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A Vancouverite Current

The Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 15 challenge is to provide a Robert Brown or Shakespearian styled monologue sort of a poem.  I opted for a redo on Hamlet’s  “To Be or Not To Be” monologue. Kind of.. I opted for happy thoughts not … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is For the President Alone To Decide To Act Or Not Act Consistent Within the Bounds of the Constitution

“If, for instance, the president is required to do any act, he is not only authorized, but required, to decide for himself, whether, consistently with his constitutional duties, he can do the act.” – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, … Continue reading

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To Harvest the Wind: School Daze

Part I in a series under development: To Harvest the Wind: School Daze by Michael Romani I. A breeze touches the savanna grass As the tribesmen dance in a pass Harvesting corn; some barely living This harsh life can be … Continue reading

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Jenny Lind

P. T. Barnum once said something like the greatest art is the art of making people happy.  Personally, I think he was really onto something with this.  Then again, as the child that I’ve always been, I’ve always loved a … Continue reading

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Adapt, Survive and Overcome

Life is filled with challenges and adversities to meet and hopefully overcome.  That came to mind as I was watching Mowgli.  From those thoughts: Adapt, Survive and Overcome by Michael Romani Adapt, survive And overcome Run, boy, run Adapt, feel … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Age

The things that keep me up at night .. and tosses My soul around as I see society focused on losses Instead of seeing things in terms of dreams unfulfilled To be pushed hard for, chased, pursued and willed No, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Judiciary Is Not Meant To Override the Other Branches

“[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Unlimited Power To Tax Is the Power to Destroy

“An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation.”  – John Marshall, in  McCullough v. Maryland, 1819 This landmark decision may be read … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Decide Who To Be Then Be It

“I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.”  – Lily Tomlin It does not matter where you are on your journey today.  If you or I are to be the very best of who we … Continue reading

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First Principles: Action On Issues Creates Enemies

“Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as … Continue reading

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