Monthly Archives: December 2019

Thought For the Day: The Christmas Frame of Mind Has Been Changing. Let’s Do Something About it!

“Oh, Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s a frame of mind and that’s what’s been changing. That’s why I’m glad I’m here, maybe I can do something about it.” – Kris Kringle from ‘Miracle on 34th Street’       … Continue reading

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First Principles: Congress Consists Mainly of Attorneys Who Question Everything, Yield Nothing & Talk By the Hour

“If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 … Continue reading

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In A Relative Theory of Violin

Happiest National Violin Day! In A Relative Theory of Violin by Michael Romani I know it’s all relative but who’s to argue But to play well one must add in divisions of two At least often, if you happen to … Continue reading

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First Principles: To the Distinguished Character of Patriot, Our Highest Glory Is To Add Our Christian Morality

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Stacks of Books From the Past Provide Guidance and Perspective When Viewing the Present World

“The walls of books around me, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.”  – Ross Macdonald, novelist (13 Dec 1915-1983)      

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Kitchen Table Top Theology

Today is a day with some great choices.  Never being one for liking too many choices.. let’s celebrate all three in a way and still keep it in the season?  So how about a poem for Gingerbread House Day, National … Continue reading

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In the Wonder of the Star

A star led the wise men to find a babe in a manger.  The wise still seek Him. In the Wonder of the Star by Michael Romani In my loss, I feel my shame No longer certain in my own … Continue reading

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Thought For Today: There Can Be No Public Or Private Virtue Unless the Foundation of Action Is the Practice of Truth

“There can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth.” – George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906) I disagree with most of what this man stood for without some compromise of his root beliefs … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, To Obey His Will, To be Grateful For His Benefits and Humbly Implore His Favor

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” — George Washington (1789)      

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Mount Waddington’s Fang

December 11th is International Mountain Day!! So you know.. don’t go fly a kite.. there’s gotta be a kite day right?  Instead maybe either really climb a mountain or dream about doing that? Mount Waddington’s Fang by Michael Romani Extreme … Continue reading

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