Tag Archives: Distress

First Principles: He Whose Heart Is Firm, and Whose Conscience Approves His Conduct, Will Pursue His Principles Unto Death

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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First Principles: ‘Tis the Business of Little Minds To Shrink; But He Whose Heart Is Firm and Whose Conscience Approves His Conduct Will Pursue His Principles Unto Death

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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Owed To A Non-Living Killer

An attempt at both blank verse which I never quite understand and a virus that apparently isn’t going away so it might be wise to understand, right? Owed To A Non-Living Killer by Michael Doyle A world cast into lockdown … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Real Man Smiles In Trouble, Smiles In Trouble, Gathers Strength From Distress and Grows Brave By Reflection

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine Allowing of the context of the mores of the time and circumstances, please extrapolate this to his real meaning, ‘real people with true … Continue reading

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Long Knife

I watched part of a Western tonight after not having watched one for years.  So far two poems from it and over an hour more to go.  Isn’t it interesting how there is a poem in just about everything.  It’s … Continue reading

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A Young Girl Becoming

In thinking of my eldest daughter as she starts edging her way toward adolescence: A Young Girl Becoming by Michael Romani Sometimes her world is mind numbing As a young girl busily becoming Everything that she’s meant to be In … Continue reading

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First Principles: Stay Strong Even In Distress

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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