Tag Archives: Birthday

A Birthday Week

A Birthday Weekby Michael DoyleSolid as it is with just a look2020 was a hard one for the history booksBut, as those pages have turnedThere was one thing that I have learnedMy love was born a Libra on her scaleAnd … Continue reading

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First Principles: Is It Not That the Declaration of Independence First Organized the Social Compact On the Foundation of the Redeemer’s Mission Upon Earth? – That It Laid the Cornerstone of Human Government On the First Precepts of Christianity

“Is it not that in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior? – that it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it … Continue reading

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Life Taken By Slice

Life is filled with events that beg for good photographs that capture their essence.  Next in the series on photography and photograph composition. Life Taken By Slice by Michael Doyle Birthdays, weddings and holidays Special occasions in a million ways … 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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First Principles: Many Observe Christ’s Birthday; Few Follow His Precepts

“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!” – Benjamin Franklin  

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Missing You On Thanksgiving Day

In memory of my sister, Michele.  One of the most cherished parts of my life. I didn’t miss your birthday this year I just silently did my best to hide my tears Stumbled on your photos this day This thanksgiving … Continue reading

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When It’s Gone

My Plan B poem for the poetry month event.  It wasn’t necessarily meant to be the poem dealing with the passage of time.  But then, as the words flowed, it’s exactly about that isn’t it? When It’s Gone by Michael … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Should Better Follow the Commandments Than the Holidays

“How many observe Christ’s birth-day! How few, his precepts! O! ’tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.” – Benjamin Franklin (1743)    

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Missed Your Eleventh

Sometimes, things are not in a person’s control.  Every attempt has been made to do the right thing and still it turns out so very wrong. Missed Your Eleventh by Michael Romani I sit on the couch alone Wishing my … Continue reading

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Birthday Thoughts 2017

Birthday Thoughts 2017 by Michael Romani It is just before the hour of nine And I have a quiet moment to call mine The princesses are now fast asleep And I’ve a moment to think that I’ll keep Earlier in … Continue reading

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