Tag Archives: Defeat

Thought For the Day: There Is A Fountain of Youth: It Is Your Mind, Your Talents, the Creativity You Bring To Your Life and the Lives of the People You Love

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age” … Continue reading

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A Dragon Born

A Dragon Bornby Michael DoyleIn the province of Henan, gungfu was bornTo rise to defeat China’s enemies as swornShaolin’s grace side by side with Tai Chi’s schoolBrought honor to their disciples’ ruleA battle head was one of strictly set contestFighting … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Restriction of Free Thought and Free Speech Is the Most Dangerous of All Subversions. It Is the One Un-American Act That Could Easily Defeat Us

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.” – Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

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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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First Principles: History By Apprising Citizens of the Past Will Enable Them To Judge of the Future

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of … Continue reading

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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … Continue reading

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Depths of Despair

How much sadness can one little girl’s heart hold?  More than the number of angels that can dance on the head of an infinite pinhead. Depths of Despair by Michael Doyle In the depths of despair Her life out of … Continue reading

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Consent of the Governed

Continuing in a series of poems about the establishment of our republican form of government and life under the rule of law as set out in our constitution: Consent of the Governed by Michael Doyle The standards are set by … 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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Fragments Beyond Authenticity

In the words of Bob Dylan, the times are indeed a-changin’ Fragments Beyond Authenticity by Michael Doyle In a world less versed in prophecy Caught up in its whirl of hypocrisy The by-word become feigned authenticity And nothing is scarier … Continue reading

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