Tag Archives: Known

First Principles: It Is In the Love of One’s Family That Heartfelt Happiness Is Known

“It is in the love of one’s family only that heartfelt happiness is known. By a law of our nature, we cannot be happy without the endearing connections of a family.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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A Pillow’s Talk of Things

The ninth day of Na/GloPoWriMo is based on the lists found in Sei Shonagon’ s The Pillow Talk.  As the hour has grown later than I had hoped and only just recently finished a show along with a late dinner and … 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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Samson V

Continuing the tale in poetic form and based on the Book of Judges: Samson by Michael Romani V Too often living by pleasure and whim Seeing only what is in front of him Yet, still the living God is within … Continue reading

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Good News of Great Joy

Based in part on Luke 8:1-12 : Good News of Great Joy by Michael Romani Mankind cannot but help but glory In thinking on all the Christmas story From ancient tales to Charlie Brown It’s a tale told covering sacred … Continue reading

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The Faith of the Grail

Knight means servant.  In today’s mockery of history, that’s overlooked.  It’s in my heritage.  Certainly, I am flawed as well.  Let’s hope that in the end the things I struggle for are remembered with greater fondness? The Faith of the … Continue reading

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Missing the Mark

Based in part on James 4:17 Missing the Mark by Michael Romani Whoever knows the right things to do And doesn’t do these, like me and you We’re all sinners in our Lord’s eyes And He isn’t one to buy … Continue reading

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First Principle: At Special Times and After Cool, Deliberate Thinking, The Real Voice of the People May Be Known

“It is on great occasions only, and after time has been given for cool and deliberate reflection, that the real voice of the people can be known.” – George Washington, letter to Edward Carrington, 1796      

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First Principles: The Known Propensity of Democracy Is Toward Licentiousness

“The known propensity of a democracy is to licentiousness which the ambitious call, and ignorant believe to be liberty.”  – Fisher Ames, speech in the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 1788  

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 18: Love Revealed

Yesterday’s poetry challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 18 was to take a poem from someone else, flip it upside down in responsive lines and then make it your own.  I don’t spend a lot of time in revision.  But, okay.   … Continue reading

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