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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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Hello Echo

Some mysteries are better left under lock and key. Hello Echo by Michael Doyle Deeper than an echo In a wishing well Hidden in the shadow Shivering to its last detail You have to listen To the whispers calling Can … Continue reading

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The Dreamwork of Nightmares

In these dark times when it is so hard to be optimistic, can anyone be blamed for having nightmares?  But what then are these? The Dreamwork of Nightmares by Michael Doyle Even still as we grow and mature We find … Continue reading

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Remonstration

The 28th Day of Na/GloPoWriMo asks for optional prompt of recalling our favorite bedrooms in the manner of our choosing.  Mostly what I remember growing up shouldn’t be. Remonstration by Michael Doyle Looking back without much remonstration I recall how … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss With No Excuse

Two weeks in aka Day 14 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020 and the challenge prompt today is: “to think about your own inspirations and forebears (whether literary or otherwise). Specifically, I challenge you today to write a poem that deals with the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Our Lord Has Written the Promise of Resurrection, Not In Books Alone, But In Every Leaf In Springtime

“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” – Martin Luther    

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On the Importance of True History

How did an intellectual fraud like Howard Zinn become the go to guy for American history in our public schools?   It’s sort of outrageous.   I remember when I was of a different mindset and more open to his … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned As To Revenge

Living well is the best revenge taken.  Forgiveness over anger.  Love instead of indifference, pain or extreme dislike. Lessons Learned As To Revenge by Michael Romani Revenge is our undoing A debt that keeps accruing When really best left alone … Continue reading

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Flash In the Pan

In the hustle and bustle that makes up our busy days so many, perhaps too many people and places come and go and yet these linger in our memories, right? Flash In the Pan by Michael Romani Our hearts thrown … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Stacks of Books From the Past Provide Guidance and Perspective When Viewing the Present World

“The walls of books around me, dense with the past, formed a kind of insulation against the present world and its disasters.”  – Ross Macdonald, novelist (13 Dec 1915-1983)      

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