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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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Swing Around the Circle

Civil War ends and an attempt at racial justice was attempted.  How did things get so completely flawed? Swing Around the Circle by Michael Doyle A country brought to ruin sought salvation From a barren wasteland in need of transformation … Continue reading

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First Principles: In the Struggle For Liberty, Be Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To know the Worst and To Provide For It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth – and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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Alchemy of Words

Words are such powerful things – especially when you’re not finding the right ones… Alchemy of Words by Michael Romani Standing just before the threshold Hand to heart then hand to ground At peace as each journey unfolds I reverently … Continue reading

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Approached Threshold

When you approach sacred places and times and spaces do you appreciate the transformative moment you are in? Approached Threhold by Michael Romani Growing up in the present age We are encouraged to seek after sages Seeking our shifts in … Continue reading

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Flickring Twitters of Instagram Moments

Social media.. boon or bane? It’s hard to say.  At this present moment, it seems that the greater the tools to meet and greet our fellow humanity embraced in our chosen moments, conversely we are losing some of sense of … Continue reading

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Like Sand Becomes A Pearl

On December 7, 1941, the then Japanese Empire attacked America killing some 2,400 people and bringing the US into World War II.  Today is remembered in the US as National Pearl Harbor Day of Remembrance.   Like Sand Becomes A … Continue reading

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Darkness Quenches Light

Halloween Poem #18 Darkness Quenches Light by Michael Romani Among the demons there is history Some might strangely call it legacy Where troubled hearts are in need of friends And if you’re safe, it just depends Quintessential in the rarified … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

The Summer of 1969 was a defining moment in the life of America.  The currents that led to it swept away many of the traditions of the past in that season of our discontent. Taking Stock by Michael Romani Bethel, … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Are Apt To Close Our Eyes Against Painful Truth That Is Capable of Transforming Us Into Beasts

“We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry (1775)    

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