Cato the Blogger

Random, Largely Unrelated Musings



In Jerusalem, Within the Ancient Walls

About two years ago I was talking to a good friend of mine about all of his plans for future travel . He rattled off the usual suspects like Rome and Paris, and then threw out a couple less well-known... Continue Reading →

Poems to Live By

There's something strange about quotations and motivational sayings.  They are typically just a brief snapshot into some more complex work or topic, yet they transfix us somehow.  I saw a great post a while back that was a picturesque image... Continue Reading →

Desiderata: A Poem for Dark Times

Desiderata: A Poem for Dark Times I am not what one would call a poetry expert. I have read a bit of poetry here and there, and even dabbled in it as an emotionally tortured teenage. But for some reason... Continue Reading →

Dante and the Search for Understanding

Three weeks ago, on a busy train speeding its way to Cambridge, Massachusetts, I finished the last book of Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. Wedged in between passengers with my backpack resting between my feet, I feverishly sped through the final... Continue Reading →

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