Daily Archives: August 15, 2018

Dante’s Paradise, Canto 15: FLORENCE

https://pixabay.com/en/italy-tuscany-florence-dom-3603046/ *** FLORENCE *** Florence has declined People avoided luxury Used to be peaceful *** NOTE: Cacciaguida is shocked by the Florence of Dante’s day. In Cacciaguida’s day, the people of Florence were much more moral. *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/22/dantes-paradise-canto-15-retelling-mars-cacciaguida/ *** Free … Continue reading

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https://pixabay.com/en/knight-crusader-isolated-2939429/ *** CACCIAGUIDA *** Died in the Crusades Dante’s great-great grandfather Became a martyr *** NOTE: Cacciaguida, Dante’s great-great grandfather, fought and died in the Second Crusade. Because he was a martyr, he instantly entered Paradise. Cacciaguida is an important … Continue reading

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David Bruce: War Stories

Bryan Anderson, a 25-year-old Army sergeant, was horribly wounded in George W. Bush’s war in Iraq, losing both legs, his left hand, and part of his right hand. He nearly died from his wounds, but survived. That means that he … Continue reading

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