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Wall of Ego

Wall of Egoby Michael DoyleSelf righteous PhariseesAre often truth’s worst enemiesIn looking down on others, you miss the skiesSelf-deceived by our prideful, lying eyesMissing the mark of God, in favor of meBelieving myself the pilot of my lifeI mistake my … Continue reading

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Somehow Clinging

Somehow Clinging by Michael Doyle Slipped halfway down The edge of the rabbit hole The Cheshire Cat in his crown Ripped apart his soul Seeking to find a path through To the center of the maze Somewhere between half to … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 1: Distorted Images

Na/GloPoWriMo* Day 1: Distorted Imagesby Michael DoyleI’ve learned in lifeTo keep each distortionThat brings me strifeIn their due proportionSeeing as clear as possibleDoing what I can to be capableTo do away with what’s improbableAnd live my best life as inescapableLooking … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Are Certain Primary Truths, Or First Principles, On Which All Subsequent Reasoning Must Depend

“In disquisitions of every kind there are certain primary truths, or first principles, upon which all subsequent reasoning must depend.” – Alexander Hamilton (1788)

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Keeping Our Truth

Keeping Our Truthby Michael DoyleReaching out in my cognitionHoping that my thoughts and perceptionsMight find a little recognitionAnd from that grow some receptionLiving life under another’s definitionPoints in mockery at the deceptionAs we walk this world in disguiseKeeping our truth … Continue reading

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First Principles: Where There Is No Law, There Is No Liberty

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)    

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Thought For the Day: The Propagandist’s Purpose Is To Make One Set of People Forget That Certain Other Sets of People Are Human

“The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” – Aldous Huxley, novelist (26 Jul 1894-1963) Perhaps all of America and the world needs to learn from this that the … Continue reading

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In Your Silent Reply

Is silence really the best answer at times? I am not so certain of this. In Your Silent Reply by Michael Doyle Haunted by all the dreams Filled with the dramatic scenes Wondering what it is to find All the … Continue reading

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In Our Persistence

A fascinating presentation on cognition and how we’re all allegedly living in some sort of a shared hallucination that we call reality, led to this… In Our Persistence by Michael Doyle As I sit there listening My neurons sparkling and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Deserves the Name of Law But that Which Is Certain and Universal In Its Operation On All the Members of the Community

“Where there is no law, there is no liberty; and nothing deserves the name of law but that which is certain and universal in its operation upon all the members of the community.” – Benjamin Rush (1788)    

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