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Thought For the Day: To Be Ignorant of What Occurred Before You Were Born Is To Remain Always A Child

“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” – … Continue reading

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Currents of the Riptide

Currents of the Riptideby Michael DoyleOn the tip of the continent’s ledgeI stand and touch the water’s edgeIn the memory of those who came beforeAnd will never surf any moreThe rides that they once soughtAll of the battles that they … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: This Triangle of Truism, Father, Mother, and Child, Cannot Be Destroyed; It Can Only Destroy Those Civilizations Which Disregard It

“This triangle of truisms, of father, mother and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.” – G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

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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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