Monthly Archives: October 2020

Darkness Shapes the Hearts

Darkness Shapes the Heartsby Michael DoylePutin sits as another dictator in a lineCertain his autocratic rule is blessed as divineThis has been the slavery of Russia’s serfdomWith brutality reigning supreme in this kingdomFor five thousand years, we’ve known epilepsy As … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Religion Without Magic Any More Than There is Magic Without At Least A Trace of Religion

“There is no religion without magic any more than there is magic without at least a trace of religion. The notion of a supernature exists only for a humanity which attributes supernatural powers to itself and in return ascribes the … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Know No Safe Depository of the Ultimate Power of the Society But the People Themselves

“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: An Election Is Nothing More Than the Advanced Auction of Stolen Goods

 “An election is nothing more than the advanced auction of stolen goods.” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

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First Principles: He Who Permits Himself To Tell A Lie Once, Finds It Much Easier To Do It A Second and A Third Time, Until At Length It Becomes Habitual

“There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual.” – … Continue reading

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God Revealed In the Smallest Details

God Revealed In the Smallest Detailsby Michael DoyleThe eyes might be the windows of the soulBut it’s the little things that elude controlWhere through the lenses of macrophotographyWe become consumed with our use of technologyIt all opens up a new … Continue reading

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First Principles: No Subject Shall Be Restrained…For Worshipping God In the Manner Most Agreeable To the Dictates of His Own Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Life Is Mostly Froth and Bubble, Two Things Stand Like Stone, Kindness In Another’s Trouble, Courage In Your Own

“Life is mostly froth and bubble, / Two things stand like stone, / Kindness in another’s trouble, / Courage in your own.” -Adam Lindsay Gordon, poet (19 Oct 1833-1870)

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Story Book Connection

Story Book Connectionby Michael DoyleWe met in a moment of quiet conversationOur talking led to smiles without hesitationAnd with every further touch I now findYou are the one that will never be left behindTo me there never really was a … Continue reading

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