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Thought For the Day: Our Highest Accomplishments Still Have the Single Aim of Bringing Mankind Together

“Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures — in this century, as in others, our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (29 … Continue reading

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Build Up, Don’t Tear Down

Why is destruction and all that so popular as the way to express grievances that do need to be addressed? Build Up, Don’t Tear Down by Michael Doyle We should be building up All for a drink from the winner’s … Continue reading

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On Understanding Children’s Literature

A wisely crafted tale invites its reader or listener, young and old, to inquire what good might be learned from the tale. On Understanding Children’s Literature by Michael Doyle The stories we have heard from childhood Are the classics of … Continue reading

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Choice To Be Made

What it really all comes down to, I think, anyhow… Choice To Be Made by Michael Doyle What this all comes down to For the likes of me and you Is if we’ll let our nation live in fear Or, … Continue reading

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21st Century Goings On

Dedicated to George Floyd and all victims of brutality in hope that we may yet find our way to a more just and less cruel world shared in our walk of humanity.  Marvin Gaye would probably be rolling over in … 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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Happy Mother’s Day, Too

My ex-wife could never gracefully receive a present.  Not just from me but from our daughters, they tell me.  Still, despite all, there is one gift I would yet give her on this day particularly after the reminders received over … Continue reading

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Depths of Me and You

It’s all about connection.  The deeper I dig in, the deeper I want this to go.  Every moment is a new revelation to cherish. Depths of Me and You by Michael Doyle Taking our time To build our foundation It … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Society Cannot Trample On the Weakest and Feeblest of Its Members Without Receiving the Curse In Its Own Soul

“We  are all bound up together in one great bundle of humanity and society cannot trample on the weakest and feeblest of its members without receiving the curse in its own soul.” – Frances Ellen Watkins Harper      

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Tribalisms of Empathy

Society’s kindness has gone markedly down as we tend to polarize and communicate online via social media more.   It’s sort of sparking a lot of interest, particularly in these times of social isolation,  in getting folks to begin dialoging … Continue reading

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