Monthly Archives: June 2018

First Principles: Flourishing Industry Is the True Wealth and Prosperity of Our Nation

“Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state.” – Alexander Hamilton (1790)      

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Thought of the Day: To Write Well, Live Well

“I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.” – Francoise Sagan, playwright and novelist (21 Jun 1935-2004)      

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First Principles: Without Law, Liberty Becomes Licentiousness

“Without law, liberty … loses its nature and its name, and becomes licentiousness.” – James Wilson (1790)      

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Thought For the Day: To Get the Rainbow, You Have To Put Up With the Rain

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton      

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Reflections In the Mirror

Eyes may be the window to the soul, but, sometimes mirrors are soul revealing as well… Reflections In the Mirror by Michael Romani Everyday I look out into the mirror Beyond a doubt, it couldn’t be clearer I’m no longer … Continue reading

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Danced Upon A Muse

Life is filled with happenstance.  Some it just happens to be happier than stance.  This is one of those times. Danced Upon A Muse by Michael Romani Smitten by my kitten Thank God her claws are retractable Her love fits … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Best To Speak The Language That Goes To the Heart of Others

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” – Nelson Mandela, activist, South African president, Nobel laureate (1918-2013)   … Continue reading

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First Principles: Mankind Is Equal Before God and Law but Not In Talents, Abilities and Application of These

“When we say, that all men are equal; we mean not to apply this equality to their virtues, their talents, their dispositions, or their acquirements.” – James Wilson, Man as a Member of Society, 1791      

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Mirror, Mirror…

Some people amuse.  Others are a muse… by birth. The lady asked me for a poem to match her beautiful photograph.  This was the best, I could do. Mirror, Mirror… by Michael Romani There she was sitting beside the ocean … Continue reading

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Living Your Best Today

Based on large part on Isaiah 50:4-7: Living Your Best Today by Michael Romani We find ourselves in our prayers Feeling like we’re walking stairs Labored in our efforts to remain and be Everything in all of our possibilities Hoping for … Continue reading

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