Tag Archives: Capacity

Boy Genius

Inspired by and dedicated to the vexatious life of Erik Satie. Boy Genius by Michael Romani Reeling out of control Unable to console The boy genius fights Taking confront in his nights Sideways bit of swagger Sliced into like a … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Best People Feel Beauty, Take Risks, Tell Truth, Sacrifice and Are Often Vulnerable

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.”  – Ernest Hemingway, author and … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Take Care To Elevate Our Children’s Minds, Courage and Souls Encouraging Them To Excel In Every Capacity, Faculty and Virtue

“It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and … Continue reading

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I’m Not Saying…

A little something that I just felt onto paper before putting here. I’m Not Saying… I’m not saying That I need you But, what if I did And wasn’t playing About always being true It’s something I can’t keep hid … Continue reading

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To Know Us By Our Love

Based in part on 1 John 3:11-18: To Know Us By Our Love by Michael Romani Our defining character needs to be love To share that blessing we get from above In every moment that we speak our talk Love … Continue reading

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Cultivating Kindness II

One of lessons that is maybe too hard to learn for some is that in the face of harshness, sometimes the very best response is to show the same merciful kindness that God has shown us. It is a hard … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Poetry Is A Light By Which We See Life

“In the end, the poem is not a thing we see; it is, rather, a light by which we may see–and what we see is life.” – Robert Penn Warren, novelist and poet (24 Apr 1905-1989)    

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A Prayer For the Healing

No use whining about life’s complications really, right?  So let me just encourage everyone to love when they can and cry when you feel it’s needed. Keep your hearts open and find that bit of truth that works to make … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Those Who Cannot Achieve In Freedom, Clamor For Power

“Those who lack the capacity to achieve much in an atmosphere of freedom will clamor for power.”  – Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)      

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Thought For the Day: Embarrassment Is the Beginning Of Morality

“To be capable of embarrassment is the beginning of moral consciousness. Honor grows from qualms.”  -John Leonard, critic (1939-2008    

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