Eight Fictional Places We’d Love to Visit

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando is a fantastic park to visit for any fan of the series or films, but if I had my druthers, I’d take the “real” Hogwarts over the Muggle version of Harry’s world. But until that’s a viable option, I’ll stick to dreaming about the fictional places I’d [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – Of Hobbits and Elves and Tales of Nostalgia

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This being “Hobbit Week” (or rather, an extension of “Hobbit Day”, which is generally celebrated on September 22, believed to be the day on which both Bilbo Baggins of the Shire, and Frodo Baggins, his nephew – the central heroes of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, respectively – observed their birthdays), and [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – In Homage to the Professor

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Today is the anniversary of JRR Tolkien’s birth; the Professor would have been 122 – a ripe old age, indeed, even for a hobbit.  In humble homage to the man who has had such an impact on my life, I offer up this excerpt from a role playing story I participated in years ago, set [….]