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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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In Gratitude For Santa’s Spirit

In Gratitude For Santa’s Spiritby Michael Doyle”Dear Santa”, that’s how it all beganSealed with love as only a child canWhat he wanted most of all was familyThat and a meaningful Christmas treeHe grew up endlessly chasing a little cheerIn the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Culture Is the Widening of the Mind and of the Spirit. It Is Never A Narrowing of the Mind Or A Restriction of the Human Spirit Or the Country’s Spirit

“Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit. It is never a narrowing of the mind or a restriction of the human spirit or the country’s spirit.” – Jawaharlal Nehru, freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Manners and Spirit of A People Which Preserve A Republic In Vigor

“It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson (1781)      

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Integrative Imperative

If you’re roughly my age or older and maybe younger, the idea of taking an integrative approach to health and healing as a wholistic matter is probably approached with some caution.   Honestly, though  our health is in our hands … Continue reading

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