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The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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Some Times We Can Wait No Longer

Some Times We Can Wait No Longerby Michael DoyleSocrates and Jesus took their last breathsAs each of these were put to their deathsAccused and tried for treason and blasphemyAnd in corrupting the young by truth’s divinityThe noble search and allegiance … Continue reading

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On Understanding Children’s Literature

A wisely crafted tale invites its reader or listener, young and old, to inquire what good might be learned from the tale. On Understanding Children’s Literature by Michael Doyle The stories we have heard from childhood Are the classics of … Continue reading

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An Examination of Novels

When it comes to fiction, there is no greater work of prose than the novel. An Examination of Novels by Michael Doyle A fiction in prose of a certain extent Presented in many ways of palatable content How further might … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Can Cure the Itch of Literature But the Scratching of A Pen

“When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.” – Samuel Lover, songwriter, composer, novelist, and artist (24 Feb 1797-1868) And that precisely will fall more into place for … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Cures the Itch of Literature But the Scratching of A Pen

“When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.” -Samuel Lover, songwriter, composer, novelist, and artist (24 Feb 1797-1868)    

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Misunderstanding Of A Little House

There is a massive campaign to distort historical reality.  It seemingly stops at nothing to turn history on its head to achieve this moment’s agenda.  I believe it cannot be more wrong.  Where possible I attempt to reasonably act against … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Re-Reading Literary Classics Allows A Person To See More Of Themselves Than Before

“When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before”. – Clifton Fadiman, editor and critic (15 May 1904-1999)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Poetry of William Blake

Born on November 28, 1757, William Blake spent his life as a poet, painter and printmaker before passing on August 12, 1827.  Blake has long been considered a seminal figure in the history of modern English poetry and in the … Continue reading

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First Principles – Our Children Should Be Taught Our History

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse … Continue reading

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