Tag Archives: Taught

Passing It Down

Passing It Downby Michael DoylePassing it down to the next generationHoping it might be held in venerationSharing openly our ways of instructionIn hopes that they would avoid destructionFrom child to child this is taughtTo do as we should and not … Continue reading

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First Principles: To Preserve Liberty, It Is Essential That the Whole Body of the People Always Possess Arms, and Be Taught Alike, Especially When Young, How To Use Them

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” – Federal Farmer (1787)

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A Lament for Michael the Archangel

A Lament of Michael,the Archangelby Michael Doyle The day after celebrating the birth of a daughterI return again to the celebration of the FatherRevisiting instruction in the ways of the kingdomAnd a memory of the better man that I’ve become … Continue reading

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Well-Tempered Clavier Played In Discord

Well-Tempered Clavier Played In Discordby Michael DoyleThe disappointmentWas of an inevitabilityAfter all, to err is humanity’s Greatest capabilityVery few are hard wiredInto our grand designWe don’t stand a prayerIn the face of the divineEven the hand of the creatorIs open … Continue reading

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A Thinking Plague

A Thinking Plagueby Michael DoylePeeped at through the window my mind’s eyeIt seems to philosophize is to learn to dieThere is to every life an adversary named deathOne that we must fight until our last breathFruitful in our play had … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If Violent Crime Is To Be Curbed… the Felon…Must Be Taught To Fear His Victim

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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: To Preserve Liberty, It Is Essential That the Whole Body of the People Always Possess Arms, and Be Taught Alike, Especially When Young, How To Use Them

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” – Federal Farmer (1787)

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Through the Years

Through the Yearsby Michael DoyleSilently in my day to dayI live just as I prayNeeding a miracle some wayKnowing that at least God will stayEvery step grows my walkTaking my soul beyond talkInto the power of my emotionsEvery lesson strengthens … Continue reading

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Schweitzer’s Legacy

Schweitzer’s Legacyby Michael DoyleWhat if it wasThat we’re not meant for strifeBut rather, insteadTo live in reverence for life?Would we really needTo argue the unnecessary whyOf who decidedThe creation of the hippopotami?Or, is it quite enoughTo know that we’ve a … Continue reading

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