Tag Archives: Regret

Thought For the Day: I Have Often Regretted My Speech, Never My Silence

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Publilius Syrus (though often mistakenly attributed to Xenocrates or that that other great mind, “Anonymous”

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To Feel Again

To Feel Againby Michael DoyleI admire people who are unafraid to feelWho know the danger and yet keep it realIt is scary to feel that compulsive somethingBut it beats the feeling of nothingAs life hands us our challenging handA fate … Continue reading

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First Principles: Abuses of the Press and Media Are So Important To Freedom and Science As to Be Deeply Regrettable As These Tend To Lessen Its Usefulness and To Sap Its Safety

“During the course of administration, and in order to disturb it, the artillery of the press has been levelled against us, charged with whatsoever its licentiousness could devise or dare. These abuses of an institution so important to freedom and … Continue reading

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First Principles: No County On Earth Ever Had More In Its Power To Attain These Blessings Than United America

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from … Continue reading

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Awkward Silence Felt

Does anyone else ever get into routines?  I suppose there is good and bad to these things. Awkward Silence Felt by Michael Doyle The awkward silence between Feels down, dirty and mean In pop culture’s references We’re coming down to … Continue reading

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Notions of Landscaping

Continuing in the series on one of my favorite hobbies, photography: Notions of Landscaping by Michael Doyle Still life perfected in the land Just you, the light and what you understand Arriving early, just to stay late Apply your imagination … Continue reading

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The Way of Swords

A warrior knows the  ways of war.  It’s that fighting soul so often missing in these times. The Way of Swords by Michael Doyle The way of swords Knows its own destiny Like an apple sliced and cored It is … Continue reading

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It Came As It Did

First Friday and third day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020.  Today’s prompt is to create a word bank based on 10 key words and then not necessarily using all but keeping in mind an effort to echo the rhymes for these until … Continue reading

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Heirlooms In the Shadows

Haunted graveyards anyone? Heirlooms In the Shadows by Michael Doyle Where there is wanton violence There is always fear in that place You can feel it in the silence That permeates darkness in that space Standing there with the coffin … Continue reading

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More Forgiveness Than I Deserve

The part of the sermon that I caught today had to do with forgiveness.  Really I suppose it’s a matter of perception, correct? And it’s not about deserving.  We all deserve ‘justice’.  What we get is God’s mercy and love … Continue reading

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