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Sonic Gems: Miles Davis – Live Evil

Released on November 17, 1971, Live Evil is a mix of live and studio recordings by American Jazz musician Miles Davis.  Part of this album consisted of edited, lengthy jams in a Fusion/ jazz-rock style from a concert at the Cellar … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Progress of Geology – Charles Lyell

Sir Charles Lyell lived from November 14, 1797 to February 22, 1875 and was a Scottish geologist who popularized the work of James Hutton.  His best known work The Progress of Geology presented uniformitarianism.  This is the theory that the … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ruin of Many Nations Comes Through Unjust Favoritism

“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice … Continue reading

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First Principles: Moral Relativism Is A Quagmire of Moral Confusion

“If the people are capable of understanding, seeing and feeling the differences between true and false, right and wrong, virtue and vice, to what better principle can the friends of mankind apply than to the sense of this difference?” –John … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Thackeray – Jonathan Swift

Interestingly, despite multiple searches, I came up empty on additional material about this essay written by Thackeray pertaining to Jonathan Swift. I will say that the essay was deemed sufficient to include it in the Harvard Classics and that it … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Risky

A message for two princesses: It’s a risky business this forest we call life Filled with wonder and filled with strife But if you keep the path, I think you’ll find It’s better to step forward than be left behind … Continue reading

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Burn It Down

Burn It Down by Michael Romani Trying to figure out What happens next Life lived with doubt Following dots that no longer connect It’s who I am, they say It will never again be right Swimming upstream just to get … Continue reading

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First Principles: Before A Standing Army Can Rule, the People Must Be Disarmed

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are … Continue reading

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First Principles: Republics Are Lost When Flattery Is Favored Over Truth

“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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The Answer

This morning’s sermon was based on Acts 10:34-43. The Answer by Michael Romani In this world so filled with vile There is an answer to reconcile While we fight against that dark cancer We can know that Jesus is the … Continue reading

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