Where have the months gone? I was surprised to find that I last posted as long ago as October, but I suppose that teaching, grading, a research trip, and the supervision of several independent study and thesis students account for how I spent my time well enough. This semester, I’m fortunate to have a sabbatical leave, with the goal of writing up various strands of my research in order to weave them all together into a coherent whole. I’m hoping that this research, along with my usual posts about Tolkien, medievalism, and teaching, will provide more reading material in the coming months. We’ll see how it goes.