Monthly Archives: January 2018

Thought For the Day: Know the Rules, Stake and Time Limits of the Game

“If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” – Chinese proverb    

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First Principles: Guard Against Anyone Seeking To Take Away Liberty

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying … Continue reading

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Never Ceasing

Never Ceasing by Michael Romani I have you in the depths of my soul No doubt about whose in control Looking for my faith to increase Praying for my love to never cease Such a simple concept to embrace Living … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: The Yardbirds – Roger the Engineer

Formed in 1963, the English rock band The Yardbirds original lineup was Keith Reif, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith.  From this core were launched the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.  Their mid-1960s string of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Benjamin Franklin – Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed the life and legacy of Benjamin Franklin as well as his Autobiography.   Today, is his birthday, and so the tutorial we have been following along with as a … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Agile

Breaking and entering like a perfectly formed wave Skimming along the top avoiding a watery grave Some might say that I’ve proved myself agile But, if they could see inside, they would see I’m fragile Marked up, bruised and  somewhat … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Those Who Cannot Achieve In Freedom, Clamor For Power

“Those who lack the capacity to achieve much in an atmosphere of freedom will clamor for power.”  – Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)      

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First Principles: Man Without Reason Is Like A Ship Without A Rudder

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” — Thomas Jefferson (1822)        

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Sonic Gems: Fats Waller – If You Got To Ask You Ain’t Got It

Born on May 21, 1904, American jazz composer and singer Thomas Wright”Fats” Waller became famed for his Harlem stride style and laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano before his premature death at 39 on December 15, 1943.  His best … Continue reading

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In the Presence of God

In the Presence of God by Michael Romani Finding ourselves in need of His presence Unable to make it without His essence Everyday and in every way, this is true In this breakaway world, nothing else will do Where there … Continue reading

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