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The Mysterious Genius of Stevie McClure

I read Rod Dreher’s blog regularly.  He’s an Orthodox Christian and, consequently, conservative on issues of morality, but more liberal on economic issues.  I rarely disagree with him and I frequently find myself applauding him for saying things that are … Continue reading

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Dante on Creativity

.   If you frequent this blog you know that I have been reading Giuseppe Mazzotta’s fine book, Reading Dante.  It is, among other things, a very helpful and insightful commentary on The Divine Comedy.  I don’t pretend to understand … Continue reading

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Serendipity

‘   A few days ago I posted a passage from Dante’s Divine Comedy that really caught my eye.  That same day I was reading Rod Dreher (I read him regularly, and so should you) and it happened that he … Continue reading

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Destiny and Free Will

‘ You who are living refer every cause up to the heavens alone, as if they of necessity moved all things with them.  If it were so, free will would be destroyed in you, and there would be no justice … Continue reading

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Reading Dante

‘ There was no hope in the Inferno And neither was there any future The first glimpse of future comes in Purgatorio Where a man says “I will sing” ‘ The souls in the penitential land Are not chained to … Continue reading

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Thinking About Poetry

  I’m reading Giuseppe Mazzotta’s book Reading Dante.   I don’t understand everything in it, but I do think this book will help me get through The Divine Comedy with at least some level of understanding.  Every now and then, … Continue reading

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Memory and Muse

    I try to make a post on this blog daily.  I don’t always succeed.  Life and laziness intervenes.  But when I sit myself down to get something out I find that my inspiration or ideas often come out of … Continue reading

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Another Review of Overtime: A Basketball Parable

By A Fan on August 31, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition . An earthly story with a Heavenly meaning. Some describe a parable this way, and that description would apply to Overtime, by Larry Ellis. But this story of a fallen … Continue reading

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Overtime:A Basketball Parable: A New Review

Overtime: A Basketball Parable Price: $3.49 At first it seems like “Field of Dreams–Basketball, August 27, 2015 Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Kindle Edition) This is a poignant book. At first it seems like … Continue reading

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First Review: Overtime

Here is the first review of Overtime: A Basketball Parable.  This one (a generous one, thank you, Joe) is from my good friend and fellow Shelton College Reviewer, Joe Bird. Overtime: A Basketball Parable. By Joseph E Bird It’s unlike anything you’ve … Continue reading

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