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December 18, 2002
Today is the opening of The Two Towers, so Tolkien is on my mind (although I’m sure after I see the movie, this will be a common occurrence).

Of the many characters in the Rings trilogy, there is one I identify with. Not the oft-chosen Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, or Saruman. No -- Bill the packhorse.

Similarities twixt Bill and me:
1. Removed from home and displaced far away
2. Strong desire to head home when possible
2. Loyal to the point of danger
3. Supportive of others in subtle ways
4. Both thoroughbreds raised in Bree

Sorry, carried away again.