Category Archives: Dante/Divine Comedy

Orvieto, Part One, the Duomo: God is in the Details

It wasn’t easy to leave Rome. (Who in their right mind would voluntarily leave Rome?) Plus, it was threatening to rain. And while our driver, Fabrizio, seemed capable and friendly, his English was only slightly better than our Italian, and … Continue reading

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Resolutions Can Be Hell.

I guess it’s too late to warn you. Your resolutions are already likely in full swing. In 2014, I’m going to ___________! You’re committed, you’re purposeful and you have not yet reached that point where you think meh, I really … Continue reading

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Canto or Won’t-o?

There is no more certain kiss of death than the New Year’s Resolution, is there? You hang that fresh calendar on the wall and envision the New You in the New Year. Yeah, right. Three weeks later you’re back in the … Continue reading

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Happily Back in Hell: a literary mash-up of Dante, St. John of the Cross and Robert Frost

This may be a yawner for faithful readers, but every day I get at least a few hits on Polloplayer from souls in search of Divine Comedy details. More than likely these are desperate high school or college students up against a deadline … Continue reading

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How I Read Myself through 2011: Part Two

If you’re making New Year’s Resolutions, you might consider resolving to keep a book list for 2012. I know I’m not the only one who can actually forget the title or the author of a book I recently read or … Continue reading

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Everything in Immoderation: Art and Eating in Paris

So many museums and cafes, so little time! We had a week’s worth of “must-do’s” still on our list, but the clock was ticking and we had a train to catch. Alexandra must have discovered the powers of teleportation to … Continue reading

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I have entered the Empyrean…

Midway in the journey of our life, I came to myself in a dark wood… Yes, I can now truly say that I have been to hell and back, (and yet again, here) because while the rest of you frolicked in … Continue reading

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My life is an open book.

I’ve always thought that reading is the most affordable form of travel. Open a book and  you can be instantly transported to a different place or a different time. In 2005, I started keeping track of my reading. Life was more hectic … Continue reading

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Hither and thither.

Home from NYC, briefly. Leaving again tomorrow for LA, where daughter, Angela, is participating in her first triathlon. Have had nary a moment with the chickens, although when the CE and I greeted them yesterday morning after being away for … Continue reading

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In Purgatory.

I cannot seem to get through Dante’s Purgatorio. Seven more Cantos loom, not to mention the queue of books I had planned to read by end of summer. Time does not simply fly, it whooshes past. What’s the hurry, I wonder? … Continue reading

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