2½ years ago, on December 23, 2009, with the critical support of Steve and Joan, I founded Fellowship of the Minds.
In so doing, I thought long and hard about what to call this blog. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. This blog’s name intentionally echoes the trilogy’s first volume, Fellowship of the Ring, for two reasons:
- We cannot fight evil alone; we need the help and support of others.
- Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring began as a fellowship of nine; then lost one (Boromir); and the remaining eight split into 3 groups. So too, I anticipated that both the readers and the writers of Fellowship of the Minds, too, will not stay the same from beginning to end. Some will leave, for one reason or another. New people will join. That is life.
Due to family and personal issues, Steve has taken a leave of absence of indeterminate duration from FOTM. We will all miss his joke posts, his funny comments, and his friendly cheer.
FOTM is gaining a new writer!
I am honored and thrilled beyond measure that regular commenter Hardnox has accepted my invitation to join our team of intrepid warriors! Those who read the comments on this site already know him — that he is intelligent, insightful, practical, with good political instincts and above all, a true-blue Conservative Patriot.
Look for his first post tomorrow! I can hardly wait…. 😉
Lastly, there will soon come the time when I will scale back my writing for FOTM. My husband’s health is taking a turn for the worse. It is not just one bodily system that is failing, it’s several.
Please pray for him — that God gives him the grace of faith and the wisdom to look to our sweet Lord, Jesus the Christ, to help him with his suffering. Please keep me in your prayers as well — that I be given the strength and endurance to be his loving caretaker.
More important than any one of us is the future of our beloved country. That remains and will be the focus of Fellowship of the Minds. The election is less than four months away. We have important work to do.
May God bless you!