Tag Archives: Practice

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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First Principles: America’s Glory Is Not Dominion But Liberty

“[America’s] glory is not dominion, but liberty. Her march is the march of the mind. She has a spear and a shield: but the motto upon her shield is Freedom, Independence, Peace. This has been her declaration: this has been, … Continue reading

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The End of Everything

The End of Everythingby Michael DoyleBeware of a woman’s scornAnd the wrath that followsYou’ll find more than halo tornWhen descending into those hollowsCrippling revenge bring no justiceEuripides puts tragedy into practiceFinding that stronger than a lover’s loveThere are wounds incurable … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Can Be No Public or Private Virtue Unless the Foundation of Action Is the Practice of Truth

“There can be no public or private virtue unless the foundation of action is the practice of truth.” – George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906)

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First Principles: Your Love of Liberty – Your Respect for the Laws… and Your Practice of the Moral and Religious Obligations, Are the Strongest Claims to National and Individual Happiness

“Your love of liberty — your respect for the laws — your habits of industry — and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” – George Washington (1789)

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Krampus

Krampusby Michael DoyleWith his cloven hoofs he has comeTo seek out lurkers in the kingdomTo those who would bring such evilKrampus can do worse than bedevilReading as he does from the book of lifeRestoring the peace to those who bring … Continue reading

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Reflections on Dorian Gray, Pt. IX: Released From This Evil

Reflections on Dorian Gray, Pt IX: Released From this Evilby Michael DoyleA chain smoked cigar puffed on to make amendsBetween two estranged who had once been friendsTo be young again and to set sail into the dawnUntil one realizes it … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Mind That Aims At A Select Militia, Must Be Influenced By A Truly Anti-Republican Principle

“The mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle; and when we see many men disposed to practice upon it, whenever they can prevail, no wonder true republicans are for carefully guarding against … Continue reading

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To Truly Win

To Truly Winby Michael DoyleWhat does it mean to truly winAnd in explaining this, where we do beginIt is the servant king who in humilityGives to each follower and person their dignityGoing back to the basics of the crossWe find … Continue reading

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A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts

A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts (Republished for 2020)by Michael Doyle aka Michael Romani I. I have heard it saidThat you can eat ’til you’re fullAnd it’s still not enoughThe excuse to be given“But, it’s Christmas…”And one really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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