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Daily Prompt – Unfallen

Today’s challenge is yet another from a conversation with a friend.  I was explaining to Veri that years ago I had formed a guild in a fairly popular online game and called that guild The Unfallen.  The guild’s purpose was … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Marble

In between the squawks, grunts and slew of garbles I do believe that somehow I found my lost marbles Somehow in the middle of all that crossed talk When I finally learned to do the cross walk I think that … Continue reading

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Hope To Persevere

So much adversity in our daily lives and it’s blasted toward us in 4D stereo by newscasters and pontificators who have seemingly forgotten that we need to believe things are going to turn out alright if only we are strong … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Money Should Only Be Spent On Well Explained Projects

“The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys.” – Thomas Jefferson (1808)        

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Short Form Poetry – Tercou – Big And Vicious

Tonight’s workshop: What is a Tercou • 8 line poem of 3 stanzas. • First 2 stanzas are tercets • Third stanza is a couplet • Syllable count is 5/4/5, 5/4/5, 8/6 • Rhyme scheme aba aba aa After some … Continue reading

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Seventeen Years To This Day

On 9/11/2001, cowards struck and killed many innocent people for wrongs mostly imagined, some perhaps real.  But, none of these directly attributable to 99% who died that day.  Let’s never, ever forget this. Seventeen Years To This Day by Michael … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Grimace

The chains that bind us to our dark embrace Are the chains that make me stop and grimace Is there even a ghost of a chance at second glance Bringing all of this back into some balance? Tell me now, … Continue reading

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The Bass Line

In a continuing look at music that has helped shape our modern world, it seems to me that breaking this down into relevant works might be a good way of getting a good feel for this.  My youtube.com channel has … Continue reading

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Ekphrastic Workshop – Sparkle Dim

The Tuesday night short poetry workshop tonight has to do with the Ekphrastic form of deriving a poem based on a work of art including digital art/photographs.  From this I came up with the following: Sparkle Dim Ekprhastic by Michael Romani … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Principle of Association Guarantees Everyone the Right To Free Exercise of Industry and the Right To the Fruit Acquired

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate … Continue reading

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