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David Bruce: Good Deeds Anecdotes

People respected the dancer/ choreographer Katherine Dunham. In Paris, France, the luggage of her dance troupe was not released to them because workers on strike in the port of Cherbourg were using it to block a road. However, when the … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 26: LOVE POETS

https://pixabay.com/en/book-heart-love-grains-sand-sea-2115176/ *** LOVE POETRY *** Not surprisingly Many writers of love poems Purge the sin of lust *** https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/28/dantes-purgatory-canto-26-retelling-seventh-ledge-lust-guido-guinizelli-and-arnaut-daniel/ ***

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 25: body and soul

https://pixabay.com/en/baby-sepia-sleep-small-child-sweet-3388975/ *** God directly creates The soul, which joined to body Creates a human *** NOTE: An important point in Christian theology is that the soul survives the death of the body. Statius tells Dante that the souls in Purgatory … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 24: Names

https://pixabay.com/en/name-butterfly-nameplate-children-372190/ *** NAMES *** Who are these saved souls? Forese names them for Dante. No reason not to. *** NOTE: Dante’s friend Forese Donati names several saved souls here. There is no reason not to. In the Inferno, many sinners … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Alcohol Anecdotes

Kingsley Amis enjoyed drinking alcohol a lot, and he drank a lot of alcohol. He even wrote three books about alcohol: On Drink, Everyday Drinking, and How’s Your Glass? He once attended a stand-up (not dinner) party at which he was … Continue reading

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NOTES on C.S. Lewis: The Problem of Pain

Divine Omnipotence One person who has addressed the problem of evil in a way convincing to me is C. S. Lewis, author of the popular Narniachildren’s books. One of the things he did was to analyze the concepts “omnipotent” and … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 20: DETACHMENT FROM RICHES

https://pixabay.com/en/trailer-mobile-home-abandoned-old-1759223/ *** DETACHMENT FROM RICHES *** Jesus’ birthplace now: A decrepit trailer park Instead of stable? *** NOTE: Mary had the virtue of detachment from riches. She did not complain when she had to give birth to Jesus in less … Continue reading

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