Monday, January 03, 2005

Happy birthday, Professor

On this date in 1882, Professor John Ronald Reul Tolkien was born in Orange Free State, South Africa. He later survived the Battle of the Somme during World War I and wrote most of The Lord of the Rings during World War II. His writings have had a significant influence on my own, to say the least.

Were I in England at this time, I'd hie me over to the Bird & Baby and lift a pint of good dark beer in his honor. Since I'm not, I won't, but it's the thought that counts.

Now Playing: Stu Phillips and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Battlestar Galactica: 25th Anniversary Edition

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