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First Principles: The Spirit of Resistance to Government Is So Valuable On Certain Occasions, That I Wish It To Be Always Kept Alive

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like … Continue reading

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Thrown Away

word prompt is Away Thrown Awayby Michael Doyle Times like these are seasonableWhen life itself feels unreasonableWhat I had wanted to be for the betterSomehow fell apart when together Now it seems taking life day by dayAlone with the feelings … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is A Principle Incorporated Into the Settled Policy of America, That As Peace Is Better Than War, War Is Better Than Tribute

“It is a principle incorporated into the settled policy of America, that as peace is better than war, war is better than tribute.” – James Madison (1816)

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Skandalon

Skandalonby Michael DoyleI won’t take the baitOf living this fateFalling for the offenseOf people speaking through pretenseTriggered into living this trapThinking and feeling the rapHit after hit comes my wayI see it happening day after dayThe pains that are feltIn … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #19: St Patrick’s Day Kiss

Na/GloPoWriMo #19: St Patrick’s Day Kissby Michael DoyleLike a lucky man wondering ifYou’d always beMy lucky charmLiving in a moment’s blissIt was easy to seeAnother kiss could do no harmGotta phone that message inLet it ring true, again and againLong … Continue reading

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In the Sweetness of Money

In the Sweetness of Moneyby Michael DoyleThe band leader says, “One, two..”And the band knows what to doEspecially slick with his brand new shoesFilled as he is with his particular viewsStepping it up to make it betterIn the harmony of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be At War With Your Vices, At Peace With Your Neighbors and Let Every New Year Find You A Better Man

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: We Should Never Despair, Our Situation Before Has Been Unpromising and Has Changed For the Better, So I trust, It Will Again

“We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Become A Child Again At Christmastime

“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Christmas Lights

Christmas Lightsby Michael DoyleLooking out from the heart of the cityIt’s best to take things with humor so wittyAnd to know that children are our possibilityBecause they still see impossible things with claritySanta doesn’t have one child, he has them … Continue reading

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