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First Principles: Let Each Citizen Remember At the Moment They Are Offering Their Vote … They Are Executing One of the Most Solemn Trusts In Human Society For Which They are Accountable to God and Country

“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he … Continue reading

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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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Awed By Living

Life is for the living.  Let’s do it well! Awed By Living by Michael Doyle Counting the things of needed gratitude Instead of too often taking an attitude At and of those things of circumstance Forgetting to realize each moment’s … Continue reading

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The Way of Swords

A warrior knows the  ways of war.  It’s that fighting soul so often missing in these times. The Way of Swords by Michael Doyle The way of swords Knows its own destiny Like an apple sliced and cored It is … Continue reading

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Holding Hands With the Sun

Falling in love with art is an intimate construction within ourselves expressed both outwardly and inwardly. Holding Hands With the Sun by Michael Doyle An experience of the narrative Doodles swirled in declarative Filling out the feels An imaginative look … Continue reading

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Gifts From the Heart

Day 20 of Na/GloPoWriMo, 2020!  2/3rds of the way through this year’s event.  The optional prompt is to “write a poem about a handmade or homemade gift that you have received“. Gifts From the Heart by Michael Doyle Since divorce … Continue reading

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At the Speed of Light (Embrace the Blur)

In this pandemic, I am not especially getting a lot of outside time, right?  But, I am sort of reviewing photography fundamentals.   Anyone else studying anything or reviewing anything while a whole lot of inactivity is going on? At … Continue reading

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It Came As It Did

First Friday and third day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020.  Today’s prompt is to create a word bank based on 10 key words and then not necessarily using all but keeping in mind an effort to echo the rhymes for these until … Continue reading

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I of the Camera

It’s the first official day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020! So what’s the prompt, right? “… a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only … Continue reading

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Rise of the Common Man

This next in the series on American history expounds on the events of the rise of Jacksonian Democracy which is seen a pivotal as the era of the common man and precipitating the American Civil War. Rise of the Common … Continue reading

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