Start with How You Eat

Start with How You Eat

“We can ask whether and to what extent our customs about eating are informed by insights into our nature. We can even ask whether and to what extent our customs about eating contribute to the perfection of our nature.” Leon Kass, The Hungry Soul Saying ‘goodbye’ to...
Another Gift in Suffering

Another Gift in Suffering

“Through pain I’ve learned To comfort suffering men.” Virgil, The Aeneid (Dido to Aeneas) The incomparable Virgil once again gives us words through which to see our own life. There is a reason that in Dante’s masterpiece The Divine Comedy Virgil acts as a guide....
What the Raspberries Said

What the Raspberries Said

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Proverbial statements often contain much wisdom. When they come to mind, it might be a fitting opportunity to ponder what deeper truth they contain. This proverb came to my mind while pruning raspberries...
Coming to Yourself

Coming to Yourself

“I must first know myself, as the Delphian inscription says…” Socrates, in Plato’s Phaedrus “But when he came to himself…” The Prodigal Son Today I received an email from a student. He shared with me a moment of self-discovery. In class he had seen...

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