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Thought For the Day: There Is Not Less Wit Nor Less Invention In Applying Rightly A Thought One Finds In A Book, Than In Being the First Author of That Thought

“There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.” -Pierre Bayle, philosopher and writer (1647-1706)

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Thought For the Day: A Writer Is, After All, Only Half His Book. The Other Half Is the Reader and From the Reader the Writer Learns

“A writer is, after all, only half his book. The other half is the reader and from the reader the writer learns.” -P.L. Travers, author (9 Aug 1899-1996)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #6: Setting Fires To Feel Joy

Na/GloPoWriMo #6: Setting Fires To Feel Joyby Michael DoyleI set fires to feel joyIt’s just one of those tricksThat I employ – I ate my twin inside the wombNot being malicious, but…Just to have more elbow roomThey say,.. and maybe … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Tomorrow Is the First Blank Page of A 365-Page Book. Write A Good One.

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Frigate Like A Book To Take Us Lands Away, Nor Any Coursers Like Page of Prancing Poetry

“There is no frigate like a book / To take us lands away, / Nor any coursers like a page / Of prancing poetry.” -Emily Dickinson, poet (10 Dec 1830-1886

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First Principles: Honesty Is the First Chapter In the Book of Wisdom

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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Climbing the Relationship Ladder

Climbing the Relationship Ladderby Michael DoyleWe say hello to initiateHoping that we might appreciateEnough at this first impressionThat it might lead to accessionPressing on simply to exploreCrossing that boundary to something moreWe work at reducing the uncertaintyThough certainly there is … Continue reading

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Grifted

Griftedby Michael DoyleMaybe I’m feeling more griftedIn the depth of your lies shiftedOne day this and the next day thatIt’s not a statement in anger; it’s just factI get that you love to fake and pretendBut were you even my … Continue reading

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Finding the Good

I had a discussion with someone many years ago about why I wanted two princesses to be familiar with the literary classics from which there were derived the 5′ Shelf of Books aka Harvard Classics.  After all, the contention was, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Bible Teaches Us the Way To Be Happy In This World and In the Next

“The Bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. Continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life … Continue reading

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