Tag Archives: Smile

First Principles: ‘Tis the Business of Little Minds To Shrink; But He Whose Heart Is Firm and Whose Conscience Approves His Conduct Will Pursue His Principles Unto Death

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, … Continue reading

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Red Hot Queen

Red Hot Queenby Michael DoyleShe would tell her kingOf her fanciful desire to ruleWhile she’d laughingly singAbout beaches and poolsAnd he would look in her eyesAnd without semblance of doubtHe would smile and realizeThat they might work it outSo long … Continue reading

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Lessons From Sonic and Zen

Based on a conversation and then watching a movie as I was there sharing it: Lessons From Sonic and Zen by Michael Doyle Large popcorn, extra butter Tasty treat and then another Settled in blanket to watch the show Cuddle … Continue reading

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Having Heard the Warning

Further reflections on my eldest daughter turning 13: Heaving Heard the Warning by Michael Doyle On Saturday night as I kissed you into sleep There was a part of me that wanted to keep This moment forever as a sacred … Continue reading

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Fly On A Photographer’s Wall

Another peek into the photographs of persons and their relationships: Fly On A Photographer’s Wall by Michael Doyle Photographs so perfectly still Are a marvel that makes us feel All these candid moments captured well Soul numbing as they tell … Continue reading

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It’s No Mystery

A thought that occurred to me over and over as I drove through Amish Country yesterday: It’s No Mystery by Michael Doyle Every day that we get to live We have to give what we can give To show that … Continue reading

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Indiana Back Hills

I am not sure really how Google’s mapping GPS works.  It usually gives me the most direct and quickest route to my destination.  On my way home last night, I received directions that could not have possibly have been the … Continue reading

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Streets Ahead

Life is a confined period of time.  Who knows truly what’s next.  Even if you believe in the God of the Bible, you find that there is disagreement as to how after life happens.  With this in mind, I thought … Continue reading

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On Habits of Soap, Water and Masks

My youngest princess is fond of teasing the truth that we are living history.  What a memory this all will be one day won’t it?   They’ll be able to say they lived through a global crisis and remember things … Continue reading

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Beasts of No Nation

Random thoughts on children confronting war form the basis of this poem. Beasts of No Nation by Michael Doyle In a parliament of owls It’s easy to believe And to keep busy Certain only of the war Dancing now while … Continue reading

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