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First Principles: Our Contest Is Not Only Whether We…Shall Be Free, But Whether There Shall Be Left To Mankind An Asylum On Earth For Civil and Religious Liberty

“Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.” – Samuel Adams, in Speech at the State … Continue reading

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When Children Speak

When our children speak, we should listen.  We never know what we might learn?  If nothing else how they see the world.  And I can think of no greater gift than understanding the world through the eyes and hearts of … Continue reading

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It’s No Mystery

A thought that occurred to me over and over as I drove through Amish Country yesterday: It’s No Mystery by Michael Doyle Every day that we get to live We have to give what we can give To show that … Continue reading

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Pinkerton Lawman

The Pinkertons became the crux of what became the Secret Service.  Their storied history is often looked these days. Pinkerton Lawman by Michael Doyle A snake isn’t hard to find In the what that’s left behind When you flip over … Continue reading

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Implausibly Transformative

In dreaming the impossible Dream, the man from La Mancha sallied forth to defeat his quests and earn the love of his lady fair.   Or umm something like that…. Part II of Part I of the book summed up … Continue reading

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Silence Is Our Reply

What was once thought the end is but the beginning and all the words make no difference when silence is our final reply. Silence Is our Reply by Michael Doyle In the black and white of integration There is a … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Think of All the Beauty Still Left Around You and Be Happy

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” – Anne Frank    

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Second Sight of the Garden of Earthly Delight

Day 6 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The prompt is to write an ekphrastic poem based on Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delight.  I elected to take the point of view of the artist or perhaps someone who is familiar with the … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned As To Revenge

Living well is the best revenge taken.  Forgiveness over anger.  Love instead of indifference, pain or extreme dislike. Lessons Learned As To Revenge by Michael Romani Revenge is our undoing A debt that keeps accruing When really best left alone … Continue reading

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For Those Beneath

Today is National Wreaths Across America Day, December 21, 2019… please remember in your thoughts and prayers, those who gave all that we might live free.   Thank you! For Those Beneath by Michael Romani Sharing a bottle of mental … Continue reading

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