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First Principles: Our Motives To Act In Life Should Be the Relief of the Distressed; the Detection of Frauds; the Defeat of Oppression; and the Diffusion of Happiness

“Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Let these be your motives to action through life, the relief … Continue reading

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Between Heaven and Earth

A whisper of a prayer… Between Heaven and Earth by Michael Romani Between Heaven and Earth There is a gate Between light and dark There falls a shadow Between faith and sin A whisper speaks a prayer My deepest confession … Continue reading

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Downsizing

I used to know someone who would tell me about tiny houses.  So, it was sort of an interesting surprise to see that Netflix has a series that premiered today about these.  It’s amazing how much it turns out can … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Influence of Christianity That Has Brought Civil Freedom and Social Happiness Which Mankind Enjoys

“To the kindly influence of Christianity we owe that degree of civil freedom, and political and social happiness which mankind now enjoys…. Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present republican forms of government, and all blessings which … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Came As Equals Into This World and We Shall Leave This World As Equals As Well

“We came equals into this world, and equals shall we go out of it.” – George Mason    

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First Principles: Religion Is Of Public Concern and In Great Measure Fosters the Peace and Good Order of Government

“Religion is of general and public concern, and on its support depend, in great measure, the peace and good order of government, the safety and happiness of the people.” – Samuel Chase    

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Happiness Finds Its Ending

Nothing better than a happy ending, right? Happiness Finds Its Ending by Michael Romani Not even happiness finds its ending Despite the best intentions in friending We look for ways to find our way home Walking our journey not wanting … Continue reading

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First Principles: National and Individual Happiness Comes From Love of Liberty; Respect For Laws; Habits of Industry; and Practice of Moral and Religious Obligations

“Your love of liberty — your respect for the laws — your habits of industry — and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” – George Washington (1789)    

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Thought For the Day: Rest, Nature, Books, Music and Love For One’s Neighbor Bring Happiness

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Knowledge and Virtue Enable Your Motives Through Life In Acting To Relieve the Distressed, Detect Fraud, Defeat Oppression and Diffuse Happiness

“Learning is not virtue but the means to bring us an acquaintance with it. Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Let these be your motives to action through life, the relief … Continue reading

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