Dante

The Mystery of the Trinity

Mad is he who hopes that our reason can go down the infinite path taken by one substance in three persons. Be content, human kind, with the quia.  Dante, Purgatory, iii 34-37


I am a reasonably intelligent person (although I am quite capable of being a dunce at any given moment). I read substantial books in the fields of philosophy, theology, literature, history, spirituality, and leadership. I think (analyze, critique, synthesize) and reflect (pray, discern, imagine). I give quite a bit of my daily time to these activities.

I like to figure things out. 
Interpretation and discernment (making sense and meaning) and helping others understand and align to wisdom, is my vocation.

What's On Your Literary Bucket List?

Italo Calvino, A classic is a book

Both Calvino and Twain are right when they talk about the classics.


Italo Calvino, in his beautiful essay - Why Read the Classics says, "A classic is a book which with each rereading offers as much of a sense of discovery as the first reading."

Mark Twain then reminds us, "A classic is a book which people praise and don't read."

To which I plead "Guilty as Charged about Dante's Divine Comedy." So, after reading Dan Brown's fun novel - Inferno, which featured a thrilling suspense story designed around Dante's Inferno, I finally decided I had to read this classic.

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