Tuesday, January 6, 2015


I'm relocating. I got a new place uptown at ryanbeggar.wordpress.com.

Come visit!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Coming in 2015: Who Are These Miserable Persons?

My move around the country and my busy and flighty nature have delayed any new posts on the blog. That is the way of blogs. I'm very busy reading, writing, working, and spending time with my children. That's as should be.

However I update today for two important reasons. One, to post this image from Alan Lee of Frodo and Gandalf. I'm partial to this image- I've had it tattooed on my arm since 1999. When I tell people today it's Frodo I brace for the inevitable Elijah Wood comment. But I don't mind. This is how Frodo will always appear in my mind's eye and on my arm's triceps brachii.

The second reason is to announce an upcoming podcast with my friend and frequent conspirator The Mighty Hercules. He blogs with wonderful regularity on a variety of topics as only The Wise can, including a wonderful Lord of the Rings blog.

We'll be making an informal, conversational podcast about Tolkien in general, focusing on Middle Earth and especially the Lord of the Rings called The Miserable Persons Podcast. When more information is forthcoming I'll post it.

I'm excited for a wonderful 2015. 2014 was tumultuous but not really bad. It was very busy but not really overwhelming. I hope 2015 will be better.