Monthly Archives: January 2019

Thought For the Day: All Art Is Autobiographical

“All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” – Federico Fellini, film director, and writer (20 Jan 1920-1993)      

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Samson VIII

Continuing in an effort to put a version of the Samson and Delilah story from the Book of Judges into verse, I present Part VIII.  Perhaps, I should have made this shorter? Samson (VIII) by Michael Romani Amidst un-princely questions of … Continue reading

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Flying Solo

Since mankind began, there has been the hero’s journey.  A man starts with just his dreams and builds his world or fails.  Those with heart prevail.  That then is the trick to this tale. Flying Solo by Michael Romani Long … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Press Is Impotent When It Abandons Itself To Falsehood

“But the fact being once established, that the press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood, I leave to others to restore it to its strength, by recalling it within the pale of truth.”  – Thomas Jefferson (1805)   … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Only Way To Win A War Is To Prevent It

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” – George Marshall, US Army Chief, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Nobel laureate (31 Dec 1880-1959)    

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Treasure From A Book

Last of the poems inspired by watching that wonderful tale, Paddington 2.  Maybe, in some ways,  I am still a child at heart.  But, I think everyone should watch this movie! Treasure From A Book by Michael Romani Every train comes … Continue reading

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Paddington Breaks Out

Truly enjoyed this Paddington 2 movie.  It offered lots of food for thought… mostly marmalade as I recall…. Paddington Breaks Out by Michael Romani There is a prison worse than a prison It is the prison of loneliness That is … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Defense of Oneself and Others Is the Primary Law Of Nature and Cannot Be Abrogated

“The defense of one’s self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law. This principle of defense is not confined merely to the person; it extends to the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Be Thankful For Those Who Rekindle the Inner Spirit

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer, … Continue reading

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Paddington Opens the Street Fair

Love this classic story. Paddington Opens the Street Fair by Michael Romani Pop up stories Filled with glories Hold there place Like a warm embrace A life’s perfection Is found in that connection Where a single book Provides the hook … Continue reading

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