Tag Archives: Attention

Empty Jar

Empty Jarby Michael DoyleIt’s an empty jar that we fillGiven the many choices of our free willIt’s best to live with full intentionLooking back, we’ll see what’s had our attentionThis jar of ours, might just shatterIf we fill it with … Continue reading

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First Principles: Judges, Therefore Should Be Always Men of Learning and Experience In the Laws, of Exemplary Morals, Great Patience, Calmness, Coolness and Attention

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or … Continue reading

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On Understanding Children’s Literature

A wisely crafted tale invites its reader or listener, young and old, to inquire what good might be learned from the tale. On Understanding Children’s Literature by Michael Doyle The stories we have heard from childhood Are the classics of … Continue reading

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Pranking Into Vandalism

Started watching a show about a prankster who at least appears from the first episode to have been maybe framed.  I say seems and maybe because I fell asleep.  Woke up at the start of the second episode.  Still think … Continue reading

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Today and Always

Six months ago today, I met my love dressed in the guise of an elf with a high interest in photography, kindness in her heart, beauty in her soul, endowed with a laugh that woke the core of my soul … Continue reading

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On Being Eleventeen

My youngest daughter turns 11 tomorrow.   She’s brilliant, witty, charming in her own ways and has a bright future ahead of her.  Yes.  I am a very proud father of both of my princesses.   The only kingdom I … Continue reading

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Reading of Minds

The best and truest magic in the world remains love.  Still all the same, there is even among even those wishing to become astute wizards, a strong desire to be able to read minds… Reading of Minds by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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On Perspective and Horizon

A second look at photographic composition: On Perspective and Horizon by Michael Doyle A good clean background Focuses the attention When aptly found These photos are worthy of retention Layered photographs have their place But cleaner is best to embrace … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … Continue reading

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Making Pictures

Probably the most important part of photography beyond having a camera and then taking photos as you luck into photos that just innately make sense to you as you click and shoot is how to compose those photos into that … Continue reading

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