December 29, 2016

I Still Be on the Grind

Midway this way of life we’re bound upon, I woke to find myself in a dark wood, Where the right road was wholly lost and gone. The Divine Comedy: Cantica I Hell, Cantos 1, 1-3 Dante found himself lost and Virgil appeared. Oh where is my Virgil! The in-laws left...

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January 7, 2009

‘just do it’

Before there was Nike, there was Dante: ‘Now you must needs,’ my teacher said, ‘shake off your wonted indolence.  No fame is won beneath the quilt or sunk in feather cushions.’ ‘Whoever, fameless, wastes his life away, leaves of himself no greater mark on earth than smoke in air or...

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