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The Top Vices

Right now I’m working on a 15th-century manuscript of a 13th-century book by Guilelmus Peraldus, called Summa Vitiis (it seems to have other names like the Summa vitiorum, summa vitiis et virtutibus, etc).

Interestingly enough, this book on vice (anti-vice; Peraldus was a Dominican monk!) was a direct inspiration (to the point of being able to find some lists translated nearly verbatim) for parts of Chaucer’s The Parson’s Tale within The Canterbury Tales. Very nifty!

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Since I’m officially t.b. free and off of Academic Hold, I thought I’d update. This post is related to neither Philadelphia nor libraries, but oh well, it’s my blog.

One of my all-time favorite radio programs is Radio Lab, from WNYC, which I heard about from This American Life. Although they’ve been on a break while preparing for their next season, they still do the occasional podcast. I was completely blown away while listening to the episode Quantum Cello, which featured cellist Zoe Keating. The episode does a good job of explaining this newer kind of music, while also giving me some awesome new music to listen to!

Zoe Keating

Zoe Keating

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The Rittenhouse Twitter has been unmasked as Daniel Delaney (who?)! But, he is graciously handing over authorship to a new anonymous anthropomorphizaton of Rittenhouse Square, so it looks like things will continue much the same.

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During a recent politeness-scrimmage over who would have the last Oreo, my roommate shocked me in a way I never expected….

Smearing brie defiantly over the oreo, she shoved it into her mouth and said it was delicious! Then she put even more brie on it!!! Truly scandalous!

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