Tag Archives: Illusion

First Principles: Depending On the Favor of Another Nation Is Illusory

“There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favours from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” – George Washington (1796)    

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Wordplay In Homographic

Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 14’s challenge is to use words that sound or look alike or are always confused for one another.  This took quite some doing in that I have used this twice this year and was out of ideas.  Still…. … 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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Unknown Knowns Shown

Sometimes it takes a blind man to see… Unknown Knowns Shown by Michael Romani Disrupting life’s tranquility In the search for equality We find we’ve died over And over in the attempt to discover A way past life’s confusion Confronting … Continue reading

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Echo Chambers of Disbelief

Beware the monsters under our beds.. but worse still are the monsters just behind the veneer we casually wear…. Echo Chambers of Disbelief by Michael Romani In a thousand seedy places There are monsters behind faces Playing cleverly as saying … Continue reading

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Secular Ideal

To hear the communists and socialists tell it the 20th Century must have been the advent of civilization as they and the secularists strove to drive God out of the public square and it was sheer coincidence that it was … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Fascism Is What Comes After Communism Is Proved An Illusion

“Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion.” – FA Hayak      

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Extra Little Something

Isn’t it funny how it’s usually the little things that make up our memories and bring up to the magic that is truly in Christmas? Extra Little Something by Michael Romani It’s there in all the things we take up … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Graver Error Than To Rest Our Nation On Favors From Other Nations

“There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favors from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796     … Continue reading

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Shadows On A Cavern Wall

Maybe Plato’s Republic still speaks to us today? Shadows On A Cavern Wall by Michael Romani Tantalizingly close to greatness The politicians cannot escape this That life has grown to seem pointless When truth is swept away and society.. … meets its … Continue reading

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