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"Wrinkle crisp lines in the September air"

Happy birthday to a terrific gentleman, vaklam. May you have a great day and many more to come, my friend!


In other news...

* I have accepted an invitation to be a visiting expert at J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: The Real and the Imagined Middle Ages, an institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities that will be held during Summer 2009 at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. The LiveJournal community for this institute is lotr_middleages. My fellow visiting experts include such luminaries in the field as Douglas A. Anderson and Verlyn Flieger, so needless to say I am honored to have been invited to participate by Co-Director robin_anne_reid, and I am quite looking forward to my involvement.

* John Granger's new book The Deathly Hallows Lectures is now available. The book explores the meaning of Harry Potter and, more specifically, the series finale. If you're a serious reader of the Rowling books, or you know someone who is, you'll want to check this out!

* For the month of October, The Hog’s Head will be reading and discussing one H.P. Lovecraft story a week. Learn more here! This will be great fun both for Lovecraft devotees and those new to Lovecraft's work.


It's coming soon.... My Halloween countdown begins tomorrow! See you there.


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"Tangled branches of
Shadowy hair
Wrinkle crisp lines
In the September air.

Black robins bobbing,
Dig out
From summer coarsen throats
A solitary song."
- Charlotte Ballard, "The Maple Dances"

Comments

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bouncybabylemur
Sep. 30th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Yay! It's almost Halloween!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Woohoo!
wellinghall
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the invitation.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
homespunheart
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link to the Lovecraft stories and discussions!! Cannot wait for tomorrow and your Halloween countdown!!! It's the highlight of the season. Hugs to you!!!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome - I hope you enjoy! And hugs back at ya. :)
vaklam
Sep. 30th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes! Your current music just happens to be by two of my favorite artists. Nice. :)


In other news: Yay, Halloween!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yay! I hope you had a wonderful one. I'm not surprised that we share taste in music - great minds, eh? *wink*
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eldritchhobbit
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks so much. I'm excited, too.
estellye
Sep. 30th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on being included in the Texas event. That sounds wonderful!

Yayyy for October tomorrow!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm definitely excited.

Yay for October!
gilda_elise
Sep. 30th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)

It's coming soon.... My Halloween countdown begins tomorrow! See you there.

Yay! I wait for it all year!
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you so much. That makes my day. I have something extra special planned for Friday. *rubs hands together, mad scientist style*
belleferret
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Ooh a visiting expert, how very very cool!!

*looks forward to a month of Halloween goodies*
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
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