Monthly Archives: August 2017

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The American Scholar – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes throughout modern Western culture, if not elsewhere, important published essays begin their literary life as important speeches.  This is the case with many essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The particular essay we will look at today is The American … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Weekly Photo Challenge – Structure

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Memorize

I will do my best to memorize our story Living my love of life for His Glory Doing my best to be the servant of His ways Giving all of me in the living of our days There are no … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real

WordPress appears to be experiencing a formatting glitch.  My apologies and I’ll see if WordPress can fix this later.  😦 Keeping it Real by Michael Romani Some are going through seasons They surely have all their reasons Slipping in and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Intentional Checks And Balances Are To Guard Against Excess

“What is to be the consequence, in case the Congress shall misconstrue this part [the necessary and proper clause] of the Constitution and exercise powers not warranted by its true meaning, I answer the same as if they should misconstrue … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Your Happiness Depends On the Quality of Your Thoughts

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”  – Marcus Aurelius, in The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Do you want more peace in your life?  Realize then what you can and cannot do.  By this, I more … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Be like a rocky promontory against which the restless surf continually pounds; it stands fast while the churning sea is lulled to sleep at its feet. I hear you say, “How unlucky that this should happen to me!” Not at … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Enamored

When life comes on a little too strong And it seems just about all has gone wrong There are times that I’m feeling hammered And so glad to have found you as enamored With this simple man as I am … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Cannot Be Too Much Liberty

“It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.”  — Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658)

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First Principles: We Must Be Guided By An Exalted Justice and Benevolence

“It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and, at no distant period, a great Nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and too novel example of a People always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.” — George Washington … Continue reading

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