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Thought For the Day: Still Round the Corner There May Wait, A New Road Or A Secret Gate

“Still round the corner there may wait, / a new road or a secret gate.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, novelist and philologist (3 Jan 1892-1973)

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Thought For the Day: Private Property Was the Original Source of Freedom. It Still Is Its Main Bulwark

“Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main bulwark.” —Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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Overcoming the Flesh

Overcoming the Fleshby Michael DoyleHow then do we find our wayThroughout our present and everydayWhat then will bring us to joyThan in a buoyancy we can employIt is to live as if fully persuadedTo live the Christian life not evadedBut … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Bookstore Is One of the Only Pieces of Evidence We Have That People Are Still Thinking

“A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” – Jerry Seinfeld, comedian (b. 29 Apr 1954)

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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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Na/GloPoWriMo #7: Spanish Flower Shadorma

Na/GloPoWriMo #7: Spanish Flower Shadorma by Michael DoyleTime stands stillAs I turn awaySlowing downTides are feltDeep inside my fragile soulInnocence betraysCastle sandsSlip through my fingersWashed awayAs alwaysI look into setting sunsWondering at whyBest of timesPass away too fastIn your eyesIn … Continue reading

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First Principles: Had Every Athenian Citizen Been A Socrates, Every Athenian Assembly Would Still Have Been A Mob

“Had every Athenian citizen been a Socrates, every Athenian assembly would still have been a mob.” – James Madison (1788)

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In the Precedent of 2020

In the Precedent of 2020by Michael DoyleThere is something setQuietly there in the precedentAn unlikely principle we forgetThat we’d not be without accidentWho it is that we are todayI hope that’s not too flippant to sayThat despite our efforts to … Continue reading

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Attached In Meaning

Attached In Meaningby Michael DoyleWords are mainly symbolsSomething that vaguely resemblesAn agreement between we human beingsAs to what it is that we are meaningWe need a little less of the dictionaryAs we each act out our own PictionaryOf all that … Continue reading

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Finally Stilled

Finally Stilledby Michael DoyleWe dance our danceWhispering our romanceUnder the Milky WayFinding tomorrow every dayIn every touch that we shareFinding truth revealed in careKnowing loneliness in our absenceFinding need for each other’s presenceSome say love is a form of weaknessThey … Continue reading

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