Friday, October 30, 2020

Highbrow Advice from St. Thomas Aquinas










Man's task is to control his action in the direction of good so that he may grow from time to eternity, from the smallness of himself to the greatness of God. The means of this control, right reason and good will, are within the power of every man. They are not the privileges of rich or poor, of the powerful or of the weak of this present world. By using the reason and the will properly every man can direct his steps unerringly forward to the vision of God in which his true happiness is to be found.

-- My Way of Life: Pocket edition of St. Thomas; the Summa Simplified for Everyone. p. 186.

This reminds me of Aristotle's advice to cultivate our virtues (or skills) and to moderate our actions through thoughtfulness, as a means to find eudaimonia. But of course when reflecting upon Aquinas it is always appropriate to remain mindful of Aristotle.

If this sort of Highbrow advice is to your taste, please click HERE.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Paradise Lost Tarot Deck by Terrance Lindall

Terrance Lindall's Paradise Lost Tarot Deck will be available  November 15, 2020.  Contact the WAH Center.

Monday, October 26, 2020

A list of Milton's works linked to descriptive articles




Sources for an American Idea of Revolution








Friday, October 23, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020

If you want me to post in this blog...










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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Professor Hodges on the quest for poetic justice for poets

 Jeffery reflects on his poetry in Octo-Emanations. Please click HERE.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett knows her Octo-Emanations

Impressing the Senate today with her encyclopedic knowledge of case law, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was asked if she had brought any preparatory notes to help her with the confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to the media, Barrett held up a blank notepad and smiled.  Here is the alleged image of that moment:

This account, however, does not coincide with the facts.

Moreover, the image circulating around the media has been doctored!

An international Authors correspondent present in the Senate committee chamber has reported to me that when asked if she had brought any notes to help her with the confirmation hearing, Amy Coney Barrett actually raised a copy of Octo-Emanations. This fact is confirmed by the following un-doctored image:

Monday, October 12, 2020

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Professor Hodges reads Octo-Emanations

Here are the titles of four of Jeffery's recent blog entries, and they are linked to his remarks. The fourth on the list touches on the story that I contributed to the anthology.

: First Review

On Writing Miltonic Sonnets 

 M-A Berthier's Great Adventures

 Critiquing Capitalism?





Monday, October 5, 2020

"Saint Clare intervenes to save a child from a wolf" (Giovanni di Paolo, 1455)








Meanwhile, Professor Hodges is keeping abreast of all things Octo-Emantaions, as is his wont. Please click HERE.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

"Words and Images" -- a review of Octo-Emanations

Octo-Emanations has its first Amazon review. Please click the cover image, then scroll down to read the review: