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Thought For the Day: Nobody Has Ever Measured, Not Even Poets, How Much the Human Heart Can Hold

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the human heart can hold.” -Zelda Fitzgerald, novelist (24 Jul 1900-1948)

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First Principles: It Is Religion and Morality Alone, Which Can Establish the Principles Upon Which Freedom Can Securely Stand

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. … Statesmen may plan and speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone, which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely stand. The only foundation … Continue reading

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A Thinking Plague

A Thinking Plagueby Michael DoylePeeped at through the window my mind’s eyeIt seems to philosophize is to learn to dieThere is to every life an adversary named deathOne that we must fight until our last breathFruitful in our play had … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Measure What Can Be Measured and Make Measurable What Cannot Be Measured

“Measure what can be measured and make measurable what cannot be measured.” – Galileo Galilei

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Thoughts On Dorian Gray, Part II

Thoughts On Dorian Gray, Part II, III and IVby Michael DoyleII.Conjuring tales and hallucinationServe up as the Devil’s illustrationIt’s a triumph of base deceitQuietly play on a foggy London streetToo many things are better left unsaidWhere this an extraordinary sense … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: As to the Evil Which Results From A Censorship, It Is Impossible To Measure It, For It Is Impossible To Tell Where It Ends

 “As to the evil which results from a censorship, it is impossible to measure it, for it is impossible to tell where it ends.” – Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)

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Wishes of Gray (Thoughts On My Birthday)

Wishes of Gray (Thoughts On My Birthday)by Michael DoyleIn all of my wishes of grayToday is just another dayI’m another year olderBut no less the bolderCreated in my confessionIs my long ago connectionThat I’ll never be older than I feelWith … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Measure of A Man’s Real Character Is What He Would Do If He Knew He Would Never Be Found Out

“The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.”– Thomas Babington Macaulay, author and statesman (25 Oct 1800-1859)

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With You On This Day’s Journey

With You On This Day’s Journeyby Michael DoyleIf I were to allow myself to dreamAnd then to make it real as it seemsIt would be this dream of me and youWith all the beauty you bring and doTo live a … Continue reading

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Having Heard the Warning

Further reflections on my eldest daughter turning 13: Heaving Heard the Warning by Michael Doyle On Saturday night as I kissed you into sleep There was a part of me that wanted to keep This moment forever as a sacred … Continue reading

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