Tobacco Talk: How to Share Your Research

Just puffand aim a beamof smoke at nothingbut the fact of satisfaction …What seems a treasurein this world is notfor us to measure.Sometimes it’s quiteenough to marvelat a dream that turnedmere leaves into a pleasure. – Samuel Hazo, “When the Evening Gets Down to Cigars”Occasional verse delivered at a meeting of the Rascals, Rogues, and Rapscallions. … More Tobacco Talk: How to Share Your Research

Hail Last of Romans and First of Scholastics

Today, in the tradition of Pavia, is the feast day of Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. That’s the Boethius.  Living from around 480 to his execution in 524, he was a statesman during the rule of Theodoric and a contemporary with Benedict of Nursia (480-547). He is a liminal figure like these others described by Lorenzo Valla, … More Hail Last of Romans and First of Scholastics