Pulse Pause Moment – Thorin Oakenshield, The Hobbit

I had lunch the other day with an author friend who is completely hooked on The Hobbit. I have always been obsessed with The Lord of the Rings since I read it in high school.  I used to read the book about once a year until the movies came out.  Now I have an annual

My Life/Working Notes – The Hobbit + The Vistaria Affair Series

I’m completely behind primarily because I finally got to see The Hobbit on Sunday. My daughter, Kate, and I went to the local cinema complex to check out Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman.  I was a bit disappointed we didn’t get to see/hear Benedict Cumberbatch’s rolling baritone this installment, but one small surprise bonus for