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Thought For the Day: What A Child Doesn’t Receive He Can Seldom Later Give

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.” -P.D. James (Phyllis Dorothy James), novelist (3 Aug 1920-2014)

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Thought For the Day: Everybody Knows That the Family Is the Bedrock of Any Society

“Everybody knows that the family is the bedrock of any society because it is in the family that the child learns how to be — how to be cultivated, how to be mannerly, how to have values. And if we … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Book, Once It Is Printed and Published, Becomes Individual

“A book, once it is printed and published, becomes individual. It is by its publication as decisively severed from its author as in parturition a child is cut off from its parent. The book “means” thereafter, perforce, — both grammatically … Continue reading

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Inseparable

Inseparableby Michael DoyleA black orphanGrown to be an honest intellectualChild of the Jim Crow SouthHe sought after what’s effectualEmancipation is what makes America uniqueThe 1619 ProjectIs one of breathtaking ignoranceSlavery does notAnd did not bring prosperityAnd the fight against this … Continue reading

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To See the World Again

To See the World Againby Michael DoyleTo see the world through new eyesIt might help me to again realizeThe splendors too often taken for grantedBy those of us whose views are slantedLights like stars seem to aboundAs life loses its … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Virgin Will Be With Child and Will Give Birth To A Son, and They Will Call Him Immanuel – Which Means, “God With Us”

“The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” — which means, “God with us.”– Matthew 1:23 (New International Version)

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Always Time For A Story

Always Time For A Storyby Michael DoyleQuietly sitting on the pewThere in one sense, familyWearing our brother’s coatAnd in this, draped in povertyKeeping warm on Christmas nightAll for the sake of spirits brightKept a flicker in swaddling clothesAs only as … Continue reading

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Into the Season

Into the Seasonby Michael DoyleChristmas cards start to flowInto the season we love and knowNo matter the changes the comeThere is glory in this kingdomTis the season of mercy mildWhile angelic hosts proclaim the childWho was born in the of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Happy, Happy Christmas, That Can Win Us Back To the Delusions of Childish Days

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: I Want To See How the Story Turns Out

“One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter — who was a child at the time — asked me, “Daddy, why are you writing so fast?” And I replied, “Because I want to see how the … Continue reading

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