Hell: The Nemesis of Hope? →
Very helpful look at the idea of hell/Gehenna in its historical context. Also introduces (to me, anyway) the idea of “judgment unto salvation.”
Learn the 4th R: Repair →
I was sometimes quieted at the sight of a gang of conduit entering a large panel...– Matthew B. Crawford, “Shop Class as Soulcraft”
We must learn to break the habit of taking a merely visible part for the whole....– Walter Wink, Naming the Powers, pp. 110-111.
Finding Morel Mushrooms →
He who fears death will never do anything worthy of a living man.– Seneca, “On Tranquillity of Mind.”
Even in our studies, where expenditure is most worthwhile, its justification...– Seneca, “On Tranquillity of Mind.”
Some of us use [the time nature has given us] sparingly, others wastefully; some...– Athenodorus, quoted by Seneca in “On Tranquillity of Mind.”
They are all in the same category, both those who are afflicted with fickleness,...– Seneca, “On Tranquility of Mind,” trans. C.D.N. Costa.
At the dark doorways they dinned and hammered; there was clang of swords and...– From “The Lay of Gudrun”, translated by J.R.R. Tolkien. Elizabeth Hand reviews Tolkien’s The Legends of Sigurd and Gudrun in the Washington Post. Link to the book on Amazon.
Book Review - The Aeneid of Vergil, translated by... →
The Civil Heretic - Freeman Dyson - Profile -... →
The Nature of Things - Books & Culture →
The Theban Plays →