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And Suddenly…

And Suddenly…by Michael DoyleAnd suddenly, I was the guy on the floorThe pain in my chestToo difficult to ignoreThe daughters stood thereIn frozen frames of timeBeing brave despite their fearWould daddy live to share another rhyme?Dear Lord, don’t let me … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is But One Straight Course, and That Is To Seek Truth and Pursue It Steadily

“There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily.” – George Washington (1795)

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Thought For the Day: Believe You Can and You Are Halfway There

“Believe you can and you are halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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Kept In A Hillside Perspective

Kept In A Hillside Perspectiveby Michael DoyleI’ve heard a lot of jokesAbout being close to inbredIt’s the kind of a thingThat rolls around in my headOver and over againPlaying a memory’s allusionAgainst something, I can’t defendAs I have been searching … Continue reading

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The Times We’re Living Through

The Times We’re Living Throughby Michael DoyleThe times we’re living through are not permanentStill, I need you to this solid sentimentAs a Christian, it is okay to grieve and lamentIn these days, this is a place that has become intimateSometimes … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Religion Without Magic Any More Than There is Magic Without At Least A Trace of Religion

“There is no religion without magic any more than there is magic without at least a trace of religion. The notion of a supernature exists only for a humanity which attributes supernatural powers to itself and in return ascribes the … Continue reading

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To Feel Again

To Feel Againby Michael DoyleI admire people who are unafraid to feelWho know the danger and yet keep it realIt is scary to feel that compulsive somethingBut it beats the feeling of nothingAs life hands us our challenging handA fate … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Are Conditions of Blindness So Voluntary That They Become Complicity

“There are conditions of blindness so voluntary that they become complicity.” – Paul Bourget, novelist (2 Sep 1852-1935)

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Learning To Do the Math

2nd poem from the work shop: Learning To Do Math by Michael Doyle She spoke eloquently of her calculations While I sat mystified; musing on the math That is found in music and in so much art Wondering how it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Are Two Ways To Be Fooled. One Is To Believe What Isn’t True; the Other Is To Refuse To Believe What Is True

“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” – Soren Kierkegaard      

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