Monthly Archives: July 2019

Goldilocks Depth

Do you ever get lost up in all the miracles it takes to make up an average day? Or, maybe just how blessed we are to live on this Goldilocks planet where just enough is just so right as to … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Every Mountain Top Is Within Reach If You Keep Climbing

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay    

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principle: Laws That Forbid Bearing of Arms Serve To Encourage Not Prevent Homicides

“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms… serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Cesare Beccaria    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: It Is Not From Benevolence But Self Interest That We Get Our Dinner From the Butcher, Brewer and Baker

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” – Adam Smith    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: Art Is An Attempt To Bring Order Out of Chaos

“Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.” – Stephen Sondheim    

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Is There Hope?

I am feeling down today.  Had way too long of a walk through prairie wildflowers and then woods in a riparian corridor, but, even that hasn’t cheered me up.  Still, it has led another poem at least. Is There Hope? … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Uncured Affliction

Mona Lisa smiled, but, why? Uncured Affliction by Michael Romani One voice whispers in the darkness Different than others given to harshness Times remembered; meeting eye to eye With the kind of truth, you cannot deny Doctor won’t you cure … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Religious Wars Are Not Started Over There Being More Than One Belief System But By Intolerance and Eclipse of Reason

“Religious wars are not caused by the fact that there is more than one religion, but by the spirit of intolerance… the spread of which can only be regarded as the total eclipse of human reason.” – Baron de Montesquieu  

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: If We Seek Beauty In the World, We Must Carry Beauty With Us As Well

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.“ – Ralph Waldo Emerson    

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Destructive Good Fortune

Our planet began from the cosmic storm that stirred the soup that makes up the fundamental building materials that became all we know.  Of course it was all by accident… Destructive Good Fortune by Michael Romani To watch through the … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment