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To Find A Friend

The world is a sometimes scary place, particularly when it comes to the heart, isn’t it? To Find A Friend by Michael Doyle To find a friend In this friendless world Toward this end I lay fetal and curled Is … Continue reading

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Prayer For Courage

Poem Number Six in a series on a retelling of a classic werewolf tale: Prayer For Courage by Michael Doyle Look deep – is it a surprise? Do you see the beast in my eyes God knows that I wish … Continue reading

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To Yet Be Wiser Than Yesterday

I can only wish, right?  We can only wish?  Well.. maybe some wishes do come true? To Yet Be Wiser Than Yesterday by Michael Doyle A held tongue leaves time to think Observing those things to be observed These often … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Must Study Politics and War That My Children May Have Liberty To Study Math and Philosophy

“The Science of Government it is my Duty to study, more than all other Sciences: the Art of Legislation and Administration and Negotiation, out to take Place, indeed to exclude in a manner all other arts. I must study Politicks … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Have Sworn On the Alter of God Eternal Hostility Against Every Form of Tyranny Over the Mind of Man

“I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” – Thomas Jefferson, in Letter To Benjamin Rush (September 23, 1800)    

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Happy Mother’s Day, Too

My ex-wife could never gracefully receive a present.  Not just from me but from our daughters, they tell me.  Still, despite all, there is one gift I would yet give her on this day particularly after the reminders received over … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: One of the Basic Rules of the Universe Is That Nothing Is Perfect. Without Imperfection, Neither You Nor I Would Exist

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” ― Stephen Hawking      

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Thought For the Day: I Don’t Need Time. What I Need Is A Deadline.

“I don’t need time. What I need is a deadline.” – Duke Ellington, jazz pianist, composer, and conductor (29 Apr 1899-1974)    

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Cross Shaped of An Imperfect Heart

On the ninth day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020, the optional prompt is to “write a “concrete” poem – a poem in which the lines and words are organized to take a shape that reflects in some way the theme of the … Continue reading

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It Came As It Did

First Friday and third day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020.  Today’s prompt is to create a word bank based on 10 key words and then not necessarily using all but keeping in mind an effort to echo the rhymes for these until … Continue reading

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