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Gandalf

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last updated 10/02/13
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News From Rivendell

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Life

We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

--- Joseph Campbell

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The Path of the Magician

The Magus is characterized by two things, the power to be still and wait, and the power to stand absolutely alone. Until we know how to be still, mentally as well as physically, we cannot handle power. – Dion Fortune

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Love & Compassion

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. – Dalai Lama

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The Huffington Post

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My Friends

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Something Else to Meditate On...

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-- Frank Herbert in Chapterhouse Dune

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Gandalf's Recent Activity

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Feeling Philosophical Today

No man can step into the same river twice,
for the second time it is not the same river,
and he is not the same man.

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The Salmon Pink Rose

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Galadriel

"Galadriel was the greatest of the Noldor, except Feanor maybe, though she was wiser than he, and her wisdom increased with the long years."

J. R. R. Tolkien, Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth, Part II, Chapter 4: The History of Galadriel and Celeborn

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The Beauty of Autumn

Autumn Red Maple Leaves Frame the Silvery Trunks of Birch Trees
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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood...

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The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there,
Had worn them really about the same

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference!

Robert Frost (1874–1963) was an American poet who incorporated scenes from rural new England life in his poetry to portray complex issues, exploring philosophical and social themes. Frost received four Pulitzer Prizes. He is buried in Vermont. Perhaps this is fitting for a poet who showed such an obvious sensitivity to his surroundings.

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The Autumn Rose - The Rose of Compassion

The Autumn Rose - The Rose of Compassion!
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Something to Contemplate and Meditate On

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
-- Carl Jung

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The Golden Phoenix of Re-Birth!

"Just passing through on my way to Heliopolis!"
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Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant

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Christian The Lion

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Return to Middle-Earth

Casting underway for Hobbit movies!
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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

--Robert Frost, 1923

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Her Royal Majesty Cate Blanchett!

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Farewell to Lorien

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Gandalf's Profile

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Little Ashes - Kissing Scene

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Chalice Well at Imbolc

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Glastonbury / Avalon

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Hope & Promise

Galadriel presenting Aragorn with the Elessar (Elf-Stone)!
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Orson Scott Card on the Lord of the Ring

“The closest thing to true communication between two human beings is story-telling, for despite his best efforts at concealment, a writer will inevitably reveal in his story the world he believes he lives in, and the participatory reader will forever after carry around in himself and as himself a memory that was partly controlled by that other human being. Such memories are not neatly sorted into fiction and real life in our minds. I know, of course, that I never stood at the Cracks of Doom and watched Gollum die. But that faith in the distinction between my own actions and the actions of fictional characters is merely another story I tell myself. In fact, my memory of that event is much clearer and more powerful than my memory of my fifth birthday.”

-- Orson Scott Card

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Real Blue Roses!

Genetically Engineered!
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About Blue Roses

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Something to Brighten Up Winter...

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Gay Penguins 'Best Parents in the Zoo'

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A Little Humor To Lighten Your Day

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The Downside of Cartesian Philosophy

René Descartes walks into a bar.

The bartender walks up to him and says, “Would you care for a drink?”

Descartes replies, “I think not.” and disappears.

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Me! I Gotta Be Me!

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The Second Coming

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Gay Scientists Isolate Christian Gene!

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A Joyous Lughnasadh / Lammas To All!

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Saruman Would Like to Play Smaug!

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Will there really be a "Morning"?

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Close Encounters of the 5th Kind!

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Lines Written in Early Spring

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Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Tribute

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Trekkies Bash New Star Trek Film As 'Fun

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I am really looking forward to this!

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I am REALLY looking forward to this!

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Muppet Rhapsody

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Gandalf's Red Book

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"Jedi" Claims Religious Discrimination

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Scroll to the bottom!

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International Trailer: X-Men 1st Clas

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Gods, Why Can't I Attend This School!

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Aaron Ashmore & Kevin Zegers <sighs>

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Shawn & Aaron Ashmore

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Cute Couple Kevin Zegers & Shawn Ashmore

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X-Man Getting His Canadian Pride On!

One Hot Iceman Helping To Heat Up Your Spring!
 
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