Tag Archives: Experience

First Principles: Foreign Influence Is A Baneful Foe To Republican Government

“History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” – George Washington (1796)    

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First Principles: A Judge, Particularly A Supreme Court Justice, Should Be of Particular Merit, Character and Ability

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Graver Error Than To Rest Our Nation On Favors From Other Nations

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

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Daily Prompt – Defeat

In my experience, time is often too fleet In all the challenges we will need to meet But there are many ways on this street To hand our enemies their needed defeat Sun  Tzu said many things on this subject … Continue reading

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Sisters In Life

Sisters in this life, that life and even Second Life have this innate need to bond more than clash.  Someone suggested this the topic of a poem.   Sisters In Life by Michael Romani Despite all the clashes; despite all … Continue reading

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Dancer’s Guillotine

Dancer’s Guillotine by Michael Romani It’s a denunciation of distinction A singularity calling out its fascination The deepest feeling, reeling in my heart The point from which surrealism departs This world is a chaotic scene of violence Shown to you … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Skewed

Invisibly standing under a pale light moon Reading the past into my future like a rune I think of things done and that I’ve viewed And see quite clearly how much of it is skewed Somewhere in a life borne … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: No Two Persons Have Read the Same Book

“No two persons ever read the same book.” – Edmund Wilson, critic (8 May 1895-1972)          

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Thought For the Day: Bad Weather Looks Worse Through A Window

“Bad weather always looks worse through a window.” – Tom Lehrer, singer-songwriter and mathematician (b. 9 Apr 1928)        

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Daddy’s Girl

Daddy’s Girl by Michael Romani To be marginalized and oppressed Cannot be ever overestimated To be considered less than Had left her endlessly frustrated It didn’t make it any better To be considered part of the family Not in the … Continue reading

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