tgshaw (aka secondarycreations)

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Industry Science
Occupation copy editor
Location Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Introduction The basics? I'm an always-single 50-something who has a day job of working on manuscripts and grants for a medical research department. I was in and out of two religious orders before I found my permanent identity as a Secular Franciscan. Anyone who recognizes the name of this blog (and my shop) will know I'm a Tolkien geek. "Secondary creation" is the term Tolkien used for what we humans create (because everything we create is based on God's primary creation). I have a blog because I handmake rosaries and sell them on Etsy, and folks at Etsy are really big on using things like blogs to promote your products. So you'll find this to be a mix of stuff about making/selling/buying rosaries and general reflections on other things. I especially welcome fellow Franciscans; about half of all the rosaries I sell are Franciscan Crowns. Clicking on just about any photo of a rosary in the blog will get you to my Etsy shop. If you're looking for a rosary that's a bit out of the ordinary, feel free to check it out.
Interests JRR Tolkien, Catholicism, Franciscan life, Franciscan spirituality, Secular Franciscans, writing, making rosaries
Favorite Movies Schindler's List, The Lord of the Rings, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Heaven Can Wait
Favorite Music baroque
Favorite Books The Lord of the Rings, Tree and Leaf, Tolkien and the Great War, All Hallows' Eve