Tag Archives: Pretense

The Boundaries of Humanity

The Boundaries of Humanityby Michael DoyleA problem in law that too often escapes detectionIs the weakest in life to have adequate protectionRather the unborn or those at the ends of their lifeEach deserves their own good without facing strifeTo pursue … Continue reading

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In Reverence For Life

In Reverence For Lifeby Michael DoyleFrom out of his humble life and thoughtA reverence for all life was truly soughtDoing his duty to a higher authoritySeeking the best for all of sacred humanityThe human spirit displayed at its bestWhen it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Threatening A Temper Tantrum If One Does Not Get What One Wants Belies Any Pretense of Emotional Maturity or Basic Civil Decency

“Democratic leaders seem to have forgotten one of the principal lessons one ought to learn in kindergarten: Threatening a temper tantrum if one does not get what one wants belies any pretense of emotional maturity or basic civil decency.” – … Continue reading

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Musing My Articulation

Musing My Articulationby Michael DoyleFilled with intense moments of suspensePut aside as real and yet it’s just pretenseThere is the much to do about all these thingsMusical, be it instrumental or songs I singI approach forward in my matriculationLooking at … Continue reading

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First Principles: If We Can Prevent the Government From Wasting the Labors of the People, Under the Pretense of Taking Care of Them, They Must Become Happy

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them, they must become happy.” – Thomas Jefferson (1802)

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The God Smiles

A bit of a story about Celtic magic derived from a much larger story: The God Smiles by Michael Doyle The God smiles in sanctification Blessing His love in its purification Lessons taught in the Garden’s tending Such is the … Continue reading

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Flaws of My Heart

Sat in on an early morning sermon today.   While listening in, this came to mind… Flaws of My Heart by Michael Doyle My flaws of the heart Directed by sin from the start My eyes closed to Godly fear I … Continue reading

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On Habits of Soap, Water and Masks

My youngest princess is fond of teasing the truth that we are living history.  What a memory this all will be one day won’t it?   They’ll be able to say they lived through a global crisis and remember things … Continue reading

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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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An Examination of Novels

When it comes to fiction, there is no greater work of prose than the novel. An Examination of Novels by Michael Doyle A fiction in prose of a certain extent Presented in many ways of palatable content How further might … Continue reading

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