"When the human mind exists in the light of reason and no more than reason, we may say with absolute certainty that Man and all that made him will be in that instant gone."

- Loren Eiseley
No, not that Lewis


Photo credit: Library of Congress.

Dale Nelson sends this link from Sacnoth's Scriptorium, discussing J. R. R. Tolkien's familiarity with, and appreciation of, Minnesota-born author Sinclair Lewis. "...Tolkien immediately segues into saying that he is now inclined to think that the word hobbit owes something to Lewis's BABBITT."

Minnesota -- an inexhaustible font of inspiration.

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