Tag Archives: Truth

The Truth About Christopher Columbus

The Truth About Christopher Columbus by Michael Romani It was another time, back in 1492 It was a different place with another view When Columbus sailed that ocean’s blue I wonder if he would have if he had had a … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Whispers of Truth

Whispers of Truth by Michael Romani The whispers said I’d find the truth And I’d been an admirer since my youth First question I admit that I had And yes, I know that it’s a little sad Is does the … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Believe

From the moment that I began to think and conceive That there was more to life and began to believe That just maybe there was a little more to live for I found a curious habit of opening up every … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs & Memories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Superficial

Who are they to think they’re more than special Judging others for beauty on the totally superficial Painted faces, graceful walks and slender lines Are not as important as beautiful souls and minds Though not necessarily exclusive nor elusive And … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs & Memories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Facts Are Stubborn Things

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” —John Adams (1770) in ‘Argument in Defense of the Soldiers in the Boston Massacre … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Popular

Many is the misbegotten moments in time When things popular were not for the good And good deeds were mistreated as if a crime With either the populace or the rulers misunderstood But truth, as such, as a way of … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs & Memories | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: Wise Men Struggle For Liberty

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope and pride. 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 … Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Principles: To Have Freedom, You Must Defend It

“The truth is, all might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they ought.” – Samuel Adams, writing as Candidus in The Boston Gazette (October 14, 1771) Other writings by Samuel Adams may be read here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2092Continue reading

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – That to Philosophise Is to Learne How to Die – Montaigne

“Que sçay-je?” “What do I know?” – Montaigne, in an Apology for Raymond Sebond Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne lived from February 28, 1533 through September 13, 1592.   Considered one of the significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, … Continue reading

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Irrelevant

It is irrelevant who might strive to be king If a place of ignorance is all that he will bring To raise the people to their proper height Requires freedom to debate what is right No one man can ever … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs & Memories | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment