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Thought For the Day: There Is No Development Without Effort and Effort Means Work

”All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.“ – Calvin Coolidge    

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The Dark Days of Great War

American History marches on into World War I. The Dark Days of Great War by Michael Doyle Like a thunderstorm in the darkest night The Great War descended in Europe’s sight Suddenly, it seemed that August night All of its … Continue reading

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A House Divided

The worse war America has ever fought was the war against ourselves, the American Civil War. A House Divided by Michael Doyle Lincoln’s inaugural was an attempt at reconciliation The mystic chords of memory were bonds of affection The siege … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: When A Person Has Done Their Duty To Their People and Country, They Can Rest In Peace

“Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Socialism Proposes No Adequate Substitute For the Motive of Enlightened Selfishness Which Is the Basis of All Labor, Effort, Enterprise and Activity

“Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that today is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity.” – William Howard Taft (1857-1930)      

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Thought For the Day: Realize That True Happiness Lies Within You

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. … Continue reading

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What Is Art?

I was sitting on a swing in a virtual world and thinking on how beautiful the build was that had been designed to evoke and memorialize my dead family members and close friends who had died before their time and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Excellence Is Not An Accident; It Results From High Intention

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” – Aristotle    

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Cultivating Kindness III

The Lord shows His kindness is His Yes, His No and His Wait.  All things that happen, happen with purpose.  It’s important in our growing to consider this perspective no matter how personally unsettling things get or are. Cultivating Kindness … Continue reading

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Webster’s Calling

At one time, Noah Webster called for a unifying national language of American English.  On learning that the English were buying his dictionary, he decided instead it was a better thing to recognize that English is English with more in … Continue reading

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