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First Principles: To Listen Well Is As Powerful A Means of Communication and Influence As To Talk Well

“To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.” ­– John Marshall

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Things Remembered

Things Rememberedby Michael DoyleDespite the well of star-crossed tearsHaving had been ponded through the yearsOf one thing, I have certainly foundThat there are enough words to be chased aroundOne thing proven is the swollen sure chanceInvolved in each moment lived … Continue reading

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In His Faithfulness

Based in part on Romans 6:   In His Faithfulness by Michael Doyle For all our fears and all of our doubt The Lord will guard us faithfully Established as guard that we might work out That the Lord has … Continue reading

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First Principles: If Individuals Be Not Influenced By Moral Principles; It Is In Vain To Look For Public Virtue

“If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a … Continue reading

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Specter of A Well Aimed Gun

Between the chase scenes, I believe science fiction grapples on some of humanity’s biggest questions.  Do you? Specter of A Well Aimed Gun by Michael Doyle Specters of a gun take aim Innocent of the perceptions slain Fooled by the … Continue reading

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Blowing Down the Walls

Based in part on 2 Corinthians 2:14-16: Blowing Down the Walls by Michael Doyle Blown away by righteousness and grace Profound joy takes down all my walls Mercy has taken me to this place I have found my peace in … Continue reading

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First Principles: As Long As Marriage Exists, Knowledge, Property and Influence Will Accumulate In Families

“As long as Property exists, it will accumulate in Individuals and Families. As long as Marriage exists, Knowledge, Property and Influence will accumulate in Families.” – John Adams, in Letter to Abigail Adams  (July 17, 1775)      

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Dr. Seuss With No Excuse

Two weeks in aka Day 14 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020 and the challenge prompt today is: “to think about your own inspirations and forebears (whether literary or otherwise). Specifically, I challenge you today to write a poem that deals with the … Continue reading

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Be the Salt

Based in part on Matthew 5:13: Be the Salt by Michael Doyle The God who was faithful then Will be as faithful now as when When He made Goliath fall Shaking down all the walls The salt of earth made … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Cannot Be Too Careful In Excluding Foreign Influence In Our Republic

“Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.” – Alexander Hamilton (1793)        

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