Tag Archives: Necessity

Twelve Hands of Humility

In a spirit of gratitude toward all the good that surrounds my life with grace, poem #8 for this season: Twelve Hands of Humility by Michael Romani There are 12 hands on the clock of humility Each having its own … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Standard of Gold

There are a lot of reasons to have gratitude toward things learned and passed on through the generations and a lot to be learned and then go on to grow into our own future.  This is a sixth poem in … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Government Is Founded On the Necessities of Our Nature and the Unchangeable Will of God

“Government is founded not on force, as was the theory of Hobbes; nor on compact, as was the theory of Locke and of the revolution of 1688; nor on property, as was the assertion of Harrington. It springs from the … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: It Is Not From Benevolence But Self Interest That We Get Our Dinner From the Butcher, Brewer and Baker

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.” – Adam Smith    

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Transcendent Healing

Isn’t it charming that so much of reaching inner connection is characterized as mindfulness when truly the path to reach the soul is to quiet that mind and breath in the soul.  Don’t ask me yet to explain quite what … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Truth of Journey

Life is often a little of little matters that make up the journey along the way: Truth of Journey by Michael Romani Sing me a song from the days of olden When life was laughter and so golden Candlelight burns … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thought For the Day: The Argument of Tyrants Is the Necessity Behind Infringing Human Freedom

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt, British prime minister (28 May 1759-1806)    

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jungled Twist

Another swing at the Jungle Book has been taken.  First poem based on that movie is done and posted below. Jungled Twist by Michael Romani There is something in this reality A certain truth about fragility That the jungle twists … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: If Mankind Were Angels, There Would Be No Need For Government

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” – James Madison            

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: The Necessity of Any Government Is A Misfortune

“It has been said that all Government is an evil. It would be more proper to say that the necessity of any Government is a misfortune.”  – James Madison, 1833      

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment