Monthly Archives: April 2021

Na/GloPoWriMo #30: While By Rhyme We Say Goodbye

Na/GloPoWriMo #30: While By Rhyme We Say Goodbyeby Michael DoyleMoving ever towardBy inching forwardIn a sideways slideWhere up tells down to hideLife becomes its hide and seekThough we remain afraid to speakWords we really want to sayThe truths that get … Continue reading

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First Principles: Falsehood of the Tongue Leads To That of the Heart, and In Time Depraves All Its Good Disposition

“Falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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Thought For the Day: If We Don’t Believe In Freedom of Expression For People We Despise, We Don’t Believe In It At All

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #29: From This Side of the Window

Na/GloPoWriMo #29: From This Side of the Windowby Michael DoyleThere was a time as a younger manWhen life excited me as it no longer canThat I would climb up into that buildingA hotel in which bargains were no longer yieldingThe … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Bookstore Is One of the Only Pieces of Evidence We Have That People Are Still Thinking

“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” – Jerry Seinfeld, comedian (b. 29 Apr 1954)

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First Principles: Every Actual State Is Corrupt. Good Men Must Not Obey Laws Too Well.

“Every actual state is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #28: Posing A Serious Question

Na/GloPoWriMo #28: Posing A Serious Questionby Michael Doyle Looking at the increased polarizationNoted as widespread across this nationThere is a serious question to be askedOne for which thinkers are now taskedWhat will it take in educationTo return civility to our … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I May Not Agree With What You Say, But To the Death I will Defend Your Right To Say It

“I may not agree with what you say, but to the death I will defend your right to say it.” -Voltaire (1694-1778)

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First Principles: Newspapers…Serve As Chimneys To Carry Off Noxious Vapors and Smoke

“Newspapers … serve as chimnies to carry off noxious vapors and smoke.” – Thomas Jefferson (1802)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #27: In A Cemetery Obscure

Na/GloPoWriMo #27: In A Cemetery Obscureby Michael DoyleToday’s walkFilled with historyFootsteps fallenIn the silent cemeteryMelancholy and forlornThis modern world Needs some of the ringlornTo realize, everyday is a questHarmless decision pointsLead to the agnosthesiaWords spoken and unspokenHold their forms of … Continue reading

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