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Thought For the Day: The Budget Should Be Balanced, the Treasury Should Be Refilled, Public Debt Should Be Reduced… Lest Rome Become Bankrupt

“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again … Continue reading

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For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the Worldby Michael DoyleSpeaking across the latitude of agesComes the noble language of sagesTouching each soul as each an individualComprehended as fully as we are capableEternal questions fill up our needAs we learn and grow as … Continue reading

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The Fall of Constantinople

Though largely symbolic, the fall of Constantinople brought ruin to a significant part of Europe by the hand of the Ottoman Empire on May 29, 1453, after  siege of less than two months. The Fall of Constantinople by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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Ashes of Daybreak

Maybe it would be better to start this look at Julius Caesar sometime around the Ides of March?  Still… Ashes of Daybreak by Michael Romani Brushes with death lived as life Young Julius pushed on through the strife For every … Continue reading

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Shifting Dice

Shifting Dice by Michael Romani What exactly is behind the roll? Is it fate or probability? Belief in what controls Often shapes our reality To say that it depends on the nice Is to really not be very precise Roman … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Dryden – All For Love, Act III

It is said that Mark Antony offered Cæsar his crown at Rome on February 15, 44 B. C. We have previously discussed the life and legacy of English poet and playwright, John Dryden.  We have also discussed All For Love.  This … Continue reading

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Time Spent With The Harvard Classics: Tacitus – Germania

Born in approximately 56 AD, the Roman senator and historian, Tacitus wrote on historical subjects before his death in 120 AD.  The surviving portions of his two major works The Annals and The Histories examine the reigns of the Roman Emperors Tiberius, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Keats – Eve of St Agnes

Born on October 31, 1795, the English Romantic poet, John Keats, was among the main poets of the Romantic Era.  Initially, during his lifetime his poetry was not well received among critics.  But, by the end of the 19th century, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Pliny’s Letters

This was to be blogged yesterday.  Unfortunately, sometimes not feeling well gets the better of me.  I chose sleep over blogging.  Okay, truth be told, my body did.  I had duly set an alarm.  Better living through chemicals and a … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Virgil’s The Aeneid, Book 5

Due pressing time to get to other events that are necessities tonight such as visiting with my eldest daughter after her first canoe trip, let me suffice this to say we have discussed Virgil and The Aeneid previously. The Aendeid, … Continue reading

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