As It Turns Out

A short while ago I published a post here stating my intention to close Cor Novus.  As it turns out, I couldn’t do it.  Besides certain commitments I made to my readers and myself, I also have a seemingly insatiable need and desire to write.  Now it is true that I don’t need a blog to write.  I have proved that in the past.  But it is also true that I find blog writing to be the most satisfying venue that I have found.  Why that is true would require a much longer and much more self-serving post than I am willing to write.  For the time being, let’s call it a given.

This, therefore, is the unofficial resumption of my blog.

Thanks for sticking with me thus far and putting up with what might be called “wish-washyness.”

My immediate plan includes a resumption of the series Sundae With Nuts.



Cardiac Cares

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Cor Novus

Last Thursday, 09.04.2015, I was hospitalized for the second time with a heart attack.  I was already making myself scarce in Cor Novus and this development doesn’t promise to make things any better: blog-wise.

It was ten years ago when I had my first. I am ten years older and this is yet another one.  After the first I was up and at-em in a couple of days.  The age and the multiple nature seems to make it much harder to rebound like that.  But I figured out the disadvantages of increasing age some time ago.

Forgive me and I know you will understand if my absence is delayed yet further.


Cor Novus on Facebook

Please note in the sidebar, directly under Cor Novus Categories drop-down menu is a new feature.  It is titled

Cor Novus on Facebook

This sidebar item can direct you to a dedicated page recently created in Facebook for this blog.  It is a subsidiary page for the account Michael Gryphon–me.

The options are available to follow the Cor Novus page, Friend Request the founder–me 🙂 , both or neither.  Chose “Neither” if you are a “Poopy Head.”  😀

Whether you go to the page or NOT (and what would or hurt if you DID, huh?) — Please Click LIKE for the page.  It sure will help me promote it.  After all — it’s basically just the same as the WordPress blog you see here, except it is in Facebook format.  Same Author.  Same Themes and Topics.  Heck, a lot of it is just hyper-linked articles from here.  So if you like HERE, then you’ll like THERE.  Trust me.  Have I ever lied to you?

Go check it out and see for yourself.


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Et Tu, Brute?

Beware the Ides of March!

If Julius Caesar heeded those words, he might have lived a few days more . . . tumblr_n2gkyzoynp1qgqj2zo1_500

Regardless, he didn’t and he didn’t.  The rest is Shakespearean.

I’ve been a little slack the past week or so with my posting.  Among other things, I blame World of Warcraft.  Mostly, I just feel that I over did it there at one point.  I got a little giddy with a sense of quasi-popularity and did a BUTT LOAD of posts, and even started a couple of serial projects, including a poetry critique–Sundae With Nuts–and a fiction serial–Last Samuel.

I’m going to get back on the stick, so to speak, on both those projects, post haste.  Never fear, or fear a lot depending on your perspective . . .

I’ll also be getting back to some of my usual tom-foolery . . .

(I can’t believe the spell checker didn’t flag “Foolery”)

But anyway . . .

Look for a resumption of stuff from Cor Novus and as always — Thanks for letting me share.


Learning Latin

Latin is a dead language.  No one speaks it conversationally.

Cor Novus
Cor Novus

One of my regular readers asked me today the meaning of “COR NOVUS,” the name of this blog.  I responded that it comes from Latin.  “COR” means “Heart” and “Novus” means “New.”  So Cor Novus translates as “NEW HEART.”

As I  said Latin is a dead language because it is not used conversationally anymore.  It is used in the Law, and the old Roman Catholic Church used to use it a lot in the Liturgy, but not nearly so much anymore.  Latin died when the Italians began to use what is called the “Vulgate” language which is basically and simply–Italian.  You still see Latin used in Church related items.  Googling “Cor Novus” results in several Catholic related sites.  Interestingly enough, Googling “Cor Novus” lately results in links to THIS blog!  My blog had the top three links on Google when last I checked it.  This is not to mention several photo links using the same search terms.

I became interested in Latin back in my middle thirties when I started college.  I began learning legal Latin by picking it up here and there studying Political Science and Church Latin from my theological studies.  I decided to take a college course in it and didn’t do so well in that.  I dropped the class holding a C average.  But I didn’t lose interest in it.  The class sucked.

Well, that’s about it for now.  I just wanted to share that with you.

Thanks for letting me.