May 1, 2024

Galatea: A Brief Consideration of the Creator, the Maker, the Made   There are many ways to Truth, none so full, so true as through Christ.  Yet even so, there are other ways to Truth.  One such, through the pagans, the Greek and Roman Classives who drew the outlines of our civilization.  We find that…

October 1, 2023

AMOREM: A HISTORY OF LOVE     audentem Forsque Venusque iuvat *** Ἄειδε μοῦσά μοι φίλη, μολπῆς δ’ ἐμῆς κατάρχου· αὔρη δὲ σῶν ἀπ’ ἀλσέων ἐμὰς φρένας δονείτω. *** PREFATIO Dear readers all: You will recall that Dante ..Lettered Laura, though never braved to kiss her. Recall that Petrarch rhymed his Beatrice ..Respectfully, because he…

September 1, 2023

  Roses are red, violets are blue, et cetera.  Perhaps you have composed a verse on the theme, as did John Jenkins in 10th Grade English, “Roses are red, violets are purple, sugar is sweet, and so is maple surple.”  A sincere effort.  Not quite Nash, but even so. John, a fine person, recently passed…

March 1, 2023

FROM CONFESSION, “SALVATION”   I ask you, “Who would live to die a saint?”     To scorch the feet on desert sands;     To strike the thigh with leather bands; To starve; to kneel in prayer until one faints: Oh no, I would not want to be a saint.     Neither would I be a martyr,     Boiled in…

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December 1, 2022

Essentially Priapus: A New Priapeia   Feminism.  This too shall pass.  Nature will have its way after we’ve gone astray.  Always has.  Always shall.  Each thing is as it is made.  For instance, Priapus was carved of a living olive tree in the moment of bringing forth fruit, the seed and oil.  Fertile and virile,…

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November 1, 2022

The Priapeia, a new translation and sympathetic interpretation of the God and the ancient text     Many gods and goddesses occupy the high temples of Olympus and crowd the many niches of museums.  You will know and recognize Aegis-Bearing Zeus, Cow-Eyed Hera, Phoebus Apollo, Pallas Athena and others of the sky-gods, you might even…

October 1, 2022

  Potina, Lady of the Stag   In the saffron field above a pleasure-palace in the rich seaport of Akrotiri, Aiyana gathers blooms for a festival to honor the goddess and the earth opens and black plumes rise … so begins, Potina, Lady of the Stag, the story of a girl.   This, a girl…

August 1, 2022

Colloquies: A Review of Civilization in Little Songs   Nations come and nations go, kingdoms are mostly gone, China intends empire, not certain its people do, though they are hungry for wealth, and are willing to consume the world’s resources, including yours.  Our nation will be gone, sooner or later; all nations fade away in…

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