Tag Archives: Easy

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

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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)

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Thought For the Day | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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)

Posted in First Principles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Twinkle In Your Eyes

The Twinkle In Your Eyesby Michael DoyleLooking into the twinkle in your eyesTruth is told simply without any alibisI love the way you hold me close at nightAnd even closer with the morning’s lightTwo hearts learning to beat as our … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Poems | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Birthday Week

A Birthday Weekby Michael DoyleSolid as it is with just a look2020 was a hard one for the history booksBut, as those pages have turnedThere was one thing that I have learnedMy love was born a Libra on her scaleAnd … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment