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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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Texas 1836

I have always found American history fascinating in all of our legends and tales, tall or not. Texas 1836 by Michael Doyle Texas, Eighteen Hundred Thirty Six Thousands of Americans invited in Finding their place in desert sand and sticks … Continue reading

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Birth of Merlin

Which was your favorite?  King Arthur? Or, Merlin? Birth of Merlin by Michael Doyle In 480 AD, in Britain’s Dark Ages Arthur, Camelot and Merlin rode into its pages Shrouded in the fog of great mystery It’s half lost from … Continue reading

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With the Turning of the Screw

Legend is replete of those who live and die by the sword, all in the name of honor and glory.  It is a noble story. With the Turning of the Screw by Michael Doyle Bitterness born of grief The warrior … Continue reading

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Mathing the COVID-19 Curve

Day 7 of Na/GloPoWriMo!  The target objective? “…a poem based on a news article.” My subject today can be drawn on any number of articles plastered throughout our daily news periodicals to the point it cannot be escaped really.  But, … Continue reading

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The Dark Days of Great War

American History marches on into World War I. The Dark Days of Great War by Michael Doyle Like a thunderstorm in the darkest night The Great War descended in Europe’s sight Suddenly, it seemed that August night All of its … Continue reading

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On Becoming A World Power

American history continues as the United States advanced post Civil War into the early 1900s, our strength grew and with it wisely or unwisely we expanded our foreign policy out into the world with all its challenges good and bad. … Continue reading

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Jamestown Remembered

I had the opportunity as a child to live in Virginia for a time.   There were three cities we visited in some sort of historical triangle:  Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown.  It would not be wrong to believe that viewing … Continue reading

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First Principles: America Should Be A Land of Safe and Agreeable Asylum To the Virtuous and Persecuted, Whatever Nation They May Come From

“I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.” – George Washington      

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Thankful For That Yellow Brick Road

A poem of gratitude # 23 for the songs of my life that feel deeply in my heart: Thankful For That Yellow Brick Road by Michael Romani A pre-winter’s chill is felt to the bone As I sit here thinking … Continue reading

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