Tag Archives: Spirit

Pushed and Pulled

Yesterday, September 27, 2021, was the last day of prescribed cardiac rehab. They tell me that I am doing excellently. The only admonishment given was that I should keep in mind not to work out as hard as my spirit … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Spirit of Encroachment Tends to Consolidate the Powers of All the Departments In One, and Thus to Create…A Real Despotism

“The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism.” – George Washington (1796)

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First Principles: For My Part, Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole of Truth; To Know the Worst, and To Provide for It

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth — and listen to the song of that syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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I Need You To Fight

I Need You To Fightby Michael DoyleI’ve never had great answersTo life’s deeper questionsLike what is the meaning or how to cure cancersBut, I can say without hesitationThat I have meant to do goodTo do the best that I have … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Freedom – They Are the Pillars of Society

“The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom — they are the pillars of society.” – Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

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Thought For the Day: Keep Close To Nature’s Heart…Wash Your Spirit Clean

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  – John Muir

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Na/GloPoWriMo #15: In A Family’s Way

Na/GloPoWriMo #15: In A Family’s Wayby Michael DoyleI really need to buy an easy chairIf I am to keep the family flairEating summer sausage on cheesed squareReading news and pontificating without a careThat is if I am to live my … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Spirit of Resistance To Government Is So Valuable On Certain Occasions, That I Wish It To Be Always Kept Alive

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.” – Thomas Jefferson to Abigail Adams

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A Mustang’s Spirit

A Mustang’s Spiritby Michael DoyleA mustang’s spirit can never be brokenThe wild wind said in words unspokenInto the sky, the story of wild turned to loveBorn in a meadow with only the stars aboveSkies as endless as these were beautifulShy … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Common and Continual Mischiefs of the Spirit of Party Are Sufficient To Make It the Interest and Duty of A Wise People To Discourage and Restrain It

“The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.” – George Washington

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