Monthly Archives: April 2021

Na/GloPoWriMo #12: No More Sense Than the Ancient Mariner

Na/GloPoWriMo #12: No More Sense Than the Ancient Mariner by Michael Doyle The river grew as it pushed Outward with its rich sediment Yet still, in this modern age, mankind Though too often willfully blind Fancies itself some sort of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Liberty Is Not A Means To A Higher Political End. It Is the Highest Political End.

“Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is the highest political end.” – Lord Acton (1834-1902)

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First Principles: Liberty Can Have Nothing To Fear From the Judiciary Alone, But Would Have Everything To Fear From Its Union With Either of the Other Departments

“Liberty can have nothing to fear from the judiciary alone, but would have everything to fear from its union with either of the other departments.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #11: Letters From Father To Daughter

Na/GloPoWriMo #11: Letters From Father To Daughterby Michael DoyleDearest Daughter,I didn’t know I would be a fatherWhen I took the chances that I didAnd I’ve always tried to keep it hidI see your eyes of confusionBetween truth and illusionAnd, yes, … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Do Not Feel Obliged To Believe That the Same God Who Has Endowed Us With Sense, Reason and Intellect Has Intended Us To Forgo Their Use

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” – Galileo Galilei, physicist and astronomer (1564-1642)

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Thought For the Day: Kindness Is More Important Than Wisdom, and the Recognition of This Is the Beginning of Wisdom

“Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.” – Theodore Rubin, psychiatrist and writer (11 Apr 1923-2019)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #10: On Bended Knee

Na/GloPoWriMo #10: On Bended Kneeby Michael DoyleThere much stronger in its placeHidden behind such a pretty faceIs a heart that beats stronger yetAnd a love that I will never forgetThough my heart is oft a deceiverI am blessed that you … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If Liberty Means Anything At All, It Means the Right To Tell People What They Do Not Want To Hear

 “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell (1903-1950)

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First Amendment: The People Are Not To Be Disarmed of Their Weapons. They Are Left In Full Possession of Them.

“The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.” – Zacharia Johnson (1788)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #9: The Covid Vaccination To Do List

Na/GloPoWriMo #9: The Covid Vaccination To Do Listby Michael DoyleIt’s spreading outAcross this nationI’ve had my doubtsBut, time for the second vaccinationThat then is list oneAnd now that it is doneIt’s time for second upSince I’ve drunk this winning cupAfter … Continue reading

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