Tag Archives: Good

First Principles: The Greatest Good For Our Nation Is To Heal Party Divisions and Act As One People

“The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people.” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)    

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Thought For the Day: To Be A Good Writer Be Direct, Clear and Simple First

“Anyone who wishes to become a good writer should endeavour, before he allows himself to be tempted by the more showy qualities, to be direct, simple, brief, vigorous, and lucid.” – H.W. Fowler, lexicographer (10 Mar 1858-1933)    

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Thought For the Day: It Is Good To Polish Your Mind Against the Minds of Others

“It is good to rub and polish your mind against that of others.” – Michel de Montaigne, essayist (28 Feb 1533-1592)        

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Thought For the Day: Laughter and Sleep Are the Best Cures For Everything

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” – Irish Proverb  

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Couple of Couplets To Get It Right

Poem A Day #3 is the rhyming couplet form. From Wikipedia: “A couplet is a pair of successive lines of metre in poetry. A couplet usually consists of two successive lines that rhyme and have the same metre. A couplet … Continue reading

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One Way Destination

Based in part on John 14:6: One Way Destination by Michael Romani What is preached will be lived in Lessons learned even though forgiven Constantly serving as lessons learned We thank you for all that’s discerned In every way we … Continue reading

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First Principles: Care of Human Life and Happiness Is the Only Legitimate Object of Good Government

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson (1809)      

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Wishing The Maybe

Do you ever have moments where you stop and pause and think on things like maybe things might have been different or maybe this or that?  I do.  Those are the moments to be quiet and listen in.  Trying to … Continue reading

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Samson IX

Continuing the story of Samson and Delilah as told in the Book of Judges: Samson (IX) by Michael Romani In the rocky passage of history There are signs of Divine certainty When God’s voice has spoken clear Stilling waters and calming … Continue reading

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Samson VIII

Continuing in an effort to put a version of the Samson and Delilah story from the Book of Judges into verse, I present Part VIII.  Perhaps, I should have made this shorter? Samson (VIII) by Michael Romani Amidst un-princely questions of … Continue reading

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