[Editorial note: What follows is an edit of a piece I first posted on June 16, 2010–Bloomsday. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first publication of James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses. I tried to come up with something original, but I found I had nothing to say that I hadn’t already said here, which essentially amounts to, […]How to Read James Joyce’s Ulysses (and Why You Should Avoid “How-to” Guides Like This One) — Biblioklept
‘Ulysses’ at 100: The key role played by Paris in the birth of a masterpiece • FRANCE 24 English
Students, this is an article on the Irish author James Joyce and the legendary book he penned.
Kings & Generals: Emperor Taizong and the Rise of the Tang Dynasty DOCUMENTARY
Get a VPN, kids. It’s worth it.
“Politics have no relation to morals.” — Art of Quotation
“Politics have no relation to morals.” Niccolo Machiavelli, author, historian, philosopher, Italian
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Luck is For Leprechauns — Cristian Mihai
“The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.” – Blaise Pascal Imagine if somehow, through a miraculous occurrence, you’d be offered the chance to get what you want most out of life. Your heart’s desire. Right here, right now. Would you take it? No strings attached, no soul-selling required. But would you take it? Would […]
Bill Buckner 1949-2019 — Lion of the Blogosphere
The most exciting moment in the history of sports was Game Six of the 1986 World Series. I guess that sucks for Buckner whose job, in the 9th inning of the game, was to ensure the game did NOT become the most exciting moment in the history of sports for fans of the other team.
Dante Alighieri: Neutrality — Quite a Quote!
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in times of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.” —Dante Alighieri.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb: Never complain
“Never complain about people, no matter how justified. Just drive them to complain about you.”
—Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
The Church of Christ. By Fr Nikita Grigoriev. — True Orthodoxy
The Church is One. This is the first definition that the Church gave Herself in the Creed. One God, One Faith and One Church. In our current days for many people, this initial self-definition by the Church has become incomprehensible and even forgotten. The Church is one, but it has two parts: on earth its […]
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Pascha: Journey from Earth to Heaven — Fr. Ted’s Blog
For from death to life and from earth to heaven has Christ our God led us as we sing the song of victory: Christ is risen from the dead! (Hymn of Pascha) Great Lent is a spiritual journey. At the beginning of Lent, we began reading the Book of Genesis. We were expelled with Eve […]