The Spirit of Tad’s Christmas


That still, quiet part of Christmas Eve is almost upon me, no lights but the tree lights, a little soft music playing — my favorite time. Everything else is just the before and after as far as I’m concerned. I wish you all peace and love this season and hereafter. Continue reading

Twenty-Four Winter Stories


The most important thing about a wintertime book is that the colder the scene, the warmer your surroundings must be. For instance, anybody who undertakes the climb up Caradhras without a fire or a working heater, as well as a cup of hot chocolate or peppermint tea, is a fool of a Took. Continue reading

A Bit Short of Worshippers

Still a bit short of worshippers, but if I just keep doing the same thing over and over, something’s bound to work out eventually, right? I mean, that’s SCIENCE.

And this is totally my approach toward making a living. I can’t tell you how many times I have tried to explain one of my business ideas to wife or friends and finished with, “You’ll see — if this works, they’ll worship me like a god!” Continue reading