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in case you want to point and laugh... :)

Just a quick note to say I will be interviewed on KUKI Talk (Public Affairs Radio from the University of California, Irvine) on Tani Tinuviel's "What Would Arwen Do?" program on Friday (January 20) at 9am Pacific Time. The interview also will be available online at the KUKI website. The program will focus on the One Ring Celebration (ORC) and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. More details about the interview are now available here.

And now, one of my favorite passages from J.R.R. Tolkien's "Eärendil was a Mariner" verse in The Lord of the Rings:

There flying Elwing came to him,
and flame was in the darkness lit;
more bright than light of diamond
the fire upon her carcanet.
The Silmaril she bound on him
and crowned him with the living light,
and dauntless then with burning brow
he turned his prow; and in the night
from otherworld beyond the Sea
there strong and free a storm arose,
a wind of power in Tarmenel;
by paths that seldom mortal goes
his boat it bore with biting breath
as might of death across the grey
and long-forsaken seas distressed:
from east to west he passed away.


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Jan. 17th, 2006 05:37 pm (UTC)
Wow! Fantastic! I will put it on the calendar and tune in on the website via live streaming.
Jan. 17th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
You are so kind! :) Thanks for your encouragement. I appreciate it!
Jan. 17th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Eärendil was a Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
"By thy long beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?..."

...Ok, I'll quit. ;-)

Have fun with the interview! Will you be at Chattacon this weekend?
Jan. 17th, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC)
LOL! :)

Thanks! I will miss you guys at Chattacon - I'll be in Pasadena speaking at The One Ring Celebration this weekend - so please have lots of fun and say hi to everyone for me!
Jan. 18th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
Whoo-hoo! More fame for my favorite PhD! Go EH! Go EH! (does a dance that looks disturbinly like a cross between the mashed potato, the pee-pee dance, and convulsions)
Jan. 18th, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
Oh my, that sounds like some dance! ROFLOL! Thank you very much. I am honored. :)
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