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First Principles: Difficulties Are Meant To Rouse, Not Discourage. The Human Spirit Is To Grow Strong By Conflict

“Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” -William Ellery    

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Lessons From Thomas

Based in part on John 20: 24-31: Lessons From Thomas by Michael Romani Oh my God, I have so much doubt Always wondering what it’s about Expectations so seldom feeling met Too many turns that I sadly regret Sometimes, I … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Block

Writing stories is a particular craft.  There are numerous reasons that writers sometimes stop writing.  But, when they do…. A Writer’s Block by Michael Romani Writing a story with acuity Is like mental archeology There’s madness in the methodology And … Continue reading

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First Principles: Seek Knowledge For the Benefit of Your Soul, Not For the Sake of Applause Or To Dispute

“Seek not to grow in knowledge chiefly for the sake of applause, and to enable you to dispute with others; but seek it for the benefit of your souls.” – Jonathan Edwards    

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Oxygen Reexamined

One of the little miracles of life that we too often take for granted is the level of oxygen on our fair planet and just what this does for us without much of an effort by most. Oxygen Reexamined by … Continue reading

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In the Middle of…

Life is what happens when you’re making plans about plans you’ve been making while others unravel and well.. ummm Life Happens!  Flow with it and grow! In the Middle of… Michael Romani Life.. is as beautiful Sometimes.. even wonderful Then … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Hearts, Away From Nature, Becomes Hard

“Wherever forests have not been mowed down, wherever the animal is recessed in their quiet protection, wherever the earth is not bereft of four-footed life – that to the white man is an ‘unbroken wilderness.’ But for us there was … Continue reading

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Relative Complicity

Na/GloPoWriMo Day 12 asks that we who take up the challenge of finding something dull that we’re willing to give away.  Well, sorry, but I’m twisting this into something that can never be owned, only given and that is so … Continue reading

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If We Would Wish To Heal

Playing a bit of catch up from yesterday in that my life changed dramatically and not for the better, I am combining the sixth day of Na/GloPoWriMo’s goal of a poem about if and the woulds, coulds, and shoulds of … Continue reading

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A Prairie Sky’s Truth

Sometimes seeing things differently is mental illness; sometimes it’s seeing things differently.  A show I was watching at the suggestion of a person who is increasingly important to me portrayed that in an interesting bit that I have attempted to … Continue reading

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