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First Principles: The Happiest Moments Come From Family

“…(T)he happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have past at home in the bosom of my family. “ – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Francis Willis, April 18, 1790    

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Thought For the Day: To Be The Father of Growing Daughters Invokes Awe

“To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something of what Yeats evokes with his imperishable phrase ‘terrible beauty.’ Nothing can make one so happily exhilarated or so frightened: it’s a solid lesson in the limitations of self … Continue reading

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First Principles: Good and Wise Government Is Dependent On Family

“[T]hat important and respectable, though small and sometimes neglected establishment, which is denominated a family…[The family is] the principle of the community; it is that seminary, on which the commonwealth, for its manners as well as its numbers, must ultimately … Continue reading

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My Last Confession

My Last Confession (c) Allyson Romani (2017) I stood at the back of the huge sanctuary, smoothed my skirt, fussed with my hair. Late afternoon sun streamed through the high stained glass windows, and seemed to illuminate the whole of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A True Friend Is More Esteemed Than Family

“What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun.  A true friend is to be more esteemed than kinship.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero You can read … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Things Unwise In A Family Are Unwise For A Nation

What is prudence in the conduct of every private family can scarce be folly in that of a great kingdom.” – Adam Smith There is a lot to be said for this quote from Adam Smith.  If things would be wise … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day 2017, Part II

Mother’s Day 2017, Part II by Michael Romani I miss my mom That’s no surprise I think as I stare at the screen Through sleepy eyes My earliest memory Is that of her role In what was usually – In … Continue reading

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Paint By Number Plans

I was watching a documentary about creativity and abstract illustration when it occurred to me.  There are certain similarities between being a parent and an artist.  So many elements happen just as they might despite your best efforts toward control. … Continue reading

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Owed To Monopoly

Day 20 of the NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo has the challenge of writing a poem incorporating a game or images and parts of a game.  Maybe someone can help me understand why the first thought that came to my mind was the old … Continue reading

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