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The Rise and Fall of Boethius

The Rise and Fall of Boethiusby Michael DoyleGraven images are made and meant to saveWhen Christianity met Plato’s caveOffering more than shadows on the wallA philosophical bend had come to callChrist was both the Father and the SonJoined with Wisdom … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: As We Dismiss Our Creator From Our Public Spaces, As We Exchange Love and Meaning For Crass Materialism, We Exchange A Culture of Life For A Culture of Death

“As we dismiss our Creator from our public spaces, as we exchange love and meaning for crass materialism, we exchange a culture of life for a culture of death. And by doing so, we put the future of our nation … Continue reading

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Covid and the Constitution

Covid and the Constitutionby Michael DoyleVoices arrayed together against an institutionOut of control of the reining in by the ConstitutionChecks and balances swept away along with our rightsStill, we ride forward like beleaguered knightsStay at home orders meant for communicable … Continue reading

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First Principles:

“Whoever Would Overthrow the Liberty of A Nation Must Begin By Subduing the Freeness of Speech” – Benjamin Franklin

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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Theatrical Dawg Bones Thrown

However much the director whines that he’s only got 2 1/2 hours to present his hip hop distortions of American history and however much he manages to make his errors rhyme and dance match the music’s time, I don’t appreciate … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Through Blood, Sweat and Tears, Americans Did More Than Any Other Nation To Bring A Swift End To Slavery

“Through blood, sweat, and tears, Americans did more than any nation ever had to bring a swift end to slavery,” – Thomas Krannawitter, creator of many civics study programs/clubs including the10-month program titled “Tragedy & Triumph: The Story of Slavery … Continue reading

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Wild Winds

As mentioned before, it is birthday weekend for a very sweet daughter whose gentle spirit and artistic ways make me a better man in every way.  I am so proud to be her father.  I thought it might be, and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Declaration of Independence Is the Ring-Bolt To the Chain of Our Nation’s Destiny…the Principles Contained In That Instrument Are Saving Principles

 “I have said that the Declaration of Independence is the ring-bolt to the chain of your nation’s destiny. … The principles contained in that instrument are saving principles.” – Frederick Douglass          

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In What We Do

Allegiance made, let us live our lives in accord with our beliefs.  This poem is based in part on John 16:33: In What We Do by Michael Doyle In Christ, we find our peace While the world has its tribulation … Continue reading

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