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Awkward Silence Felt

Does anyone else ever get into routines?  I suppose there is good and bad to these things. Awkward Silence Felt by Michael Doyle The awkward silence between Feels down, dirty and mean In pop culture’s references We’re coming down to … Continue reading

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First Principles: In A Public Life, A Man Whose Political Principles Have Any Decided Character and…Energy…To Give Them Effect Must Expect Political Hostility

“I suppose, indeed, that in public life, a man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles.” – Thomas Jefferson … Continue reading

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In Your Silent Reply

Is silence really the best answer at times? I am not so certain of this. In Your Silent Reply by Michael Doyle Haunted by all the dreams Filled with the dramatic scenes Wondering what it is to find All the … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is By Rendering Justice To Other Nations That We Can Expect It From Them

“It is by rendering justice to other nations that we can expect it from them.” – James Monroe (1823) Annual Message to Congress      

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The Veil Falls

That first sight.  You heart either implodes into the chemistry of it all.  Or, you sink into yourself and wonder at the missing spark.  Still, what an amazing concept to be resting in words alone and faith that true love … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Be A Yardstick of Quality

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs    

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First Principles: Christianity Was the Religion of the Founders of the Republic and They Expected It To Remain the Religion of Their Descendants

“Had the people, during the Revolution, had a suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity, that Revolution would have been strangled in its cradle… In this age, there can be no substitute for Christianity… That was the religion of … Continue reading

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First Principles: Congress Consists Mainly of Attorneys Who Question Everything, Yield Nothing & Talk By the Hour

“If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send 150 lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, & talk by the hour? That 150 … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Weak Cannot Be Built Up By Pulling Down the Strong

“Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.” – Calvin Coolidge    

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First Principles: Inhabitants of A Vast Continent Will Hold Different Opinions While Being United In Common Objective Sustained By Common Principles

“While men inhabiting different parts of this vast continent cannot be expected to hold the same opinions, they can unite in a common objective and sustain common principles.” – Franklin Pierce    

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