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First Principles: The Press Is Impotent When It Abandons Itself To Falsehood

“But the fact being once established, that the press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood, I leave to others to restore it to its strength, by recalling it within the pale of truth.” – Thomas Jefferson (1805)

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First Principles: No Experiment Can Be More Interesting Than That We Are Now Trying, And Which We Trust Will End In Establishing the Fact, That Man May Be Governed By Reason and Truth

“No experiment can be more interesting than that we are now trying, and which we trust will end in establishing the fact, that man may be governed by reason and truth. Our first object should therefore be, to leave open … Continue reading

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Empty Jar

Empty Jarby Michael DoyleIt’s an empty jar that we fillGiven the many choices of our free willIt’s best to live with full intentionLooking back, we’ll see what’s had our attentionThis jar of ours, might just shatterIf we fill it with … Continue reading

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What Is Jeopardy?

What Is Jeopardy?by Michael DoyleIt’s a strange thing, pop culture’s popularityI, among the many, revered moments of JeopardyPredictably catchy theme played on hesitationAs each of us hoped we just might have the questionThat matched the answer showing up on the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Thoughts

NaNoWriMo Thoughtsby Michael DoyleSince the first cave paintingStories have been written and toldHere now in all of our waitingIs yet another story to be written and soldIt’s a path of thinking and imaginationIn a what if world of machinationAn another … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Vilest Form of Self-Abasement and Self-Destruction Is the Subordination of Your Mind To the Mind of Another

“Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it—that no substitute can do your thinking—that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind … Continue reading

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Learning To Do the Math

2nd poem from the work shop: Learning To Do Math by Michael Doyle She spoke eloquently of her calculations While I sat mystified; musing on the math That is found in music and in so much art Wondering how it … Continue reading

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Unique Just Means Alone

They say no man is an island.  Perhaps for some of us, it would be better if we were. Unique Just Means Alone by Michael Doyle I guess it doesn’t matter if it’s deserved That special designation that’s been reserved … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share

Based in part on Exodus 20:17: The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share by Michael Doyle It’s hard to be content in comparison Always measuring yourself on what is done By others when your race is your own Only to be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is A Capital Mistake To Theorize Before One Has Data

“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” – Arthur Conan Doyle, physician and writer (22 May 1859-1930)      

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