Tag Archives: Culture

Split the Difference

Split the Differenceby Michael DoyleKicking back with my girls on the holidaysSharing life with them in a million waysWhen we happened on a soulful snip of movieWith a lot of heart that played out groovyThere in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Culture Is the Widening of the Mind and of the Spirit. It Is Never A Narrowing of the Mind Or A Restriction of the Human Spirit Or the Country’s Spirit

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. It is never a narrowing of the mind or a restriction of the human spirit or the country’s spirit.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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Venice – Piazza San Marco

Venice, Italy is one of the beautiful and historical places in the world that we could all use some familiarity.   This is a look at Piazza San Marco. Venice – Piazza San Marco by Michael Doyle Through the Bacino … Continue reading

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Finding the Good

I had a discussion with someone many years ago about why I wanted two princesses to be familiar with the literary classics from which there were derived the 5′ Shelf of Books aka Harvard Classics.  After all, the contention was, … Continue reading

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De Bussy Opening

In a review of what brought about the changes of 20th Century art music, leads to at least one conclusion.  It was Beethoven and then De Bussy to blame…. 😉 De Bussy Opening by Michael Doyle Music like all of … Continue reading

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The Wolf Knows Its Howl

Enforced surveillance and censorship of the creative mind, particularly by oppressive government is nothing short of a crime against humanity. The Wolf Knows Its Howl by Michael Doyle When a writer must be brave To memorize just to save The … Continue reading

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Be the Salt

Based in part on Matthew 5:13: Be the Salt by Michael Doyle The God who was faithful then Will be as faithful now as when When He made Goliath fall Shaking down all the walls The salt of earth made … Continue reading

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Rise of the Common Man

This next in the series on American history expounds on the events of the rise of Jacksonian Democracy which is seen a pivotal as the era of the common man and precipitating the American Civil War. Rise of the Common … Continue reading

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Self Rule Rises

Continuing in a series on American history: Self Rule Rises by Michael Doyle From the High Middle Ages, society had a transformation As Calvin and Luther led the church’s reformation In a faithful take befitting the Bible’s explanation Making these … Continue reading

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