Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Who was Cacciaguida? See Dante's PARADISO, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Apologies for light posting.

Regular readers will be glad to know that my dad, who has been struggling for months with unidentified psychomotor problems, has just (withing the last two hours) come with flying colors through neurosurgery to remove a subdural hematoma (brain bruise with bleeding). All cleaned up now, and the brain tissue recovering much faster than expected, the surgeons tell us.

Prayers of thanksgiving are requested for this favor received; prayers of petitition are requested for his continued progress in physical therapy (likely to be more productive now that the obstacle is gone.)