I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Monday, September 24, 2007


There have not been a lot of posts the last few days and I apologize. It was my mothers 85th birthday and my sister and brother came to town to help us celebrate. Between house guests and road trips I have had little time. The last of the house guests will depart in the morning and life should return to normal. I just received my review copy of Pepe Escobar's book Red Zone Blues, a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge. It's short and I hope to have a review in the next couple of days.

The picture of Mom was taken in front of Sahalie Falls on the McKenzie River on Saturday.


  1. Anonymous6:41 PM

    Congratulations to your mom, she looks in good health and hopefully many more birthdays.


  2. Anonymous8:42 PM

    Family first, Mr. Beasley, Family first. I certainly agree with GD and the best way to do that is not to offend the family fairies who will perform wall to wall counciling on a less than dutiful son. Fortunately, love constrains him before duty... good.


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