Tag Archives: Cure

First Principles: May Our List of Virtues Include Curing Ourselves of Pride and Becoming More Humble

“My List of Virtues contain’d at first but twelve: But a Quaker Friend having kindly inform’d me that I was generally thought proud; that my Pride show’d itself frequently in Conversation; that I was not content with being in the … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Bedlam

Halloween Poem #30 (the blog got messed up yesterday and I had to get it fixed by WordPress help – special thank you to the nice person who helped me!!) Ghosts of Bedlam by Michael Romani Sometimes staying the course … Continue reading

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Taken Path

Halloween Poem #22: Taken Path by Michael Romani Even we who make our own heaven and hell Cannot evade that most singular of details That the chosen Wolf of God is our prophecy A singular enemy that is our owned … Continue reading

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Betrayed With A Kiss

Halloween Poem #6 – Once you’re under evil’s dominion, it doesn’t matter how you got there.  Does it? Betrayed With A Kiss by Michael Romani With a kiss, we turned the key Sinking deep into your debauchery It’s certain I … Continue reading

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Blood On Our Hands

Halloween poem #2 – mankind has the worse monsters and is seldom as kind as we might be if only we could. Blood On Our Hands by Michael Romani Our brutalities serve to shape us Though we wish to deny … Continue reading

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Think On These Things

Keeping your mind on the positive and away from the negative is trick of life well worth the learning.  It is so easy, too easy, for my mind to turn toward the negative.  But when I keep my mind and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Tyranny Exercised For the Good of Its Victims May Be the Most Oppressive

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive… To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not even regard as disease is to be put on … Continue reading

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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

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First Principles: Nothing Is of More Importance For Our Nation’s Well-Being Than To Form and Train Up Youth In Wisdom and Virtue

“… (N)othing is of more importance for the public weal, than to form and train up youth in wisdom and virtue…. I think also, general virtue is more probably to be expected and obtained from the education of youth, than … Continue reading

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First Principles: Depending On the Favor of Another Nation Is Illusory

“There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” – George Washington (1796)    

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