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First Principles: As Parents, We Can Have No Joy, Knowing That This Government Is Not Sufficiently Lasting To Ensure Any Thing Which We May Bequeath To Posterity

“As parents, we can have no joy, knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure any thing which we may bequeath to posterity: And by a plain method of argument, as we are running the next generation into … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #14: Quis ut Deus?

Na/GloPoWriMo #14: Quis ut Deus?by Michael DoyleMay parents had their preferenceBut my life has whispered its reverenceMaybe they meant to play oracle?But like the archangel’s rhetoricalThis name is a bit battle wornAs a soldier speaks on behalf of the forlornAnd … Continue reading

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Effective Communications Competence

Ineffective Communications: Everyone knows that there is a great deal of truth to that adage about the proverbial age gap between parents and children.  Imagine if you would having two budding teenagers – ages 11 and 13 and being 57 … Continue reading

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Promises Meant To Keep

Finally got to watch the redo of The Lion King.  I have to say that I don’t know if it’s the passing of time or what, but, watching this again was just wonderful.  I really enjoyed the show very much. Promises … 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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In A Place of Longing

Based in part on Augustine’s Enchiridion: In A Place of Longing by Michael Doyle I suppose there’s no sense in prolonging Stating that the gist of life is belonging The rumor has it that its in what we love And … Continue reading

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Run of the Mill Hayride Halloween

Halloween Poem #31: Run of the Mill Hayride Halloween by Michael Romani From the first snowflake that fell that day It was a near certainty that the tricks at play Would make every headless horseman see and know That this … Continue reading

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Taking Stock

The Summer of 1969 was a defining moment in the life of America.  The currents that led to it swept away many of the traditions of the past in that season of our discontent. Taking Stock by Michael Romani Bethel, … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Paradoxical When Parents and Teachers Fail To See the Connection Between Learning and Play

“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” – Leo Buscaglia, author (31 Mar 1924-1998)      

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First Principles: Parents Have A Duty To Maintain Children Decently In Accordance With Their Circumstances

“It is the duty of parents to maintain their children decently, and according to their circumstances; to protect them according to the dictates of prudence; and to educate them according to the suggestions of a judicious and zealous regard for … Continue reading

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