Episode 166: A campaign to restore JRR Tolkien’s Oxford home, a lovely gesture to front-line workers from Starbuck’s, the great Dave Brubeck Quartet performs “Blue Rondo a la Turk”, and more…

Good News: A crowdfunding campaign is underway to purchase and restore the Oxford home in which JRR Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, Link HERE

The Good Word: A great quote from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

Good To Know: A fascinating fact (and subsequent tangent) regarding the origin of the Fourth Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island, sponsored by Nathan’s Famous!

Good News: Starbucks gifts a little bit of happiness to any and all frontline workers in this time of pandemic, Link HERE

Wonderful World: Behold the stunningly odd and beautiful Spotted Lake in British Columbia, Link HERE

Sounds Good: Happy 100th birthday to the late Dave Brubeck! Here’s his quartet performing “Blue Rondo a la Turk” in 1959, Link HERE

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