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

Catholicism, Conservatism, the Middle Ages, Opera, and Historical and Literary Objets d'Art blogged by a suburban dad who teaches law and writes stuff.

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

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007
My Dad died early this morning, just after midnight. Massive heart failure: always foreseen as a possibility from the stress of the unavoidable treatment for the hematoma.

Prayers for his soul and for my family are invited and appreciated. Beyond that, this will henceforth be a family matter, not a blog matter. Right below this there's a political post, and below that a religious post. Comment away. The blog goes on.