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The Chicago Seven and Liberty

The Chicago Seven and Libertyby Michael DoyleThe American soul was in desperate measurePoisoned and depleted of blood and lost treasureFor the sake of a war that people didn’t understandOur republic’s principles died for in a foreign landThe Vietnam draft and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Injustice effects and impacts us all.  It differs little rather it’s police brutality (the majority of which at last study I have read is committed against whites … Continue reading

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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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It Came As It Did

First Friday and third day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020.  Today’s prompt is to create a word bank based on 10 key words and then not necessarily using all but keeping in mind an effort to echo the rhymes for these until … Continue reading

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Crawled From the Crypt

Does anyone remember a very old television show, Dark Shadows?  When I was a kid, they tell me I would cut through the woods after school let out instead of taking the bus and run some 3.5 miles to catch … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Universal Peace Only Exists In the Imagination of Visionary Philosophers and Breasts of Benevolent Enthusiasts

“A universal peace … is in the catalogue of events, which will never exist but in the imaginations of visionary philosophers, or in the breasts of benevolent enthusiasts.” – James Madison (1792) Two seemingly contradictory statements.  Yet, we find the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Smears Debase Public Discourse

“These are smears pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination — if allowed to succeed … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Threat To Today Is the Climate of Dishonesty

“The greatest threat to American democracy isn’t communism, jihadism or any other external force or foreign power.  It’s our own willingness to tolerate dishonesty in service of party, and in pursuit of power.” – Michael Bloomberg While I disagree with … Continue reading

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