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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Compliment That Was Ever Paid Me Was When One Asked Me What I Thought, and Attended To My Answer

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” – Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)

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Thought For the Day: Good Fiction Creates Empathy

“Good fiction creates empathy. A novel takes you somewhere and asks you to look through the eyes of another person, to live another life.” – Barbara Kingsolver, novelist, essayist, and poet (b. 8 Apr 1955)

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Hands Tell the Story

Hands Tell the Storyby Michael DoyleSmooth and sultryThe jazz flautistSmooths out her linesSoothing like a silk mysteryThe jazz flautistBlows our mindsWhile somewhereIn that over thereA man watches a womanWishing he might persevereAnd didn’t know the fearLike only a man in … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Ask, Sir, What Is the Militia? It Is the Whole People. To Disarm the People Is the Best and Most Effectual Way To Enslave Them.

“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason, Speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

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Thought For the Day: The Most Important Discoveries Will Provide Answers To Questions That We Do Not Yet Know How To Ask

“The most important discoveries will provide answers to questions that we do not yet know how to ask and will concern objects we have not yet imagined.” -John N. Bahcall, astrophysicist (30 Dec 1935-2005)  John N. Bahcall is known for … Continue reading

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New Beginning Off Of An Old Ending

There is a tradition at the Short Form Poetry Workshop to work a couple of new poems from the end of famous older poems. This is one of the two written last night: New Beginning Off of An Old Endingby … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Lest I Keep My Complacent Way, I Must Remember Somewhere Out There A Person Died For Me Today. As Long As There Must Be A War, I Ask and I Must Answer; Was I Worth Dying For?

“Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer; was I worth dying for?”- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Na/GloPoWriMo #4: Closed For Renovation

Closed For Renovationby Michael DoyleWith a startled turnLife became the strangeWith a subtle twist of fateSuddenly, plans became small changeLearning how to simply liveOur best moments in isolationAll across our land we wished to giveAs if it was all closed … Continue reading

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Deepest Roots

Deepest Rootsby Michael DoyleCast about with questioning looksThere’s much to be learned from great booksWhen we unlock our dulled hesitationsAnd dare to ask the great questionsAlthough the human spirit is quite flappableIt doesn’t take a lot to realize, we are … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If We Encounter A Man of Rare Intellect, We Should Ask Him What Books He Reads

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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