Tag Archives: Reason

First Principles: Beware of the Passion That Wrests the Scepter From Reason

“In all very numerous assemblies, of whatever character composed, passion never fails to wrest the sceptre from reason.” – James Madison, Federalist 55    

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Desire At the End of Days

Halloween Poem #12: Desire At the End of Days by Michael Romani At the end of days When evil walks and dragons slay The fallen angels will have the rule In absolute dominion over fools Drink this down with whiskey … Continue reading

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Propagation

Continuing in the series  on survival: Propagation by Michael Romani I pity the poor Mayfly Who have only one day To find their way to a mate Before the day is gone and it’s to late Love it seems can … Continue reading

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To Find Happiness

I think maybe a bit dour… To Find Happiness by Michael Romani I have been fighting to survive From the day I was born Struggling just to stay alive To find happiness and not be forlorn I have walked each … Continue reading

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First Principles: Failing To Pay Attention To the World’s Details Prevents All But A Few From Seeing and Discovering God

“That the discovery of this great truth, which lies so near and obvious to the mind, should be attained to by the reason of so very few, is a sad instance of the stupidity and inattention of men, who, though … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Politicians and Diapers Must Be Changed Often

“Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.” – Mark Twain After watching the debates, I could not agree more.  Impossible promises on one side.  Lack of acknowledgement for failed policies let alone offers of different approaches … Continue reading

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Day From Night

After God said let there be light, He divided day from night… Day From Night by Michael Romani Earth in balance requires adjustment With multiple areas of entrustment But trusting in whom? Man or God? And isn’t it a bit … Continue reading

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Power of the Moon

There is a tidal pull to the moon that is nothing short of miraculous. Power of the Moon by Michael Romani The children must learn The power of the moon Pulled by tides we earn Our keep from the ocean’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (1788)      

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Wolf’s Call Coming

Love and life are becoming increasingly clearer in my mind as part of one and the same.  Without love there is no life, without life there is no love.  And what of this to a man who has been told … Continue reading

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