Tag Archives: Pretense

An Elegy To Common Sense

Poem A Day #11 is to be an elegy.  The word prompt is ‘black hole’. Milkwood’s definition of elegy is limited to the following.  I would argue that the person who wrote the notecard needs to revisit this.  I have … Continue reading

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Surviving the Ride

From Socrates to Rush’s Neil Pert to observance of every day life, we all learn one thing fairly early on, conform or be cast out. Surviving the Ride by Michael Romani Time and again, it’s the same story All sorts … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Either A United People Or We Are Not

“We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all matters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are … Continue reading

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Cut To the Quick

Life has its moments, doesn’t it? Some of the worse are when we get in a fight with someone we love dearly, right?  Wrote most of this last night.  Today, we quickly made up. Thinking that I wish I were … Continue reading

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On Objectivity No. 2

The recent encounter between CNN reporter Acosta and the Presidential Press Secretary Sanders is only one of many contemporary signs that objectivity and professionalism of the press has gone by the way side.  My response to this and the nearly … Continue reading

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First Principles: Do Not Be Defeated By False Politeness, Effected Delicacy Or Feigned Decency

“Be not intimidated … nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice.” -John Adams … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Fact

It’s a natural born fact That it’s more than an act Manufactured news isn’t new Yet, it misleads me and you Propaganda is misery’s tool Destined to create a land of fools When alleged facts make no sense It’s up … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Neighbor

Rumors have it that to have good neighbors, depends on good fences I believe these rumors to be at the very best really bad pretenses To the best of my recollection of the life I’ve lived in experience Is that … Continue reading

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