Tag Archives: Ability

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)

Elephants Mourn Their Dead (Happy the Elephant)by Michael DoyleNo freedom, no libertyNo right to fundamental dignityHappy the Elephant pays the costAnd the decision it seems is lostThere will be no sanctuaryPersonhood has been denied capacityRegardless of intelligence, elephants are thingsSubstantially … Continue reading

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Scaling the New Heights of the Dawn Wall

(Scaling the New Heights of the) Dawn Wallby Michael DoyleIn the dawn of winterWe scaled the face of the wallLearning to never pause in winterWe rose above Yosemite’s fallCapturing the dreams of our own storyFinding the way through until the … Continue reading

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Galatian Credibility

Galatian Credibilityby Michael DoyleIn our leadership and our abilityTo lead is limited to our credibilityThis is something important to knowIf we are are to keep our ability to growCalled to lead in our capacityCalled to display this sensibilityIntegrity is the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Peace Is Not the Absence of Conflict; It Is the Ability To Handle Conflict By Peaceful Means

“Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan

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Thought For the Day: The Easter Egg Symbolizes Our Ability To Break Out of the Hardened, Protective Shell We’ve Surrounded Ourselves With

“The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with.”– Siobhan Shaw

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Thought For the Day: A Judge Has A Duty To Decide Cases Based Solely On the Law…Empathy Should Not Play A Role In A Judge’s Consideration of A Case

“A judge has a duty to decide cases based solely on the law … [T]o the extent that empathy is defined as one’s ability to share what another person is feeling from the other person’s point of reference, empathy should … Continue reading

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Lessons From Alcestis

Lessons From Alcestisby Michael DoyleAlcestis was the fairest of daughtersMuch beloved by Pelias, her fatherSo too loved by her husband, AdmetusAnd of her son, the warrior EumelusFearing that death might come to soonMade Admetus err in bringing love to ruinFor … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Science Is More Than A Body of Knowledge; It is a Way of Thinking…When the People Have Lost the Ability to Knowledgably Question Those In Authority….

“Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virtues of Men Are of More Consequence To Society Than Their Abilities

“The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head.” – Noah Webster (1788)

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Thought For the Day: I Can Scarcely Contemplate A Greater Calamity That Could Befall This Country, Than Be Loaded With A Debt Exceeding Their Ability Ever to Discharge

“I can scarcely contemplate a greater calamity that could befall this country, than be loaded with a debt exceeding their ability ever to discharge. If this be a just remark, it is unwise and improvident to vest in the general … Continue reading

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