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First Principles: It Will Not Be Denied That Power Is of An Encroaching Nature, and That It Ought To Be Effectually Restrained From Passing the Limits Assigned

“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.”  – James Madison

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Thought For the Day: Do You Wish the World Were Happy? Then Remember Day By Day, Just To Scatter Seeds of Kindness As You Pass Along the Way

“Do you wish the world were happy? / Then remember day by day, / Just to scatter seeds of kindness / As you pass along the way.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, poet (5 Nov 1850-1919)

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Eudaimonia

Eudaimoniaby Michael DoyleAs a matter of virtue and philosophical inquiryAristotle unveiled many a treasured mysterySetting eudaimonia as the telos of human lifeTranslated toward peace and against strifeInvestigations into the dream of pure reasonTurning the colors of each passing seasonThe functionality … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The False Theory of Progress Maintains That We Alter the Test Instead of Trying To Pass the Test

“The false theory of progress maintains that we alter the test instead of trying to pass the test.” – G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

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The Knife Slipped In

The Knife Slipped In by Michael DoyleWith the surrender of human freedomThe therapeutic class becomes a fiefdomEach criminal a victim of circumstanceSimply put they have become marionettes of happenstanceThose meant to help come to equally defendWith the incomes and career … Continue reading

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Dollar Rich (Soul Poor)

Dollar Rich (Soul Poor)by Michael DoyleYou can live life on the stealthHaving unbounded amounts of wealthAnd if you have no one to live forYou may be dollar rich, but you’re still poorYou can own precious gems and artThings that some … Continue reading

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Truth In Gratitude

Truth In Gratitudeby Michael DoyleIt isn’t just a thoughtBut the needed actionActing in rightful gratitudeBrings its satisfactionThankfulness is the beginningOf the truest gratitudeIt’s the fat chance that’s thinningUnless given in the right attitudeStruck as we are on life’s tread millWe … Continue reading

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Christeaster Christians

Christeaster Christiansby Michael DoyleChristeaster ChristiansWithout real meaningTwice a yearFind their way homeChrister ChristiansIn their presence beingBubbled in their tearsFeel lost and aloneMiracles prayed forWithout believingFind their own wayHitting hard without courageThere must be moreDespite the deceivingCan it be felt todayLived … Continue reading

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And Suddenly…

And Suddenly…by Michael DoyleAnd suddenly, I was the guy on the floorThe pain in my chestToo difficult to ignoreThe daughters stood thereIn frozen frames of timeBeing brave despite their fearWould daddy live to share another rhyme?Dear Lord, don’t let me … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #29: From This Side of the Window

Na/GloPoWriMo #29: From This Side of the Windowby Michael DoyleThere was a time as a younger manWhen life excited me as it no longer canThat I would climb up into that buildingA hotel in which bargains were no longer yieldingThe … Continue reading

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