Tag Archives: Observation

First Principles: Our Fight For Liberty Is the Cause of All Mankind

“It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.” – Benjamin Franklin, letter to Samuel Cooper, 1777        

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Of Love and Loss

R.I.P. Donald Hall, poet Of Love and Loss by Michael Romani Sharing a moment of barnyard credibility The poet defended ordinary language and sensibility As the irresistible fodder of interpretation His poet’s life as much his journey as his destination … Continue reading

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First Principles: Too Often Opponents Seek Advantage In Being Loud and Bitter

“To judge from the conduct of the opposite parties, we shall be led to conclude that they will mutually hope to evince the justness of their opinions, and to increase the number of their converts by the loudness of the … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Congregate

In my life, I have seen many come to congregate Waiting with bated breath as it fascinates That only a handful gather to pursue wisdom While ignorance more often rules the kingdom It seems we need a smattering of deeper … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Work of Science Has Nothing To Do With Consensus

“The work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Saintly

I have spent a lot of time in life trying to learn to be saintly Book after book, look after look, time passes and still it ain’t me Words upon words some said and some left in my head Examples … Continue reading

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Caving In

Caving In by Michael Romani Looking around Sometimes it seems That what we’ve found Is far less than our dreams Heaven is caving in It’s a sinkhole That we’re living in Spiraling out of control Served up On hot plates … Continue reading

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