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First Principles: I Hope That We Shall Crush In Its Birth the Aristocracy of Our Monied Corporations Which Dare Already To Challenge Our Government To A Trial of Strength and Bid Defiance To the Laws of Our Country

“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” – Thomas Jefferson

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She Seemed Familiar

The challenge was to write a poem similar to a haiku that had an element of irony.   What in life these days is not ironic? She Seemed Familiar by Michael Doyle She seemed familiar Until we started talking We … Continue reading

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Tribalisms of Empathy

Society’s kindness has gone markedly down as we tend to polarize and communicate online via social media more.   It’s sort of sparking a lot of interest, particularly in these times of social isolation,  in getting folks to begin dialoging … Continue reading

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Like Mercury Colliding

It’s day 16 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo, 2020!   What’s the challenge you ask? “…to write a poem of over-the-top compliments. Pick a person, place, or thing you love, and praise it in the most effusive way you can. Go for broke … Continue reading

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A Nation In Need of Unity

In the last of this series, American history continues through the present: A Nation In Need of Unity by Michael Doyle George H. Bush struggled under Reagan’s shadow With his pedigree and skills he led well as most know It … Continue reading

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Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday 2020)

Na/GloPoWriMo 2020, Day 5 is Palm Sunday! Challenging, really challenging prompt today.  20 separate components: “Our (optional) prompt for today is one that we have used in past years, but which I love to come back to, because it so … Continue reading

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Cursed Fate

Once upon a not so long ago, even words spoken could get you accused of all sorts of things.   Now it’s a new sort of dogma that we have to conform to or pay a wicked price.  Funny isn’t … Continue reading

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Collect Call

In humble gratitude, I offer this poem for those moments we feel most challenged in trying to understand the necessary balance of things as a poem of thankfulness #10: Collect Call by Michael Romani It’s moments like these When I’m … Continue reading

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Beating the Odds

Life’s will to survive is a remarkable story. Beating the Odds by Michael Romani Heat of day and cold of night The Great Dying came with a fright Two Hundred Fifty years ago Nearly all life died as you might … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Ultimate Measure of A Person Is Where He or Stands At Times of Challenge and Controversy

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.    

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