Tag Archives: Generation

From the Canyon’s Heart

A poem of gratitude #7.  This one is from a sense of gratitude toward the music that came to life from the Laurel Canyon scene.  I think that though I leaned toward progressive hard rock in my music, my lyrical … Continue reading

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Standard of Gold

There are a lot of reasons to have gratitude toward things learned and passed on through the generations and a lot to be learned and then go on to grow into our own future.  This is a sixth poem in … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Strong Defense Is the Surest Way To Peace

“A strong defense is the surest way to peace. Strength makes detente attainable. Weakness invites war, as my generation – my generation – knows from four very bitter experiences. Just as America’s will for peace is second to none, so … Continue reading

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At A Half Mumble

Like the song says, if there’s a rock n heaven, you know they got a heck of a band.  Have you ever really stopped to think on all those who rose up like some latter day shamen only to burn … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

The Summer of 1969 was a defining moment in the life of America.  The currents that led to it swept away many of the traditions of the past in that season of our discontent. Taking Stock by Michael Romani Bethel, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Remember To Make Good Use of Our Heritage of Freedom

“You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve YOUR freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” – John Adams      

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Human 2.0

Admittedly, two poems on the same topic in the same day isn’t my usual style.  That being said, as I was looking at concept of what it means for the human race that money might well buy its way to … Continue reading

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Time Well Spent

In this age of global interconnection, we face a modern paradox.  At the same time that we are more connected than ever, we are also increasingly polarized and alienated from one another.  What might have been and can still be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Education Is the Passing of A Society’s Soul From Generation To Generation

“What is education? Properly speaking, there is no such thing as education. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. Whatever the soul is like, it will have to be passed on … Continue reading

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In the Valley of the Wolf

Based on the reintroduction of wolves into some select wilderness areas: In the Valley of the Wolf by Michael Romani In a mixed experiment Between purpose and accident There is a blend On which side it might depend One side, … Continue reading

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