Monthly Archives: August 2017

First Principles: States Have Rights Within Their Own Orbits

“Let our government be like that of the solar system. Let the general government be like the sun and the states the planets, repelled yet attracted, and the whole moving regularly and harmoniously in several orbits.” — John Dickinson (Delaware … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Decisions Not Circumstances Define You

“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” –Stephen Covey  

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Song of Roland, Part II –

It is said that Roland died at Roncesvaux on August 15, 778.  It is, therefore, only fitting that we discuss The Song of Roland (La Chanson de Roland).  This classic epic poem is based on the Battle of Roncevaux which occurred … Continue reading

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Short Form Poetry Workshop – Fibonacci- Saying More By Saying Less

How do you write a fib? • There are no official rules for a Fibonacci poem – like a season word or rhyme requirement – but there are guidelines. o For one – the poem needs to be in Fibonacci … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Willy Nilly

You’re Never Too Old To Rock-N-Roll!

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First Principles: The Revolution Was Fought For Freedom and Honest Persons

“We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.” —Thomas Paine (1777), in The American Crisis No. 4 This essay may be read in its entirety … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is Only One Race, The Human Race

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”   – Muhammed Ali Ali was most of the way there as far as Aloha Promises Forever is concerned.  … Continue reading

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A Stop At Willoughby

Season 1: Episode 30 A Stop At Willoughby by Michael Romani Even in a place as vast as space We all need to find our happy place There where even in that cracked pace A human can find escape from … Continue reading

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Alien Invasion

I thought I’d try something a little different.  Let me know what you all think, please? Alien Invasion by Michael Romani We look up into the skies Beholding the infinite stars And we believe we are alone We need to … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Two Years Before the Mast – Richard Henry Dana, Jr. 

Two Years Before the Mast is Richard Henry Dana’s memoir of a two year sea voyage from Boston to California in 1834.  It was published in 1840.  The book was purposefully and deliberately written in sympathy for the treatment of the … Continue reading

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