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Thought For the Day: Good Books Don’t Give Up All Their Secrets At Once

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” -Stephen King, novelist (b. 21 Sep 1947)

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First Principles: The Reading of All Good Books Is Like A Conversation With the Finest Minds of Past Centuries

“The Reading of All Good Books Is Like A Conversation With the Finest Minds of Past Centuries.” – Rene Descartes

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Thought For the Day: It Was Books That Taught Me That the Things That Tormented Me Were the Very Things That Connected Me

“You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the … Continue reading

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To Find Peace

So many movies and books predict nothing but darkness and gloom in our future.   Maybe that’s easy enough to understand with the fact that we so often seek force rather than reason to overcome past and present hurts.  But, maybe … Continue reading

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Brand Me

Watched a Ted Talk with my princesses on branding. Brand Me by Michael Doyle Thinking back on life Through all of the joy and strife There has been one question Held back with some hesitation What then is my story? … Continue reading

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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … Continue reading

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Pranking Into Vandalism

Started watching a show about a prankster who at least appears from the first episode to have been maybe framed.  I say seems and maybe because I fell asleep.  Woke up at the start of the second episode.  Still think … 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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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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