Tag Archives: War

The Truth of the Present

It’s so easy to believe these are the bad ole days as modern day snake oil salesmen tell us of how horrible things are and that they’re bound to get worse.   But is that true?  Or, is the doom … Continue reading

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Kyrielle of Empowerment

The Milkwood Poem A Day #10 is the Kyrielle.  The word prompt for day 10 is ‘element’. “Kyrielle is a French form inspired by a Christian devotional tradition, the Kyrie.” “Like that call-and-response liturgical form, the kyrielle poem has a … Continue reading

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First Principles: Slavery Was Introduced Into United States By England and Prevented From Abolishing It During Colonial Days

“He [King George III] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Returning Hate For Hate Only Multiples Hate

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Only Way To Win A War Is To Prevent It

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” – George Marshall, US Army Chief, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Nobel laureate (31 Dec 1880-1959)    

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First Principles: We Cannot Count On Moderation Or Hope To Quell the Ambitions of Others

“Let us recollect that peace or war will not always be left to our option; that however moderate or unambitious we may be, we cannot count upon the moderation, or hope to extinguish the ambition of others.” – Alexander Hamilton … Continue reading

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At the Margins

Life at the margins… At The Margins by Michael Romani Fear and death tremble at the margins And here I am always shopping for bargains In the end will I have wished I’d done more To bring more love and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Peace Is Better Than War; War Is Better than Tribute

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” – James Madison (1816)      

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Shoreline Conditions

Part IV of the story of the fall of legendary Troy: Shoreline Conditions by Michael Romani All the terms and conditions In even the earliest renditions Speak of two lovers washed on a shoreline Hand in hand, impervious to their … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Only Way To Win A War Is To Prevent The War

“The only way human beings can win a war is to prevent it.” – George Marshall, US Army Chief, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Nobel laureate (31 Dec 1880-1959)    

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