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Books Read Throughout Life

Books Read Throughout Lifeby Michael DoyleIn a repeated mantra of lifeIn all the things we have soughtThere is the truth reflectedIn lessons accidentally taughtIn this and all stages of lifeWe find it’s worth another lookTo sit and quietly curl upWith … Continue reading

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All Those Secret Sins

All Those Secret Sinsby Michael DoyleOh my, the hypocrisyHave you no dignityWith all the secret sinsThat pops up now and thenHiding hate behind that smileMeaning yes in our denialIn a matter of time, it revealsItself in vivid detailsRight before the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Tenderly and Kindly Cherish, Therefore, the Means of Knowledge. Let Us Dare To Read, Think, Speak, and Write.

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”– John Adams

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Kept In A Hillside Perspective

Kept In A Hillside Perspectiveby Michael DoyleI’ve heard a lot of jokesAbout being close to inbredIt’s the kind of a thingThat rolls around in my headOver and over againPlaying a memory’s allusionAgainst something, I can’t defendAs I have been searching … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If We Encounter A Man of Rare Intellect, We Should Ask Him What Books He Reads

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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First Principles: Where the Press Is Free and Every Man Able To Read, All Is Safe

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.” – Thomas Jefferson, to Charles Yancey (1816)

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An Educated Mind Cannot Be Enslaved

“What is the one thing [slaves] were not allowed to do?” Learn to read. Learn to write. The punishment would have been severe for that. And the reason for that is simple: It’s because an educated mind cannot be enslaved.” … Continue reading

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For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the Worldby Michael DoyleSpeaking across the latitude of agesComes the noble language of sagesTouching each soul as each an individualComprehended as fully as we are capableEternal questions fill up our needAs we learn and grow as … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Was Books That Taught Me That the Things That Tormented Me Were the Very Things That Connected Me

“You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the … Continue reading

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Prayer For Courage

Poem Number Six in a series on a retelling of a classic werewolf tale: Prayer For Courage by Michael Doyle Look deep – is it a surprise? Do you see the beast in my eyes God knows that I wish … Continue reading

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