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Thought For the Day: There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular But One Must Take It Because One’s Conscience Tells One That It Is Right

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position … Continue reading

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An Appetite For Destruction

An Appetite For Destructionby Michael DoyleI awoke with a startled coughWondering how it was, I drifted offThe Mad Hatter’s world is no longer pretenseAs I awoke to a world of nonsenseThere were poets denying use of rhymeAs though that were … Continue reading

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New Beginning Off Of An Old Ending

There is a tradition at the Short Form Poetry Workshop to work a couple of new poems from the end of famous older poems. This is one of the two written last night: New Beginning Off of An Old Endingby … Continue reading

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What About Joseph?

What About Joseph?by Michael DoyleFollowing the Lord God means obedienceBut when push comes to shove, she grew in diligenceWhile Joseph played out his part unsungHolding his head upright and not hungTrusting in God even when it was hardWilling to keep … Continue reading

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First Principles: In Questions of Science, the Authority of A Thousand Is Not Worth the Humble Reasoning of A Single Individual

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” – Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

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Once There Was A Beginning

Once There Was A Beginningby Michael DoyleOnce there was a beginningWhere two could end up winningA smile shared on a sunny dayYou really shook my blues awayYour two lips were surely meant for kissingAnd now here we are caught in … Continue reading

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Na/Glo/Po/Wri/Mo #21: In Believing We Can

Na/GloPoWriMo #21: In Believing We Canby Michael DoyleIn today, I see tomorrowIn today, perched as it isIn today, seated on the edgeIn today, formed by yesterdayAnswers needed to questionsAnswers in need of themselvesAnswers that go unansweredAnswers we still need to … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Men Are Never So Likely To Settle A Question Rightly As When They Discuss It Freely

“Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.” – Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-1859)

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Thought For the Day: On An Introduction to Environmental Science

Two Issues Described Related To Environmental Science Either Local or Nationwide: Of the many and varied facets of environmental science, there are at least two general areas that have have been of interest for many decades.   The first of these … Continue reading

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First Principles: Sometimes It Is Said That Man Cannot Be Trusted With Government of Himself. Can He, Then, Be Trusted With the Government of Others?

“Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?” – Thomas Jefferson (1801)

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