Tag Archives: Bound

First Principles: Wherever Law Ends, Tyranny Begins

“The difference betwixt a king and a tyrant to consist only in this, that one makes the laws the bounds of his power, and the good of the public, the end of government; the other makes all give way to … Continue reading

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Righting My Wrong Direction

A little something from my notes taken during yesterday’s sermon: Righting My Wrong Direction by Michael Doyle No longer living in the wrong direction I’m seeking God’s love and true connection Returning the fullness of love that God has given … Continue reading

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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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First Principles: All of Mankind Are Equally Bound By the Laws of the Creator To Do No Injury To Our Neighbors

“In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator. They are imprinted by the finger of God on the heart of man. Thou … Continue reading

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Tilting Mental Windmills

On bad days, I awake wondering if maybe Don Quixote wasn’t on to something in his belief of pursuing impossible dreams.  Other days, I dare to dream these. Tilting Mental Windmills by Michael Romani Captured frames from your window Map … Continue reading

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First Principles: Whoever Seeks To Set One Group of Americans Against Another, Seeks To Degrade All

“We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions-bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt     … Continue reading

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Resurrection (The Monster’s Lament)

Halloween Poem #10: Resurrection (The Monster’s Lament) by Michael Romani I cannot speak in denial Though my very soul is on trial Looking back on all of my days Sometimes unspeakable in my ways There are so many things I … Continue reading

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Be True

The Bard said and we’ve all felt it.  The Bible says it too.  Truth shall set us free, right? Be True by Michael Romani There is a secret to life Where we persist through strife That is to always be … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Founders of America Intended Women To Have A Full and Co-Equal Voice In Our Government

“If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” – Abigail Adams Oddly, it’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: Matters of Belief Are Between A Person’s Soul and God

“Religion is ‘twixt God and my own soul, Nor saint, nor sage, can boundless thought control.” – Judith Sargent Murray    

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