Monthly Archives: October 2017

Sonic Gems – Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs

There is something slightly fitting in featuring the debut solo album by Syd Barrett on Halloween.  There’s a bit of madness that just seems to shines through the entire album. Roger K. “Syd” Barrett lived from January 6, 1946 – … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Halloween – Robert Burns

In 1785, Robert Burns wrote a poem for Halloween.  It is included within the the Kilmarnock volume.  At 28 stanzas, it is one of Burns’ longer poems and mixes Scots with English.  It was written in response to the 1780 poem for Halloween … Continue reading

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Blackest Night

Blackest Night by Michael Romani There are evil spirits Even in heavenly places Though we don’t want to hear it I’ll tell you to your faces We’d be best off to fear it And run from these traces There are … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Ghoulish

It’s a ghoulish night at the curve of the street All the boys and girls are going trick or treat Costumed in and as their latest aspiration Filled with joy, candy and their inspiration There’s a trick here to getting … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Endeavor To Be Honest In All We Do

“In our private pursuits it is a great advantage that every honest employment is deemed honorable.” —Thomas Jefferson (1795) It’s somewhat fitting that the witch hunt has thus far calumniated not in any finding of collusion but past crimes committed … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Time Etches Our Smiles and Tears On Our Faces

“Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.” – Natalie Clifford Barney, poet, playwright, and novelist (31 Oct 1876-1972) Given her unusual life, it’s not surprising that she forgets that life also engraves it’s laughs and … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: The Pajama Game – Adler and Ross

The Pajama Game is a musical that opened on May 13, 1954 and is based on the 1953 novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell.  The music and lyrics were composed by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.  The story is that of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Progress of Geology – Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell lived from November 14, 1797 to February 22, 1875 and was a Scottish geologist who popularized the work of James Hutton.  His best known work The Progress of Geology presented uniformitarianism.  This is the theory that the … Continue reading

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Totally Dependent

Totally Dependent by Michael Romani Simple lessons teach Finding them in my reach I pose my independence Quietly spoken in confidence I am totally dependent No longer willingly diffident I am totally dependent On you my Lord Coming in all … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Fluff

In the fluff of a dandelion dream I saw a hint of a certain sort of gleam Where transfixed on your subtle gaze I dreamed we might live for all of our days We were there surrendered in our dalliance … Continue reading

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