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First Principles: The Spirit of Resistance To Government Is So Valuable On Certain Occasions, That I Wish It To Be Always Kept Alive

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.” – Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams

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A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts

A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts (Republished for 2020)by Michael Doyle aka Michael Romani I. I have heard it saidThat you can eat ’til you’re fullAnd it’s still not enoughThe excuse to be given“But, it’s Christmas…”And one really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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A Gaelic King

A Gaelic Kingby Michael DoyleIn 700 AD, the Picts and the Gaels divided ScotlandAs if that were something natural to commandNo force on Earth could unite these kingdomsTo think that possible is sheer bedlamThe impossible doesn’t stop hearts from tryingBut … Continue reading

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Giving Love

Love in our fallen world is the calling from our heavenly Father. Giving Love by Michael Doyle Giving love in a world of brokenness Willing and ready in our un-spokenness We would be His hands and feet Giving love patiently … Continue reading

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De Bussy Opening

In a review of what brought about the changes of 20th Century art music, leads to at least one conclusion.  It was Beethoven and then De Bussy to blame…. 😉 De Bussy Opening by Michael Doyle Music like all of … Continue reading

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Swing Around the Circle

Civil War ends and an attempt at racial justice was attempted.  How did things get so completely flawed? Swing Around the Circle by Michael Doyle A country brought to ruin sought salvation From a barren wasteland in need of transformation … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: My Country, Right Or Wrong; If Right, To Be Kept Right; and If Wrong, To Be Set Right

“My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.” –   Carl Schurz In popular culture we only hear that part, “(M)y country, right or wrong”.  This is incorrect.  If our … Continue reading

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Somewhere In A Hobbit’s Town

The whole creative process behind the making of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies and the original tales has and have always fascinated me.  How about you? Somewhere In A Hobbit’s Town by Michael Romani Somewhere in Switzerland … Continue reading

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Counting Blessings

Based in part on Ephesians 1:3 – Counting Blessings by Michael Romani As this new year has begun My eyes focus clearly on the One The One who is all knowing And whose love is ever flowing The ways of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Peace Is Not Kept By Force But Achieved By Understanding

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein    

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