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Books Read Throughout Life

Books Read Throughout Lifeby Michael DoyleIn a repeated mantra of lifeIn all the things we have soughtThere is the truth reflectedIn lessons accidentally taughtIn this and all stages of lifeWe find it’s worth another lookTo sit and quietly curl upWith … Continue reading

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From the Perspective of the Rus

From the Perspective of the Rusby Michael DoyleStanding on the shoulders of wisdomBy each step we build separate kingdomsThe Brothers Karamazov built on a grain of wheatThat life comes from death and death is not defeatAll the suffering that we … Continue reading

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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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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … 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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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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Ashes of Daybreak

Maybe it would be better to start this look at Julius Caesar sometime around the Ides of March?  Still… Ashes of Daybreak by Michael Romani Brushes with death lived as life Young Julius pushed on through the strife For every … Continue reading

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