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Thought For the Day: Our Nation Has Always Sought To Form A More Perfect Union, and Though Not Flawless, It Has Done Better Than Any Other In the History of Mankind

“If you are looking for systemic racism, don’t look in the American story; it can be found in an educational system that has yet to teach true history in its entirety. Our nation has always sought to form a more … Continue reading

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Layers of Emotion

Layers of Emotionby Michael DoyleOur hearts hold feelings deeper than oceansIt’s up to us to manage our own emotionsThe heart of the matter is that hearts matterYet, we must do this or our lives might shatterFeelings are so very hard … Continue reading

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First Principles: Tis Folly In One Nation To Look For Disinterested Favors From Another

“Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the … Continue reading

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In the Precedent of 2020

In the Precedent of 2020by Michael DoyleThere is something setQuietly there in the precedentAn unlikely principle we forgetThat we’d not be without accidentWho it is that we are todayI hope that’s not too flippant to sayThat despite our efforts to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Vilest Form of Self-Abasement and Self-Destruction Is the Subordination of Your Mind To the Mind of Another

“Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it—that no substitute can do your thinking—that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind … Continue reading

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Simply Do Unto Others​

Based in part on Matthew 7: 12: Simply Do Unto Others​ by Michael Doyle In Jesus’ name we give our gratitude Demonstrated in our loving attitude Thankful for His covering and His grace Looking at love given in His embrace … Continue reading

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Connections Made

In looking out toward what others do and say, sometimes I have moments of introspection.  Lately, this has centered and focused on the connections made between a lady I spend hours talking with and feeling so deep.  Not that past … Continue reading

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In Dedication To You

One day I met a really wonderful elf.  As blessings would have it, the person behind that elf was even more wonderfully magical.  Our first conversation started simply.  We discussed the use of wind-lights in SL photography and one thing … Continue reading

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A Side of Forgiveness

Love, life and laughter all take forgiveness to be best lived. A Side of Forgiveness by Michael Romani She smiles as she whispers Speaking directly as to what occurs To her mind when it listens to her heart About the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Gratitude Unlocks the Fullness of Life

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a … Continue reading

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