Tag Archives: Skill

A Dragon Born

A Dragon Bornby Michael DoyleIn the province of Henan, gungfu was bornTo rise to defeat China’s enemies as swornShaolin’s grace side by side with Tai Chi’s schoolBrought honor to their disciples’ ruleA battle head was one of strictly set contestFighting … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Take From One…His Own Industry and That of His Fathers…Is To Violate Arbitrarily the First Principle of Association

“To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate … Continue reading

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On Being Indigenous In the 21st Century

On Being Indigenous In the 21st Centuryby Michael DoyleIn this world of the modern ageWhen most wish to appear a wise sageIt is pithy to posture and sayIn that pseudo-intellectual wayThat the indigenous follow Mother Nature’s wayThough if you were … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Greater the Difficulty the More Glory In Surmounting It

“The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” – Epictetus    

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Celebrate National Reading Month!!

As Frederick Douglas said, reading frees your mind and with a free mind all things are possible. The importance of early literacy cannot be underscored.  From this a child’s life is opened to that child’s maximum potential.  Some ideas for … Continue reading

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Looking Forward With Clarity

Based in part on a 02022020 Sunday sermon.: Looking Forward With Clarity by Michael Romani If your eye is the light of darkness Not too speak too much in harshness But you won’t see so much with clarity That sometimes … Continue reading

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What Is Art?

I was sitting on a swing in a virtual world and thinking on how beautiful the build was that had been designed to evoke and memorialize my dead family members and close friends who had died before their time and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Masterpieces Require Love and Skill Together

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”  – John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (8 Feb 1819-1900)    

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