to load yeah well for a little I'm a little off the rail I apologize your your chest is there is not even salmon today which is odd so there's there's something there something that wasn't that was very nice but I guess I deserve that chess is changing colors like I did it right seven oh two two five seven five three nine six let's go to Mike like your I get fired up when people call in and then they can come up I'm I'm with what you want to do let's go to Mike Mike you're next up in the Vegas stick Hey what's up my man how you doing tonight just person that deserves a second there are hearing you guys you guys are quite comical but let me tell you stuff about myself first of all eighteen years on the far taught me accountability six.
Middle Earth Minute: The Numenoreans
"I'm going to be talking about. The Newman orients the new minorities. Were that race of men. If you remember in the movie airborne was a new minority in. They had a long life and they got their start. After the downfall of more goth sirens master Saharan fled but the gods the allies what they're called rewarded the men a group of men for helping in the defeat of Serotonin more goth and gave him this island. I king of the Newman orients was l Ross. And he had a brother named L. Ronde as we know from the movies they were half Elven so they could pick either the immortality of the elves or the mortality of the men so l. Ross chose to be one of the men but also the land that they got from the valor. They also gave them long life as we know in the movie airborne was seventy six seventy eight. I think if I remember correctly so they gave these men. The Newman orients extended life. They typically lived around four hundred years of age sometimes a little longer later on. They didn't live quite as long. But we'll get that in the later on this island really good. They loved the valor on the Gods and everything good but slowly but surely they started to decline. They wanted not only a long life. They wanted immortality like the elves became jealous of the elves and wanted immortality. They were told that they can never visit the West. If you remember in the movies the end Bilbo and Frodo and Gandalf and some of the others went on a ship and went to the West. They went to this place called the undying land. The deal the valor made with the new minorities was that you can have long life but you can never go to. The undying land will later on generations later thousands of years later in fact they said No. No we're not going to be banned from that. They call it the ban. R- actually going to go to the undying land anyway. And so sorry. Ron Shows up on the scene later. On the Newman Guide extremely wealthy and very arrogant. And that's why they decided to say you know what we're going to them dying land anyway. We don't care we're better. We know better and sarin help feed that. In fact he came to the island as a prisoner and faked being captured by one of the minority and kings. And that's where all this got started. And the Valor said. We're not having any of that. As soon as one of the kings went to the undying land he destroyed the army and sunk the island. And so basically. This is tokens version of Atlantis. But as we know some of airborne's relatives he still door remember. He was from new minore. They left the island before it sank and established colonies in middle earth. And there's where we get gone door fascinating fascinating story. I definitely don't do it. Justice but the whole story has a lot of intrigue and you can find a detailed story of this in the Sylmar million towards the back. It's called the Cala Bath and it's only about thirty pages long and goes into much more detail of the capturing of SAR on and the deception. He gives the king and how he moves. The Newman orients down that dark dark path to the point that they start doing human sacrifices as well. Then there's another book called. The Tales of new Minora and middle earth has even more little short stories about the different kings of new minore and how they had shifted over the years and started getting more evil also in the return of the king. If you remember there's those a pen nixes in the back there's one in there called Appendix B. That gives you an outline a time line. Excuse me of the second age which is when this whole Numidian. Time-line took place and it gives an outline of the second age and talks about how they started. And how you can see there that they slowly disintegrated down to basically evil so you get little tidbits of the new minority ans even in the Lord of the rings books the Cala Bath and the other. The unfinished tales of numerous men are numerous middle. Earth just gives you more detail. One of the quotes from the tales of numerous middle earth is this. They turn their play into great matters and great matters into play. I thought that was just a fun quote from the book and that one details of middle earth is written by Tolkien but edited by his son. Just like the Iranian Christopher Tolkien so what Christopher Tolkien did in a nutshell is take little stories that his dad wrote but never finished and kind of put them together. In a more cohesive matter. Not The best as you know by. The million is very disjointed. But that's the best he could do so he might find a couple of paragraphs about the new minority in kings over here and he finds another two three or four pages about the numerous Newman. Orients over here and put them all into one book? And that's what he did definitely check out the bath in the back of the sylmar million or tales of new minore in middle earth or both good and the Cala bath is very short so you can probably sit down and read those thirty pages very quickly and it's just a fun read. I just but I'm also a token nerd so take that with a grain of