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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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First Principles: The Care of Human Life and Happiness and Not Their Destruction, Is the First and Only Legitimate Object of Good Government

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson (1809)

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First Principles: Honesty Is the First Chapter In the Book of Wisdom

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” – Thomas Jefferson

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First Principles: I Place Economy Among the First and Most Important Virtues and Public Debt As the Greatest Dangers To Be Feared

“I place economy among the first and most important virtues and public debt as the greatest dangers to be feared.” – Thomas Jefferson      

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Having Heard the Warning

Further reflections on my eldest daughter turning 13: Heaving Heard the Warning by Michael Doyle On Saturday night as I kissed you into sleep There was a part of me that wanted to keep This moment forever as a sacred … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Place Economy Among the First and Most Important Virtues and Public Debt As the Greatest Dangers To Be Feared

“I place economy among the first and most important virtues and public debt as the greatest dangers to be feared.” – Thomas Jefferson    

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Nourishing the Spirit

Based in part on Matthew 5:6: Nourishing the Spirit by Michael Doyle Blessed are those who hunger and thirst Putting the ways of righteousness first Sustained as these are in their every day Effected as we are; moving out of … Continue reading

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Reading of Minds

The best and truest magic in the world remains love.  Still all the same, there is even among even those wishing to become astute wizards, a strong desire to be able to read minds… Reading of Minds by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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Pandemic Confronted

On looking slightly back at a day of visitation with two princesses who mean all the world to me and reflection on the current events of our times. Pandemic Confronted by Michael Doyle What a day to roundly irrational In … Continue reading

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Leaped To Conclusions

February 29, 2020.  This day shall live in my personal history as a day like no other. Leaped To Conclusions by Michael Romani Today is a day unlike any other day So many changes have blown my way Today is … Continue reading

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