Tag Archives: Utopia

NaNoWriMo Thoughts

NaNoWriMo Thoughtsby Michael DoyleSince the first cave paintingStories have been written and toldHere now in all of our waitingIs yet another story to be written and soldIt’s a path of thinking and imaginationIn a what if world of machinationAn another … Continue reading

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Rise of the Common Man

This next in the series on American history expounds on the events of the rise of Jacksonian Democracy which is seen a pivotal as the era of the common man and precipitating the American Civil War. Rise of the Common … Continue reading

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Self Rule Rises

Continuing in a series on American history: Self Rule Rises by Michael Doyle From the High Middle Ages, society had a transformation As Calvin and Luther led the church’s reformation In a faithful take befitting the Bible’s explanation Making these … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Nation Taking the Bible As Their Only Law Would Be Obliged In Conscience To Temperance, Frugality, Industry, Justice, Kindness and Charity Toward Mankind and To Piety

“Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; … Continue reading

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Conflict Of Civilizations

There is a conflict in the West that draws down deeper than radical Islam versus West.  It is Leftism versus Tradition.  I think it’s pretty clear which side of this divide I am on. Conflict Of Civilizations by Michael Romani … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Life of Thomas More – William Roper

William Roper was an English lawyer and member of Parliament who also happened to be the son-in-law of Sir Thomas More.  He lived until January 4, 1578.  During his life, he was in a good position to gain insight into … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Locksley Hall – Alfred Tennyson

Based on an Arabic work called Mu’allaqat, in 1835,  Lord Alfred Tennyson wrote himself a dramatic monologue in a set of 97 rhyming couplets.  It is a stream of consciousness work with it’s protagonist caught up in in an interior … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Utopia – Thomas More

Utopia‘s proper title is  De Optimo rei publicae deque nova insula Utopia.  The literal translation of the title is “Of a republic’s best state and of the new island Utopia”.  Its original title was even longer.  It is interesting to … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Utopia

Pragmatic Utopia by Michael Romani I want to live In a mountain Where I can take and give Like a drink from a fountain More of a home And less of a house A pragmatic utopia Brought to life Reshaping … Continue reading

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