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Thought For the Day: One Cannot Be Deeply Responsive To the World Without Being Saddened Very Often

“One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.” – Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and author (23 Mar 1900-1980)

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A Father’s Love

A Father’s Loveby Michael DoyleA young girl hurtsWith the soul of a womanWhy doesn’t anyone understandA father listens, alert -Doing the best that he canSilently, he offers his handShe dries her eyesWhile he simply listensTo the questions on her mindHe … Continue reading

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There You Are, It’s Spoken

There You Are, It’s Spokenby Michael DoyleOh, it’s a messy messIf only the truthYou would confessA shake of a handUsed to be the bondSincerity, we could understandBut when you pretendSnaking aroundAs if it’s something you can defendWhy you stalk and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Religion In A Family Is At Once Its Brightest Ornament and Its Best Security

“Religion in a Family is at once its brightest Ornament & its best Security.” – Samuel Adams, letter to Thomas Wells, 1780

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Once There Was A Beginning

Once There Was A Beginningby Michael DoyleOnce there was a beginningWhere two could end up winningA smile shared on a sunny dayYou really shook my blues awayYour two lips were surely meant for kissingAnd now here we are caught in … Continue reading

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Once Too Many Times

Once Too Many Timesby Michael DoyleYou there, who do so wrongIt’s me here, telling you that you don’t belongPointing at your mistake with my fingerThat is, until, I notice the smell lingersAnd it is myself who is wickedStinking in my … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Once In Our World, A Stable Had Something In It That Was Bigger Than Our Whole World

“Once in our world, a stable had something in it that was bigger than our whole world.” – C.S. Lewis 

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First Principles: Once A Republic Is Corrupted, There Is No Possibility of Remedying Any of the Growing Evils But By Removing the Corruption and Restoring Its Lost Principles; Every Other Correction Is Either Useless Or A New Evil

” When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.” – Thomas … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Prepare For the Worst. We Can Die Here But Once

“Let us prepare for the worst. We can die here but once.” – Abraham Clark

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Thought For the Day: Good Books Don’t Give Up All Their Secrets At Once

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.” -Stephen King, novelist (b. 21 Sep 1947)

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