Tag Archives: Purgatorio

March 1, 2013: Being a Purgatorian, Part I

Thus you may understand that love alone is the true seed of every merit in you, and of all acts for which you must atone. Dante Alighieri Have you ever wondered what language they speak in Limbo? Lee T. Gallup Are you carrying a big stick or are you just one? Author As I am […]

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Being a Purgatorian, Part II

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply Purgatory. Abraham Lincoln They have come up with a perfect understanding: He won’t try to run her life, and he won’t try to run his, either. Anonymous Marriages don’t last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man […]

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eThoughts : April 1, 2011: Trying to Find Joy in Purgatorio

It’s been a bit serious lately: Clear shifts in political structure in the Middle East, a new war with Libya, our continuing war in Afghanistan, the earth rumbling off the eastern coast of Japan and the resulting tsunami and nuclear reactor problems, continuing global economic hardships, etc. And none of the above is about all […]

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eThoughts : Purgatorio and Presidential Elections

I do not like the politics of hate, or of dislike, or of ego-epics. When hate is so generalized, it cannot serve the truth, it can only be self-serving. Is there any religious group that is unilaterally evil? Is there any political party that is unilaterally evil? And so on. Generalities are fine in some […]

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eThoughts : September 1, 2008: Purgatorians

Traveling, as I said in the last post, is, among other things, about learning the art of saying hello and the art of saying goodbye. This is a valuable learning for Purgatorians, especially those with that darn helper gene, when it comes to the latter art of saying goodbye. All right, stay with me through […]

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eThoughts : Journeying Through Purgatorio

Some time back I wrote about the illusion of correcting the trouble created by the human occupation of Earth. Perhaps the concept bears revisiting. The point of the previous post was that one can’t fix Puratorio, but one can learn how to journey in Puratorio. This notion is usually translated Scarface style—one keeps going for […]

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