January 16, 2014

Aristotle finds God in minutia. In the study of nature, and life. Query the columns and examine the cells, says Aristotle. “God is in the details.” Augustine ensconces God. Particulates him. Moves God to His own scope, His own key-value pairs. Then Augustine does his best to turn off the analogue of life. Maybe this […]

October 1, 2013

And how appropriate is it that, on (or about) my half-birthday, I pick up a copy of Eat Pray Love and learn that what makes the Italian language unique is that it was created based on the words of Dante. And that’s what makes it so beautiful, romantic, unique. Born of a writer. – Jon […]

April 12, 2013

I cracked up laughing at the opening scene of the new season of Mad Men – Don reading Dante, the two ideas that have been in my head lately. I found it interesting that his copy was just The Inferno, rather than the entire Divine Comedy. Taken by itself, the Inferno seems a bitter pill […]

March 24, 2013

“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita”, or Now I have journeyed halfway through my life. They have you read Dante at 17, or 20. The Divine Comedy to a 17-year-old means bupkis. Dante means something to me now, this morning, as I sit here in Bend, OR having my birthday machiatto at the ripe […]