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Thought For the Day: Mental Toughness Is the Ability To Accept the Fact That You’re Human and That You’re Going To Make Mistakes…And You Don’t Let Your Mistakes…Keep You From Doing the Very Best That You Can

“…(D)o you know what mental toughness is? Well, mental toughness is the ability to accept the fact that you’re human and that you’re going to make mistakes – lots of ’em – all your life. And some of them are … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Whole Aim of Practical Politics Is To Keep the Populace Alarmed (and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety) By Menacing It With An Endless Series of Hobgoblins, All of Them Imaginary

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #15: In A Family’s Way

Na/GloPoWriMo #15: In A Family’s Wayby Michael DoyleI really need to buy an easy chairIf I am to keep the family flairEating summer sausage on cheesed squareReading news and pontificating without a careThat is if I am to live my … Continue reading

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Schweitzer’s Legacy

Schweitzer’s Legacyby Michael DoyleWhat if it wasThat we’re not meant for strifeBut rather, insteadTo live in reverence for life?Would we really needTo argue the unnecessary whyOf who decidedThe creation of the hippopotami?Or, is it quite enoughTo know that we’ve a … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Do Not Anticipate Trouble or Worry About Things What May Never Happen. Keep In the Sunlight

“Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.”― Benjamin Franklin

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Split the Difference

Split the Differenceby Michael DoyleKicking back with my girls on the holidaysSharing life with them in a million waysWhen we happened on a soulful snip of movieWith a lot of heart that played out groovyThere in the middle of a … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Aim of Every Political Constitution Is, Or Ought To Be, First To Obtain For Rulers Men Who Possess Most Wisdom To Discern and Most Virtue To Pursue the Common Good of the Society

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to … Continue reading

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Shoreline Levee Abstraction

Shoreline Levee Abstractionby Michael DoyleWithout the world’s imposed inhibitionsYou find life without so many limitationsWaiting for you below the surface, we keepThe sands of time as these start to seepPouring through our hands as these flowIs a new depth for … Continue reading

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The Way You Love Me

The Way You Love Meby Michael DoyleLook another beautiful placeBut none compares to your faceI love looking into your eyesI guess that’s no real surpriseYour beauty came without warningHow I’d want you each morningAnd I can’t do without your loveIt’s … Continue reading

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When Tomorrow Comes Your Day

When Tomorrow Comes Your Dayby Michael DoyleWrapped up in the depths of your soulAs we talk along our evening’s strollI see my heroes inside your heartEasily seeing what sets you apartYour words as you touch me deepWhisper you are who … Continue reading

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