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For Bill of Rights Day

For Bill of Rights Dayby Michael DoyleTo embark on teaching history of the pastEngages us with the things that lastThe best way of doing this of courseIs to teach things right from the sourceBefore going further, let me just sayHappy … Continue reading

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A Haiku of Math and Music

Precisely that times three in a tiny peek into the curious relationship between music and math.  Yes, don’t remind me.  I have often tried to deny this as not so very much so…. A Haiku of Math and Music by … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws, To Be Just, Must Give A Reciprocation of Right. Without This, They Are Mere Arbitrary Rules of Conduct

“We lay it down as a fundamental, that laws, to be just, must give a reciprocation of right; that, without this, they are mere arbitrary rules of conduct, founded in force, and not in conscience.” – Thomas Jefferson (1782)   … Continue reading

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Antebellum Blues

It’s true that there’s a lot more to the Southern side of the story than I’ll cover in this poem.  But, with respect to American history, I would be amiss if I failed to cover this. Antebellum Blues by Michael … Continue reading

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Commit Freedom To Memory

Yesterday, December 15, 2019, was Bill of Rights Day!  I was semi-astonished when I didn’t find anyone making reference to this.   I was busily recovering from a long walk without a coat taken on Saturday.   By the way, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Our Appropriations Should Equal Our Legislative Promises

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” – James Madison (1790) … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Ways and Means Needed By Our Government Must Equal Appropriations Hand In Hand

“There is not a more important and fundamental principle in legislation, than that the ways and means ought always to face the public engagements; that our appropriations should ever go hand in hand with our promises.” – James Madison (1790) … Continue reading

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The Gentleness In Us

Based in part on Philippians 4:5: The Gentleness In Us by Michael Romani The Wizard announced his greatness Dorothy responded with her meekness Not a cowering bit of quiver But with the strength to make evil shiver This thing we … Continue reading

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On The Importance of Love

Heard a wonderful sermon today based on: 1 Corinthians 13 New International Version (NIV) 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. … Continue reading

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