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First Principles: History By Apprising Citizens of the Past Will Enable Them To Judge of the Future; It Will Avail Them of the Experience of Other Times and Other Nations

“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of … Continue reading

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River Rain

River Rainby Michael DoyleAs a gift from the CreatorThe rain fills into the riverBringing new life just begunWith a toss of dice, it’s wonLike a raindrop fills the creekWords become love we dare to speakSpilling out like a timeless riverInto … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: We Are Social Creatures To the Inmost Center of Our Being

“We are social creatures to the inmost center of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.” -Karl Popper, philosopher and … Continue reading

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Rituals

Ritualsby Michael DoyleRitualsTaken in sequenceProtect us from harmVisuals Seemingly in coincidenceHave their illustrious charmsEvery step takenTo shake the forsakenTo hunt or to be huntedHead on the swivel; fear bluntedTo move beyond first baseA destiny to embraceCaught in a game of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Change Is the Law of Life, and Those Who Look Only To the Past and Present Are Certain To Miss the Future

 “Change is the law of life, and those who look only to the past and present are certain to miss the future” – John F. Kennedy

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In Ceremony

In Ceremonyby Michael DoyleBeyond money and fearThere is an underlying trustThis is the path of loyaltyAnd without that currency, it is bustOnce broken, there is a penaltyEven among the underground’s royaltyit is the price that must be paidOr all that … Continue reading

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Well Donne, Spirits In the Night

Well Donne, Spirits In the Nightby Michael Doyle To Donne’s feigned scorn the murderer was deadOnly to reappear as an apparition inside his headAll the spiritualism to be had inside one’s bedFrom the nightmares and seances, and things said The … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Word

The Importance of the Wordby Michael DoyleIn this roll of yearsSoftly past the flowing tearsI think on words soughtTo connect the dot-to-dotThe words in mindI seek and sometimes findThat words are cultureAnd culture is the we nurtureSlipped into this elasticityIs … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Objector and the Rebel Who Raises His Voice Against What He Believes To Be the Injustice of the Present and the Wrongs of the Past Is the One Who Hunches the World Along

“The objector and the rebel who raises his voice against what he believes to be the injustice of the present and the wrongs of the past is the one who hunches the world along.” – Clarence Darrow, lawyer and author … Continue reading

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We’ll Burn Our Memory

We’ll Burn Our Memoryby Michael DoyleThere is nothing more humanThen knowing that you are brokenAs time slips by as it canAnd words meander or are unspokenTime is fleeting and not to squanderLet me entreat you to spend yours wellThere are … Continue reading

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