Mike’s Vintage Tolkien Related Reference Books (The books people buy who are nuts about J.R.R. Tolkien)

The book sale downtown is too tempting to resist.

My four purchases all range in topics related to Tolkien.

Do you like to journal?  Have you ever thought about specializing in a journal topic?

If so, google “A Hobbit’s Journal from the collection of Sam Gamgee” by illustrator Michael Green.

Do you like Tolkien and Trivia?

Pick up a copy of William Mackay’s book, “The Essential Tolkien, Trivia and Quiz Book:  A Middle -earth Miscellany.

How about “a reader’s companion to The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings”?

Lastly, “The Man Who Created The Lord of the Rings” by Michael Coren, do you want to read an autobiography on J.R.R. Tolkien?

I could tell you what I am doing with all these books, but that would be no fun.

Maybe, one of the titles will inspire a purchase at your local ( vintage book section ) bookstore.

Good luck with your literary adventures.

A Modest Proposal

I swear to God, queen and country,

That I mean no harm to children, parents or my countrymen, especially not women, nor any vegetable, mineral or criminal (those unfortunates, excepting the token white collar criminal that represents the multitudes of those under criminal whose charge becomes unheard, unspoken and unwritten…),

But, maybe Canada and any and all countries in the whole world, will take the day off tomorrow.

Tomorrow being the unofficial strike day for world peace.

Perhaps our government and others may declare International Peace Day a national or Global paid day off!

If anyone reading this farce, genuinely likes the idea, I say (You too) yeah and I will send in this yarn as quick as you can say Jonathan Swift .

The Hustle (film) – Wikipedia

The Hustle (film) – Wikipedia
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hustle_(film)

Pink Panther on its side,

Comedy needs it’s arms and leg,

Check out Anne Hathaway’s character,

Humour is the ultimate explanation of human behaviour,

If you just have to laugh…

butthead – Wiktionary

butthead – Wiktionary
— Read on en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/butthead

Okay, lovingly call myself a ‘butthead’ because some jackass gives me a 3 page email, first thing this morning and expects me to explain the obvious.

I play along, it turns out to be a request to clean up a place, but has no specific location, name or address. This can be upsetting on many levels.

The original person receiving the complaint may lack sleep, same with the person receiving the complaint from his boss at the end of the day, same with me this morning.

Moral of the story, don’t take this butthead too seriously and I hope you get a good night’s sleep!

The Writer’s Dilemma

I’m writing this poem or short story.

I don’t know which one it is.

Hell, I’m thinking, I’m the main character.

But, I keep worrying about my editor.

What about marketing or getting an agent?

But, I’m the one creating all the drama.

The plot starts out with a philosopher/writer.

Who really wants to live the ‘good life’.

Me or him gets into a little trouble along the way.

I am acting like an ass at work and end up finding work at night.

My dad dies and I go home to help out like I planned ten years ago.

Or am I just going to get help for myself?

Okay, so maybe, rather than tell the whole plot, I can show it.

Like, I keep running from one bad habit to another.  (Show it.)

Now, I’m running from myself or was I doing that from the start?  (Show it.)

At least, I have the blog.

I like to journal.

I may publish a journal for others to use.

The story writes itself.

And people are sometimes into writing stuff as a job or vocation.

It’s good to show the epic without the moralizing or story telling!

I’ve got this vision, but I’m stuck in process.

Is this what is called writer’s block?

Humour

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humour

Nature’s recipe for stress,

Just For Laughs, Monty Python (old school), just take a look at your favourite comedy store (internet) to get your daily giggle,

We all loose the ability to laugh from time to time,

It can be severe, Depression or mild, one of several reasons,

Being best man at my friends wedding and flubbing a impromptu effort is the worse,

I turned many shades of red as I realized the layers of mistakes made by me doing this one poor excuse for a speech,

But we live to fold on stage another day,

No risk, no reward,

I am always looking for a way to laugh my way through the day,

I just refuse to kill the joke or others in the process.

For me, many good humorists make up for my lack of talent, what is your excuse?

LOL, as often and as harmlessly as possible,

Huge humour, small humour, what is the difference when it produces a good laugh.

Birds That Flock Together Stay Together

”Associate with people who are likely to improve you.”
~Seneca
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stoic-self-reflect-journaling/id1312926037?l=pl&ls=1&mt=8

In this Dialogue Johnathan and Michael talk about hanging out.

Michael: who do you think you are?

Johnathan: a talking bird.

M: okay, but you act like a friend, don’t you?

J: You are my friend Michael.

M: And I am yours. Walk with me.

J: Fly with me.

Happy Birthday Mom

Roses Are Red,well these ones are pink,Violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you. Well now that I have you over to this page, I wrote a little meditation about time. It could be about the value of anyone, any place, or time!

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Contemplating the Value of Time

Spending is important to do, earning too!

Learning what to do and what not to do.

Identifying this and that,

Finding how ends meet and why,

Doing what I said I’d do.

Making lots of things go poo!

More waste, more time to kill and more over spending,

Learning what to do…