Archives for December 21, 2012

Matthew Dickerson on “The Hobbit” – Part 2

Did you read Part One of Matthew Dickerson's reflections on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey?If so, enjoy Part Two... … [Read more...]

Matthew Dickerson on “The Hobbit” – Part 1

In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit.And on a wooded hillside in Vermont lived a writer who loved Hobbits, their homeland, and their author: J.R.R. Tolkien.I am blessed to know Matthew Dickerson and his wife Deborah as dear friends. I've been blessed by Matthew's writing, and also by the maple syrup he boils on his own. He's an instructor at Middlebury College. He directs the New England Young Writers Conference at Breadloaf, the Gove Hill Christian Writers Conference, and the G … [Read more...]

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

This Christmas is the perfect time to revisit 1992’s The Muppet Christmas Carol, now available in a restored edition on blu-ray and DVD labeled as the “It's Not Easy Being Scrooge Special Edition.” It’s about as faithful an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story as the Muppets could make in the midst of their typical mischief.This was the company’s first big production since Henson’s death. They created a wonderful Muppet-world equivalent of Victorian England, the cobblestones, the wind … [Read more...]