Tag Archives: Tradition

Happy First Day of Spring

Welcome to Spring 2022! Today is Spring Equinox 2022 in a continuation of those traditional blessings each of us used to embrace by heading outdoors and starting to live large. With the Covid experience behind us now, maybe we can … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Takes the Highest Courage To Utter Unpopular Truths

“The authoritarian sets up some book, or man, or tradition to establish the truth. The freethinker sets up reason and private judgment to discover the truth… It takes the highest courage to utter unpopular truths.” – Herbert Spencer (1820-1903)

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Thoughts On “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Thoughts On “It’s A Wonderful Life”by Michael Doyle”It’s A Wonderful Life” is a different warMy kind of film and at times a lot moreThe critics can snark their hatred of platitudeOr maybe learn a thing or two about gratitudeThere is … Continue reading

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Thinking On Department Store Santas

Thinking On Department Store Santasby Michael DoyleOver fifty-itis hits us allAs the world changes from what we recallEven the jolly old man is to be fearedAt least as he spends the rest of his yearRed suited and well shoed in … Continue reading

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This Thanksgiving 2021

This Thanksgiving 2021by Michael DoyleLate last night I was thinking on..The furthest star’s even furthest moonUntil I was dreaming of a once uponFairytale feeling that was needed soonFor two years, the world has sufferedThrough the scourge of viral pestilenceWith reasons … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Lust For Purity Combined With the Tyranny of Social-Media Technology…Threatens To Create An Era of the Most Fearsome Mobs In History

“The lust for purity combined with the tyranny of social-media technology in the hands of the young — who have little sense of the past and of tradition — threatens to create an era of the most fearsome mobs in … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscopeby Michael DoyleIndia offers her vast diversitySimply put, a wealth of complexityFilled with peace within her kaleidoscopeAs harmonious coexistence offers hopeSlumdog lords are opulent in a historyOf a people struggling with povertyPluralistic in a free market democracyAs a metaphor lived … Continue reading

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Truth of Soul In Our Voices

Truth of Soul In Our Voicesby Michael DoyleThe soul brings access metaphysicallyTo animate our being into rationalityThe soul is the place philosophy can shineIn the light of the heart and the divineA spark of God comes to be understoodThough the … Continue reading

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The Death Head of Night

The Death Head of Nightby Michael DoyleThere in the darkest of the 20th CenturyWere pages to learn from in our historySuch evil as was darker than the nightWhere our traditions still bring us lightNo matter what the king tells usTruth … Continue reading

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Christ Meets the Grecian World

Christ Meets the Grecian Worldby Michael DoyleThere are things that we’ve learned along the waySuch as that, evil will never truly win the dayAnd that while the devil deals in duplicity A truly good person will always withstand adversityIn the … Continue reading

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