Tag Archives: Thought

Weren’t Those the Teenaged Years?

Weren’t Those the Teenaged Years?by Michael DoyleThe teenaged yearsOf Saturday night solitudeWas a parade of smiles and tearsAnd many dramasWaiting to intrudeInto the happiness that cameAnd that provided the frameIn moments of ShakespeareThat kept us awakeMaking us braver than our … 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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First Principles: The Fundamental Source of All Your Errors, Sophisms, and False Reasonings Is A Total Ignorance of the Natural Rights of Mankind

“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, … Continue reading

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As To Heaven, Our Hands Raise

As To Heaven, Our Hands Raiseby Michael DoyleIn our Christian legacyJesus is our first priorityHe is before all other thingsAnd He is for whom we singIn the beginning was the WordBefore any other thought occurredUntil He came to dwell among … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Clear That Thought Is Not Free If the Profession of Certain Opinions Make It Impossible To Earn A Living

“It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions make it impossible to earn a living.” – Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

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Thought For the Day: Too Often We Enjoy the Comfort of Opinion Without the Discomfort of Thought

“Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.” – John F. Kennedy

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The Maze (Inside Our Minds)

The Maze (Inside Our Minds)by Michael DoyleConsciousness is who we areEqually near as it is farPast every bit of memoryRather in sadness or reveriePast the loops of improvisationThat edges us toward our creationTeetering there on the edges of madnessAre the … Continue reading

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Truth In Gratitude

Truth In Gratitudeby Michael DoyleIt isn’t just a thoughtBut the needed actionActing in rightful gratitudeBrings its satisfactionThankfulness is the beginningOf the truest gratitudeIt’s the fat chance that’s thinningUnless given in the right attitudeStruck as we are on life’s tread millWe … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Thought Is the Blossom; Language the Bud; Action the Fruit Behind It

“Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882)

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Forgiveness Is…

Forgiveness Is…by Michael DoyleForgiveness is…Giving up on the thoughtOf some mythical better pastForgiveness is…Where reduction of negativity is soughtBecoming free from the pain that shouldn’t lastForgiveness is…Giving up on all the rageFor a return to a more moral communityForgiveness is…The … Continue reading

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