Tag Archives: Think

On the Tipping Point of Stupid

On the Tipping Point of Stupidby Michael DoyleOf all the thoughts on thought contributedThere it is on the tipping point of stupidThe calling of names that should bring shameYet, there it is in politics as if a gameSpeaking of trickle … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If More Politicians In This Country Were Thinking About the Next Generation Instead of the Next Election, It Might Be Better For the United States and the World

“If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world.” – Claude Pepper, senator and representative (8 Sep 1900-1989)

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Tech Resistance

Tech Resistanceby Michael DoyleTechnology seems to hate meI know it by its glowLike a worn button toggledThe Hell of it begins to showMachines and things are against usI know this for certain, just becauseSome may say life is getting easierI … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Burning of An Author’s Books, Imprisonment For Opinion’s Sake, Has Always Been the Tribute That An Ignorant Age Pays To the Genius of Its Time

“The burning of an author’s books, imprisonment for opinion’s sake, has always been the tribute that an ignorant age pays to the genius of its time.” – Joseph Allen (1749-1827)

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Thought For the Day: I Think I Was Wrong…About the Path that Inflation Would Take

“I think I was wrong … about the path that inflation would take.” – Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen No kidding? In the country where I grew up (the United States) when a person failed this badly at their job and … Continue reading

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Face To Face

Face To Faceby Michael DoyleComing face to faceWith my mortalityI’ll be never beJust another fatalityLet there be no doubtingThat I’ll go out shoutingGrabbing on as hard as I canI live to be that kind of manGonna, gonna hit it!You know … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Word

The Importance of the Wordby Michael DoyleIn this roll of yearsSoftly past the flowing tearsI think on words soughtTo connect the dot-to-dotThe words in mindI seek and sometimes findThat words are cultureAnd culture is the we nurtureSlipped into this elasticityIs … Continue reading

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A Life Lived Publicly

A Life Lived Publiclyby Michael DoyleWe walk through life brisklyThinking thoughts ironicallyAbout a life lived publiclyWhen it cannot be lived privatelyThere are eyes most everywhereAs the cameras blink and others stareIt only works if we live comfortablyWith the feeling we’re … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: All Art Comes Out of Conflict

“I think all art comes out of conflict. When I write I am always looking for the dramatic kernel of an event, the junctures of people’s lives when they go in one direction, not another.” – Joyce Carol Oates

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Until the Sky Cracks

Until the Sky Cracksby Michael DoyleI get the factThat it’s not an actWhile the sun still glowsYour pessimism growsUntil the sky cracksAlong the back tracksThat play like yesterdayAnd its charades along the wayIt sounds like somethingWe had decided was nothingBrought … Continue reading

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