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Resolution Brings Harmony

Resolution Brings Harmonyby Michael DoyleTaking a look at the beatitudesTaking each moment given in gratitudeGod blesses the peacemakers as God’s familyNot avoiding or appearing overly sweetlyPeace at any given price is not peaceNor is it conflict’s sweet releaseIt is isn’t … Continue reading

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To Live Beyond the Grave

To Live Beyond the Graveby Michael Doyle There are things I think onThat I wish not to be goneThere are words I have saidThat might help others ahead it’s these things I would saveTo extend these beyond the graveIn hope … Continue reading

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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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