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Thought For the Day: Nothing Ruins A Face So Fast As Double-Dealing. Your Face Telling One Story to the World. Your Heart Yanking Your Face To Pieces, Trying To Let the Truth Be Known

“Nothing ruins a face so fast as double-dealing. Your face telling one story to the world. Your heart yanking your face to pieces, trying to let the truth be known.” – Jessamyn West, novelist (1902-1984)

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First Principles: The Vine That Has Grown Old On An Old Tree Falls With the Ruin of That Tree and Through That Bad Companionship Must Perish With It

“The vine that has grown old on an old tree falls with the ruin of that tree and through that bad companionship must perish with it.” – Leonardo da Vinci, painter, engineer, musician, and scientist (1452-1519)

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First Principles: There Is No Room In This Country For Hyphenated Americanism

“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. …The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788)

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry (1788) in his speech before the … Continue reading

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Theatrical Dawg Bones Thrown

However much the director whines that he’s only got 2 1/2 hours to present his hip hop distortions of American history and however much he manages to make his errors rhyme and dance match the music’s time, I don’t appreciate … Continue reading

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To Find Peace

So many movies and books predict nothing but darkness and gloom in our future.   Maybe that’s easy enough to understand with the fact that we so often seek force rather than reason to overcome past and present hurts.  But, maybe … Continue reading

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The Woke Wake Up

There are just ways to advocate against injustice.  There are ways that make moving for justice anything but that.   Now as these predators are being identified by their own online postings, they curl up into fetal position decrying how unfair … Continue reading

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Dancing Cheek To Cheek

Thinking on the Prohibition, flappers, gangsters and murder as she wrote… Dancing Cheek To Cheek by Michael Doyle Dancing cheek to cozy cheek Might bring us to ruin Libertine as it is It might lead to our undoing The habits … 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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