Tag Archives: Humanity

Thought For the Day: The Book of Life Is Often Different Than Intended

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another, and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.” – … Continue reading

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Annihilation of Meaning

Annihilation of Meaning by Michael Romani Woman seeks to question meaning itself As something organic and from a shelf An encroachment consuming some entirely And leaving others grieving, angry and lonely The fixity of womanhood has its own complexity But, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honor Forbids Us To Surrender Freedom

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: One of the Oldest Human Needs Is To Be Needed

“One of the oldest human needs is having someone to wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night.” – Margaret Mead, anthropologist (1901-1978)      

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Above

Rolling on through all these moments of mundanity Realized in all the resplendent lights of our humanity It seems that as it is above it will be the worse below For mortality’s tale is one in which all souls must … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Courage

Bravely into the smoke without much hope they went No time to pause but purposely into needed ascent Above the fold, you’ll find the moments of courage Dignified into the tears cried dripping onto the page Even in these darkest … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Will Always Be Much Error In Politics

“Necessity, especially in politics, often occasions false hopes, false reasonings and a system of measures, correspondently erroneous.”  – Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 35, 1788        

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Thought For the Day: Human Doings Are Messy

“The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.” – John Galsworthy, author, Nobel Laureate (1867-1933)          

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Gestures To Hope

Gestures To Hope by Michael Romani A shadow hangs over the dinner table In a manifestation of what we are capable As our fixation on intolerant ideology Marks the vandalization of our history Peace and good will for a few … Continue reading

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First Principles: Man Without Reason Is Like A Ship Without A Rudder

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” — Thomas Jefferson (1822)        

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