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To Angie (At Age 15)

To Angie (At Age 15)by Michael DoyleSince the day you entered the worldWith longish locks and fists uncurledI have stood amazed and maybe dotedAs I looked into your heart devotedAs it was and still in angelic senseArmed with a smile … Continue reading

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First Principles: He Who Permits Himself To Tell A Lie Once, Finds It…Becomes Habitual

“There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time, till at length it becomes habitual.” – … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Great Man Is He Who, In the Midst of the World, Keeps With Perfect Sweetness the Independence of Solitude

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion, it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the world, keeps with perfect sweetness the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: One Day Work Is Hard, and Another Day It Is Easy; But If I Had Waited For Inspiration I Am Afraid I Should Have Done Nothing

“One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Live In A World In Which We Need To Share Responsibility…There Are Those Who See the Need and Respond. I Consider Those People My Heroes

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I … Continue reading

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First Principles: Nothing Is Easier Than Spending Public Money. It Does Not Appear To Belong To Anybody. The Temptation Is Overwhelming To Bestow It On Somebody.

“Nothing is easier than spending public money. It does not appear to belong to anybody. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody.” – President Calvin Coolidge (1873-1933)

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Thought For the Day: Take Away the Heritage of A People and They Are Easily Destroyed

“Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed.” – Karl Marx Large protest at Jefferson High School; another group topples Washington statue on Sandy Blvd. | kgw.com

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The Importance of Keeping Our History

The Importance of Keeping Our Historyby Michael DoyleMoving back the veil of mysteryWe remember the truths of historyTelling the truth as truth is meantAnd so providing the roots of our governmentFramed within moments of vivid reflectionTo take us back to … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #15: Played Cards

Na/GloPoWriMo #15: Played Cardsby Michael DoyleMaybe it seems insistentTo be so persistentIn finding time an illusionWhile we all seek our absolutionOur veins beg for transfusionCued as it were by life’s confusionDespite being a fancy dancerAnd at moments, a romancerWe all … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Second Office of This Government Is Honorable and Easy, the First Is But A Splendid Misery

“The second office of this government is honorable & easy, the first is but a splendid misery.” – Thomas Jefferson (1797)

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