Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I sing of arms, and a broken man

Virgil still has something to teach us, as does Frank Fitzpatrick

I sing of arms, and a broken man

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Aeneas

As someone who studied the Aeneid in 12th grade, and loved it, I was profoundly touched by Frank Fitzgerald's moving piece on Joe Paterno yesterday.  Classy and compassionate. 

And as someone who a few weeks ago lamented the fact that sports journalists were excoriating Paterno not because of his alleged acts or omissions here, but because of his moral character over the past decades, I have to say that, at least in this instance, I was wrong.

Ouch.

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