Tag Archives: Imagination

Keeping Our Truth

Keeping Our Truthby Michael DoyleReaching out in my cognitionHoping that my thoughts and perceptionsMight find a little recognitionAnd from that grow some receptionLiving life under another’s definitionPoints in mockery at the deceptionAs we walk this world in disguiseKeeping our truth … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Universal Peace…Will Never Exist But In the Imaginations of Visionary Philosophers

“A universal peace, it is to be feared, is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts.” – James Madison (1792)

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First Principles: I Hate Deception, Even Where the Imagination Only Is Concerned

“I hate deception, even where the imagination only is concerned.” – George Washington (1779)    

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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … Continue reading

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On Understanding Children’s Literature

A wisely crafted tale invites its reader or listener, young and old, to inquire what good might be learned from the tale. On Understanding Children’s Literature by Michael Doyle The stories we have heard from childhood Are the classics of … Continue reading

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Notions of Landscaping

Continuing in the series on one of my favorite hobbies, photography: Notions of Landscaping by Michael Doyle Still life perfected in the land Just you, the light and what you understand Arriving early, just to stay late Apply your imagination … Continue reading

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A Child of Interesting Conversation

It’s hard for some to listen to a child, dream his or her dreams.  I’m not certain of why.  Maybe because for so many, life in the end can be a be let down?  Not sure and even less certain … Continue reading

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On Robot Autonomy

It’s mind boggling really how science fiction has become so much our reality. On Robot Autonomy by Michael Doyle Stepping from science fiction into reality We find the arrival of robotic autonomy Though the worm hole we do yet go … Continue reading

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Beasts of No Nation

Random thoughts on children confronting war form the basis of this poem. Beasts of No Nation by Michael Doyle In a parliament of owls It’s easy to believe And to keep busy Certain only of the war Dancing now while … Continue reading

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Finding the Good

I had a discussion with someone many years ago about why I wanted two princesses to be familiar with the literary classics from which there were derived the 5′ Shelf of Books aka Harvard Classics.  After all, the contention was, … Continue reading

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