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Edgar Lee Masters: Bert Kessler (Spoon River Anthology)

I WINGED my bird, Though he flew toward the setting sun; But just as the shot rang out, he soared Up and up through the splinters of golden light, Till he turned right over, feathers ruffled, With some of the … Continue reading

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Reach in search of self doubt self hate fear anger frustrations and come up empty. You have done enough the universe is so proud of you and all the light you’ve radiated has fueled your loved…

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Source: Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain) *** PARADISE PATTERN *** Dante describes scene He talks to one of the souls Beatrice helps him *** NOTE: Dante follows a certain pattern in Paradise: 1) When Dante arrives at a new planet or star, … Continue reading

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Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 5: God’s Greatest Gift *** GOD’S GREATEST GIFT *** When we make a vow — Free will is God’s greatest gift — Sacrifice free will *** NOTE: God’s greatest gift to us is free will: It is a gift that is like God. … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 31: JESUS *** JESUS *** Has human nature — Both natures at the same time — Has divine nature *** ***

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NOTES on Robert F. Almeder (born 1938): Death is Not the End

Robert F. Almeder is a philosopher who believes that we do in fact survive death. In his book Death andPersonal Survival: The Evidence for Life Against Death(1992), he investigates the evidence for life after death — including such things as … Continue reading

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Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 18: WHAT WE CHOOSE IS WHAT WE LOVE *** WHAT WE CHOOSE IS WHAT WE LOVE *** good loves and bad loves what we choose is what we love we should choose good loves *** ***

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