Tag Archives: Civility

Dragged Into the Streets

Thinking a lot on education and civilization and why and how there seems to be quite a bit of confusion as to how each is allegedly to work out.    Fairly serious stuff and yet how can a person not … Continue reading

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Second Sight of the Garden of Earthly Delight

Day 6 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The prompt is to write an ekphrastic poem based on Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delight.  I elected to take the point of view of the artist or perhaps someone who is familiar with the … Continue reading

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An Indictment of the 20th Century

We have lived through the bloodiest and cruelest century of mankind’s history.  God surely must be crying. An Indictment of the 20th Century by Michael Doyle Einstein insisted God did not play with dice While other insisted God needed no … Continue reading

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Webster’s Calling

At one time, Noah Webster called for a unifying national language of American English.  On learning that the English were buying his dictionary, he decided instead it was a better thing to recognize that English is English with more in … Continue reading

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Into the Hands of Lucifer

Another more or less for Halloween and based in part on the Tiggy provided word prompt of “suspense”: Into the Hands of Lucifer by Michael Romani Such is the language of demons cast down That we strictly start with boots … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Whatever Happened To Giving Peace A Chance?

“All We Are Saying Is Give Peace A Chance.” – John Lennon   Contrast with: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.  That’s why I believe, if … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Civility and Respect Should Always Prevail Over Harassment and Disrespect

“Civility and respect always prevails over harassment and disrespect.” – Rep. Steve Scalise      

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On Idealism and Its Defeat

On Idealism and Its Defeat by Michael Romani Too often the rebuke of idealism Can seem like only so much tribalism Each convinced of an abstraction of right Though differently seen in its perspective of light Lives of practical politics … Continue reading

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First Principles: Truest Civility Requires Following God’s Ways

“Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.” —James Madison (1785) I won’t sugar coat this one.  The lack of adherence to God’s … Continue reading

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The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street

Based on Twilight Zone, Season 1; Episode 22 The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street by Michael Romani Late summer on Maple Street, USA Children play as laughter rings on this sunny day The day begins its descent; it’s 6:43 … Continue reading

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