Tag Archives: Influence

Daily Prompt – Pebble

In looking through time we see the pebble of consequence Rippled through all the universe in its muted evidence Too often felt like a fork in the road that might confuse In the choice of two more paths on which … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Honorable By Being Necessary For the Public Good

“I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.” – Nathan Hale (1776)    

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Daily Prompt – First

Seems to me at first glance That a lot is left to chance When you study the past You find what didn’t last Wondering how it connects Into the future and directs The paths yet to be Flowing into our … Continue reading

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Chinese Shelf Help

Some say that the change in Chinese away from satire and critique is just the chase of the almighty dollar.  That seems a deficit explanation given the official statements by the Chinese government.  I am no expert.  But, this poem … Continue reading

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Legends Persist

Legends persist throughout our culture.  They always have.  I believe they always will. Legends Persist by Michael Romani Choking on the information age Where everything is instantly all the rage Be it Britney Spears or history The internet is here … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Chiefly Through Books That We Engage With Superior Minds

“It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds.” – William Ellery Channing, clergyman and writer (7 Apr 1780-1842)        

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Thought For the Day: A Teacher Influences Eternity

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Adams, historian and teacher (1838-1918)        

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First Principles: Make Our Wish To Be Useful In Serving Our Nation

“I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.” – Nathan Hale (1776)        

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Thought For the Day: Words Are Action

“For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.” – Ingrid Bengis, writer and teacher (b. 1944)        

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Thought For the Day: Foreign Affairs Do Not Always Conform To Our National Desires

“This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.” – James Reston, journalist (3 Nov 1909-1995 Who would have guessed that at one time the New York Times was actually … Continue reading

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