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Thought For the Day: It Is Easier To Lead Men To Combat, Stirring Up Their Passion, Than To Restrain Them and Direct Them Toward the Patient Labors of Peace

“It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.” – Andre Gide, author, Nobel laureate (1869-1951)

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Not Even Death

Not Even Deathby Michael DoyleIf only the hand of loveCould ensnare the moonAnd if belief in the stars aboveBrought faith to the near and soonThere would be nothing to being handledNo complications to become rattledJust the courage needed to be … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: What We Need In the United States…Is Not Violence and Lawlessness But Is Love and Wisdom and Compassion Toward One Another

“What We Need In the United States Is Not Division. What We Need In the United States Is Not Hatred. What We Need In the United States Is Not Violence and Lawlessness But Is Love, and Wisdom, and Compassion Toward … Continue reading

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A Good Feeling About…

A Good Feeling About…by Michael DoyleIt looks like we’re in for nasty weatherGod knows that you and I deserve betterPlotted courses are always subject to changeIt’s the simple way of life and nothing strangerSpin offs and rip offs serve to … Continue reading

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Wild Winds

As mentioned before, it is birthday weekend for a very sweet daughter whose gentle spirit and artistic ways make me a better man in every way.  I am so proud to be her father.  I thought it might be, and … Continue reading

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Facing Fear Toward Tomorrow

A review of race history in America is a mix of hope and of fear; rights and wrongs; in short and in truth a mixed story.  Today, we confront that which was wrong.  Still, we should do so not in … Continue reading

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On Perspective and Horizon

A second look at photographic composition: On Perspective and Horizon by Michael Doyle A good clean background Focuses the attention When aptly found These photos are worthy of retention Layered photographs have their place But cleaner is best to embrace … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Rigid Economy of the Public Contributions and Absolute Interdiction of All Useless Expenses Will Go Far Towards Keeping Government Honest and Unoppressive

“A rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.” – Thomas Jefferson, in Letter to Lafayette (1823)    

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Silence Is Our Reply

What was once thought the end is but the beginning and all the words make no difference when silence is our final reply. Silence Is our Reply by Michael Doyle In the black and white of integration There is a … Continue reading

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A Nation In Need of Unity

In the last of this series, American history continues through the present: A Nation In Need of Unity by Michael Doyle George H. Bush struggled under Reagan’s shadow With his pedigree and skills he led well as most know It … Continue reading

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