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Schweitzer’s Legacy

Schweitzer’s Legacyby Michael DoyleWhat if it wasThat we’re not meant for strifeBut rather, insteadTo live in reverence for life?Would we really needTo argue the unnecessary whyOf who decidedThe creation of the hippopotami?Or, is it quite enoughTo know that we’ve a … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Since When Have We Americans Been Expected To Bow Submissively To Authority and Speak With Awe and Reverence To Those Who Represent Us

“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?” – Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

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In Reverence For Life

In Reverence For Lifeby Michael DoyleFrom out of his humble life and thoughtA reverence for all life was truly soughtDoing his duty to a higher authoritySeeking the best for all of sacred humanityThe human spirit displayed at its bestWhen it … 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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In A Place of Longing

Based in part on Augustine’s Enchiridion: In A Place of Longing by Michael Doyle I suppose there’s no sense in prolonging Stating that the gist of life is belonging The rumor has it that its in what we love And … Continue reading

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Awed By Living

Life is for the living.  Let’s do it well! Awed By Living by Michael Doyle Counting the things of needed gratitude Instead of too often taking an attitude At and of those things of circumstance Forgetting to realize each moment’s … Continue reading

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Metrics of Consideration

I believe that one day we will look back at this time of creativity for the human race and see it as a time of near global renaissance.   Metrics of Consideration by Michael Doyle Tickled with the details of … Continue reading

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Mount Waddington’s Fang

December 11th is International Mountain Day!! So you know.. don’t go fly a kite.. there’s gotta be a kite day right?  Instead maybe either really climb a mountain or dream about doing that? Mount Waddington’s Fang by Michael Romani Extreme … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Look Up to the Stars, Not Down At Your Feet

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist.  Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always … Continue reading

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Seven Points of Beatitude (Sapientia)

Seven Points of Beatitude by Michael Romani As the ghosts of one year floated by to be received In a clarity of slumber of one refusing to be self-deceived I had turned on the television intending to rest a moment … Continue reading

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