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  1. Greatest Poets Plus Excerpts (1-24)

    1.Dante- Paradiso
    In fashion then as of a snow-white rose
    Displayed itself to me the saintly host,
    Whom Christ in his own blood had made his bride,

    But the other host, that flying sees and sings
    The glory of Him who doth enamour it,
    And the goodness that created it so noble,

    Even as a swarm of bees, that sinks in flowers
    One moment, and the next returns again
    To where its labour is to sweetness turned,
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  2. The Burden of Proof

    by , 01-18-2015 at 10:55 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have never met Bill Cosby, nor have I been a fan of him as a performer, but over time I have gotten the general impression that he is a reasonable sort of person. I have never met (to the best of my knowledge) any of the women who have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct; not knowing anything about them I have never developed any opinions of them as people or of their veracity. I am also acquainted with the legal principle that in the laws of the the United States of America people are considered ...

    Updated 01-19-2018 at 03:28 PM by PeterL

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  3. Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and Religious Truth

    by , 01-14-2015 at 08:20 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I may be flogging a dead horse, but there is a difference between actual fact and fiction or religious truth. For something to be an actual fact there must be objective evidence for it; that means that the evidence is tangible or otherwise available to most people. I am not including all people there, because those who are lacking one or more of the senses might not be able to perceive the thing. But I want to make it clear that supernatural visions and similar events are usually not public events ...
  4. Applying


    So graduation isn't exactly what I hoped it would be. I am so frustrated with everything

    I don't even know why I'm creating this blog. I have a meeting with one of my professors who is actually my best professor in the sense of knowledge and wisdom and of course the worst in ethics. I'm supposed to meet him in about 2 hours and I don't even know why? Why did I even ask him for an appointment?

    Everyone in my family is pressuring me to apply to grad schools.
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    Updated 01-14-2015 at 01:48 AM by farnoosh

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  5. Finally found it! :)

    So I finally found, the other day, Burton Watson's translation of Hsin Hsin Ming. I've searched for it off and on over the years. . it's my favorite translation, it's also in Entering the Stream.

    I wanted to share it, because I've really been wanting to share it for years, and a couple of days ago it finally appeared. I'd wanted to share the poem but I never found the other translations as good..

    http://terebess.hu/english/hsin.html#5
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