On Holidays, Hope, and Home

At the end of The Return of the King (the novel version), Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, have gone through an extraordinary adventure to save the world and look forward to returning to the comfort of home. As the Hobbits enter the Shire, however, the evil wizard Saruman has conquered it and everything is black…

The Family Genre: Stories For Everyone

“Do you think Captain Platticus will make it this time?” the eldest girl said as she leaned closer. The eldest boy leaned back and folded his arms. “He has his trusted triceratops.” The mother shushed the youngest two as they acted out Captain Platticus’ last swashbuckling battle and then tapped the father on the shoulder. “Do…

If Disney Fathers Lived…

Remember my words, my child. Many terrible things may happen to you once I am gone: Your stepmother may attempt to lock you away or murder you, your uncle may steal your inheritance, you may become an orphan with only a few animals or short men for friends. In those dark days, you will have a…