Tag Archives: Subtle

Thought For the Day: Politics Is Fluid, Elections Are Multitudinous, and Voter Behavior Is Often Too Complicated and Subtle To Be Reduced To Group Identity

“Politics is fluid, elections are multitudinous, and voter behavior is often too complicated and subtle to be reduced to group identity. Ethnicity doesn’t determine elections — ideas do. And as Democrats have been realizing to their chagrin, the ideas embodied … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Power of Authority Is Never More Subtle and Effective Than When It Produces A Psychological Atmosphere Or Climate Favorable To the Life of Certain Modes of Belief, Unfavorable, and Even Fatal, To the Life of Others

“The power of authority is never more subtle and effective than when it produces a psychological ‘atmosphere’ or ‘climate’ favorable to the life of certain modes of belief, unfavorable, and even fatal, to the life of others.” – Arthur Balfour … Continue reading

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Split the Difference

Split the Differenceby Michael DoyleKicking back with my girls on the holidaysSharing life with them in a million waysWhen we happened on a soulful snip of movieWith a lot of heart that played out groovyThere in the middle of a … Continue reading

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Engulfed In A Church of Transition

Claude De Bussy’s music started a tonal revolution that brought with it an entirely different way of looking at music.   It’s simply amazing in its tonal fluidity and how it transformed art music. Debussy’s Engulfed Cathedral:   Engulfed In A … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding and Should…Be Construed By the Ordinary Rules of Common Sense

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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Reading of Minds

The best and truest magic in the world remains love.  Still all the same, there is even among even those wishing to become astute wizards, a strong desire to be able to read minds… Reading of Minds by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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On Found Light

Reviewing my camera chops in real brought me to write this. On Found Light by Michael Doyle It’s not so much the light But where you’re in it To get this just right You have know where to bend it … Continue reading

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Letters In the Window

Typography choices are fascinatingly subtle and yet make all the difference.   I struggle with seeing this as art.  But, indeed it truly is. Letters In the Window by Michael Doyle Letters blended with sophistication Dependent on the reader’s appreciation … Continue reading

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Vision Strikes Its Pose

Always insight be it on stage or on screen, there’s a lot that goes into being a costume designer, right? Vision Strikes Its Pose by Michael Romani To design, to tell a story A costume in all its glory Accents … Continue reading

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Seemed So Easy

Isn’t it funny how differently two people can see the same events? Seemed So Easy by Michael Romani It seemed so easy Putting band aids on the pain Ignoring the tear drops Though they fell like rain It was there … Continue reading

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