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Thought For the Day: Genuine Morality Is Preserved Only In the School of Adversity

“It may here be justly said, that genuine morality is preserved only in the school of adversity, and a state of continuous prosperity may easily prove a quicksand to virtue.” – Friedrich Schiller    

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First Principles A Bible, Newspaper and Good Schooling Are the Principal Supports of Virtue, Morality and Civil Liberty

“A Bible and a newspaper in every house, a good school in every district–all studied and appreciated as they merit–are the principal support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty“ – Benjamin Franklin    

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … Continue reading

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When It’s Gone

My Plan B poem for the poetry month event.  It wasn’t necessarily meant to be the poem dealing with the passage of time.  But then, as the words flowed, it’s exactly about that isn’t it? When It’s Gone by Michael … Continue reading

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Two Shakes

The warning was felt lingering in the air… Two Shakes by Michael Romani Two shakes Rattle snakes Warning’s in the air Tick tock Says the clock And soon the time’s not there Mirrored wall Cracked in awe Pride takes its … Continue reading

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To Harvest the Wind: School Daze

Part I in a series under development: To Harvest the Wind: School Daze by Michael Romani I. A breeze touches the savanna grass As the tribesmen dance in a pass Harvesting corn; some barely living This harsh life can be … Continue reading

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Patience In Action

I suppose that every creative thinker knows this.  Maybe we all do? Patience In Action by Michael Romani Rodin says that patience is action I do believe I see this satisfaction No matter what direction that I turn It’s there … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Enroll

As the hot fire burned in the woodstove just behind Curly found himself yawning, drifting in his mind To his first days there at the old desert school When Pa had taken him for learning his rules It seemed like … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Educate

Creeping up slowly, quiet as a mouse And there before my startled eyes Very much to my stunned surprise I saw A Murder At the Old School House

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Thought of the Day: Happiness Is the Key

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They … Continue reading

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