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First Principles: I Think All the World Would Gain By Setting Commerce At Perfect Liberty

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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The Problem of Pride

The Problem of Prideby Michael DoyleEasily knownPride is the diseaseWe’ve seen this and it showsPutting us all ill at easeSeen in others, we forgetAll of those thingsWe struggle and yet we forgetAll the troubles, living bringsSeemingly standing positiveBut we think … Continue reading

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On Becoming Truly Human

Based on 1 Corinthians 12: On Becoming Truly Humanby Michael Doyle On becoming human resplendentWe were never meant to be independentBut rather communal in the nature of our beingLiving in a communion of love with all we’re seeing Love is … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Liberty, Or the Absence of Coercion, Or the Leaving People To Think, Speak, and Act As They Please, Is In Itself A Good Thing

“Liberty, or the absence of coercion, or the leaving people to think, speak, and act as they please, is in itself a good thing. It is the object of a favourable presumption. The burden of proving it inexpedient always lies, … Continue reading

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Waters Felt As Wild

Waters Felt As Wildby Michael DoyleLooking to the commons differentlyWe sip at the waters reverentlyWith willows and elms along the banksAs a praying man, I stop to give thanksNo matter how much we pollute the watersTheir resilience slips back dreamilyAs … Continue reading

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First Principles: Let Us Tenderly and Kindly Cherish, Therefore, the Means of Knowledge. Let Us Dare To Read, Think, Speak, and Write.

“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”– John Adams

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First Principles: I Think All the World Would Gain By Setting Commerce At Perfect Liberty

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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Na/GloPoWriMo #17: Your Turn To Peek

Na/GloPoWriMo #17: Your Turn To Peekby Michael DoyleA silver faceShrouded in thinnest veilShines of love’s embraceIn the greatest detailLines traces acrossScars whispering of lossYet, hopeful of fantasyLike star-crossed lunacyPlaying hide and seekUntil it’s your turn to peekThe day’s sun falls … Continue reading

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First Principles: Character Is Like A Tree and Reputation Like A Shadow. The Shadow Is What We Think of It; the Tree Is the Real Thing

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

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