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First Principles: Neither the Wisest Constitution Nor the Wisest Laws Will Secure Liberty and Happiness of A People Whose Manners Are Universally Corrupt

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.” – Samuel Adams    

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Art and the Box Office

Is the art of Broadway or a movie measured by box office or by other standards? Art and the Box Office by Michael Romani It may seem a bit of artifice To say that art isn’t measured by the box … Continue reading

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Power of the Moon

There is a tidal pull to the moon that is nothing short of miraculous. Power of the Moon by Michael Romani The children must learn The power of the moon Pulled by tides we earn Our keep from the ocean’s … Continue reading

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Wolf’s Call Coming

Love and life are becoming increasingly clearer in my mind as part of one and the same.  Without love there is no life, without life there is no love.  And what of this to a man who has been told … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Hearts, Away From Nature, Becomes Hard

“Wherever forests have not been mowed down, wherever the animal is recessed in their quiet protection, wherever the earth is not bereft of four-footed life – that to the white man is an ‘unbroken wilderness.’ But for us there was … Continue reading

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Graveled Voice

I was thinking the other day about another poet not so long ago another poet that I respect telling someone else that my shorter poems are more like rock lyrics.  That probably comes as somewhat of a surprise to some.  … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Wise Rejoice In What They Have and Do Not Grieve For Things Not Had

“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” – Epictetus    

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First Principles: A Wise and Frugal Government Restrains Its Citizens From Harming One Another But Otherwise Leaves Them Free

“A wise and frugal government … shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Created By the Virtue, Public Spirit and Intelligence of Their Citizens

“Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Wisdom Is Out There To Be Thought On and Made Our Own

“All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)    

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