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The Clock Keeps Ticking

The Clock Keeps Tickingby Michael DoyleFrom that pristine sense of momentWhen we come out of the wombThe clock starts tickingWith all its joy and tormentWe become the life in the roomMaking things happen through our kickingIt is in building the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Is So Difficult As Not Deceiving Oneself

“Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Essential To the Establishment of Manners In State Than All Persons Employed In Places of Power and Trust Must Be Men of Unexceptional Characters

“Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters.” – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

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Thought For the Day: Never Give In, Except To Convictions of Honor and Good Sense

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Is More Desirable Than To Be Released From An Affliction, But Nothing Is More Frightening Than To Be Divested of A Crutch

“Nothing is more desirable than to be released from an affliction, but nothing is more frightening than to be divested of a crutch.” – James Baldwin (1924-1987)

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First Principles: Nothing Is More Certain Than That A General Profligacy and Corruption of Manners Make A People Ripe For Destruction

“Nothing is more certain than that a general profligacy and corruption of manners make a people ripe for destruction. A good form of government may hold the rotten materials together for some time, but beyond a certain pitch, even the … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Offer Nothing More Than Simple Facts, Plain Arguments, and Common Sense

“I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense.” Thomas Paine, in Common Sense

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Na/GloPoWriMo #3: Words That Sound Good

Words That Sound Goodby Michael DoyleThere is a bit of something That is eloquently rapped into nothingThat there are words that just sound goodAnd go together well like they shouldIt’s a bit of the simplicity That is found inside the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Nothing Is Less Productive Than To Make More Efficient What Should Not Be Done At All

“Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all.” – Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

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Carnival of Ordinary Love

Carnival of Ordinary Loveby Michael DoyleI guess you could say That I’m nothing extraordinaryThat my life has been livedLike a carnival of the ordinaryAlways keeping my eye on the prizeThat had yet to be wonA life lived with no alibisUntil … Continue reading

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