Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - <i>The Geography of Bliss</i> by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn.
How will you get to the Lonely Mountain?
Help TORn log enough miles to get us to Smaug's home by Dec. 2013: Walk to Rivendell - Thursdays on Main (image courtesy of Arwen's daughter)
First Lord of the Rings reading experience:
Reading the Hobbit in 7th grade - captured me immediately and forever.