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Thought For the Day: Death Changes Us, the Living. In the Presence of Death, We Become More Aware of Life

“Death changes us, the living. In the presence of death, we become more aware of life…. It can inspire us to decide what really matters in life–and then to seek it.” – Candy Lightner

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Na/GloPoWriMo #25 Pieces d’Occasion

Na/GloPoWriMo #25:Pieces d’Occasion by Michael DoyleEvery day has its celebrationWhen approached with fascinationGiven with grace and latitudeGrateful to be alive is not a platitudeIn a world spinning the right directionWith enough intimacy to make connectionTo know my daughters are alive … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Word Is Not A Crystal, Transparent and Unchanging; It Is the Skin of Living Thought and Changes From Day To Day As Does the Air Around US

“A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging; it is the skin of living thought and changes from day to day as does the air around us.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., US Supreme Court Justice (8 Mar 1841-1935)

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Thought For the Day: Families – Far More Than Schools – Create Or Inhibit Life Opportunities

“The main barriers to developing effective policies for income and social mobility is fear of honest engagement in the changes in the American family and the consequences it has wrought. … The family is the source of life and growth. … 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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A Cowboy Slips Into Easy

Some of my heroes have been cowboys.  At least one of them was a cowgirl.  My sister.  She’s likely riding the North Back 40 in heaven now looking down on us all and encouraging us to ride through this storm … Continue reading

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Finding Restorative Balance

Lately, though taking quite a hit in my life, I have also found through the good times and lessons given and learned some hints at new approaches for my health and peace.  For that, I will always be eternally grateful. … Continue reading

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Perfect We

A blank verse look at being certain about the uncertain… Perfect We by Michael Romani In a harvest of sentiment I find my predicament How can a man know the future? Some say that you can’t But, then I want … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Thoughts On Reaching 50

A blend of bits of reality mixed with a column that I read: A Woman’s Thoughts On Reaching 50 by Michael Romani At risk and at torment of feeling superficial She looks in the mirror, feeling somehow less special Weight … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Only Change Needed To Our Constitution Is To Dust It Off and Use It As Intended

“I have decided some changes need to be made to our Constitution. Like dusting it off and putting it back to use like it was intended.” – Ryan Fournier        

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