Monthly Archives: July 2017

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Education of Women – Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy who lived from approximately 1660 to April 24, 1731.    Interestingly, only the Bible has been printed in more languages than his famous novel, Robinson Crusoe.  That being said, … Continue reading

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WordPress #Daily Prompt – Substandard

I have nothing for substandard photographically except maybe a few shots that didn’t work out well.  Given that and a little word play – substandard – lesser… I offer: Lesser Peaks of the Himalayas

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Sense of Place

Sense of Place by Michael Romani You see it in her x-ray eyes There is really no disguise She feels her sense of place She wears it on her smiling face It’s an attachment to things past These that endure … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Sanctity of Life Begins In the Womb

“With consistency, beautiful and undeviating, human life from its commencement to its close, is protected by the common law. In the contemplation of law, life begins when the infant is first able to stir in the womb. By the law, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: All Life Is Sacred and Inalienable

“We hold these truths to be self-evident . . . that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, and among these life . . .” ~ Declaration of Independence After struggling with what to say exactly about … Continue reading

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Happy International Friendship Day!!

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Sir Humphrey Gilbert’s Voyage to Newfoundland – Edward Hayes

Born in 1539, Sir Humphrey Gilbert founded the first English colony in North America. He did so in the midst of his quest to find a northwest passage to reach China. Which along with Columbus’ ‘discovery’ of the Americas goes … Continue reading

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WordPress #Daily Prompt – Lust

A Tale of Seven Sins – Lust    

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First Principles: Conflict Overcome Make the Spirit Stronger

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.”  – William Ellery      

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Thought For the Day: Never Allow Yourself To Be Defeated

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of … Continue reading

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