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It was Tuesday night, Setpember 10th, 2013. Hundreds of people had gathered in an auditorium in the small California city of Richmond, CA in the East Bay to endure a City Council meeting.
by jpmassar
Comment Count 298 comments on Sun Sep 15, 2013 at 08:04 AM PDT with 259 Recommends
by Dood Abides
Comment Count 122 comments on Thu Oct 19, 2006 at 02:44 PM PDT with 208 Recommends
I would like to say at the outset I had a little hesitation in e-penning this particular diary; not because I don't feel strongly on the topic - there isn't much that is literary that I don't ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 372 comments on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 08:09 PM PDT with 185 Recommends
J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit is a charming fantasy. It doesn't have the depth or richness of scope of the ...
by NCrissieB
Comment Count 226 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2009 at 04:11 AM PDT with 181 Recommends
Tolkien is hobbit forming -Anonymous American Graffito One of the hallmarks of a professor is never knowing when to stop talking. Or writing. I had ...
by MichiganChet
Comment Count 122 comments on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:00 PM PDT with 104 Recommends
Just recently I found a gem. They seem to pop out at me whenever I delve into the good ol' Red Book of Westmarch . But this one is different. It has a more somber tint than most. No "'chance' ...
by Hammerhand
Comment Count 80 comments on Thu Dec 11, 2014 at 06:34 PM PST with 96 Recommends
Less power for government, more power for guys like them, and the corporations they control. Liberty. Power. Government. The way one frames the equation that connects these three words is at the ...
by Ian Reifowitz
Comment Count 105 comments on Mon May 25, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT with 92 Recommends
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J.R.R._Tolkien J.R.R. Tolkien] invented Modern Epic Fantasy , and a thousand writers have followed in his massive footsteps. The Lord of the Rings was an asteroid ...
by Brecht
Comment Count 296 comments on Fri Apr 04, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT with 46 Recommends
by Anton Bursch
Comment Count 98 comments on Tue Dec 20, 2011 at 10:00 PM PST with 41 Recommends
I promised to post more poetry, so here's some inspired by a fellow Kossack. :) A while ago I was browsing around on Batya The Toon's awesome webpage (Corrected from earlier -- see update) and ...
by Eowyn9
Comment Count 39 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 08:01 AM PST with 40 Recommends
Somewhere deep in the bowels of the California Prison bureaucracy a rule was conceived of : Corrections policy is not to declare a hunger strike until inmates miss nine meals. And thus today it ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 09:53 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Like many readers, I first became aquainted with J.R.R.Tolkien’s Middle Earth by way of The Hobbit. I was just entering high school and had already been exposed to the soaring intrumental ...
by crose
Comment Count 73 comments on Fri Jun 10, 2011 at 05:04 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Tom the Dancing Bug BE THE FIRST ON YOUR BLOCK to see Tom the Dancing Bug every week! Members of the elite and prestigious INNER HIVE get the comic in their inboxes at least a day before ...
by RubenBolling
Comment Count 35 comments on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 06:50 AM PST with 31 Recommends
by keefknight
Comment Count 95 comments on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM PST with 30 Recommends
( A guest diary by my daughter, "Annie West," who is 10.8.) I'd like to share my top ten favorite books and/or series at the moment. Please tell me what you think and what's on your list.
by Upper West
Comment Count 145 comments on Sat May 28, 2011 at 06:09 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
Today I found something that might interest Kossacks, on page xxxv of part 1 of The History of the Hobbit , by John D. Ratcliff. It's a letter written by J.R.R. Tolkien in 1972 when he donated his ...
by Cartoon Peril
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu May 10, 2012 at 08:01 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
1968 was not a good year. War, assassination, political violence and creeping fascism fell over the land like a gloomy shadow. It was however, a very good year to read J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of ...
by BobboSphere
Comment Count 31 comments on Fri Aug 29, 2008 at 01:32 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Dana Rohrabacher made a complete ass out of himself regarding his treatment of Maher Arar, the man who ...
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 10:12 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Tolkein's "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings,” contain timeless themes that are embedded in our collective wisdom, and are very relevant at a time when the world, and our country, is once ...
by SeaTurtle
Comment Count 50 comments on Sat Jul 14, 2007 at 01:13 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
by Eternal Hope
Comment Count 72 comments on Sun Jun 18, 2006 at 10:06 AM PDT with 20 Recommends