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Holistic Commitment

Holistic Commitmentby Michael DoyleThere is no real culture of lifeWithout the culture of married familyHere in this world filled with strifeThis is not just an empty homilyBut a call for holistic commitmentTo which there should be no resentmentBut a desire … Continue reading

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First Principles: War Is Not the Best Engine For Us To Resort To; Nature Has Given Us One In Our Commerce

“War is not the best engine for us to resort to; nature has given us one in our commerce, which if properly managed, will be a better instrument for obliging the interested nations of Europe to treat us with justice.” … Continue reading

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Denunciation (of Joseph Brodsky)

Denunciation (Of Joseph Brodsky)by Michael DoyleNo longer the young poet, but grown olderHe remained the lyric voice of his generationA social parasite who lived ever bolderAs an involuntary exile held in venerationTold he was pornographic and destroyed by an anxietyNot … 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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Thought For the Day: All Information Is Imperfect. We have To Treat It With Humility

“There is no absolute knowledge. And those who claim it, whether they are scientists or dogmatists, open the door to tragedy. All information is imperfect. We have to treat it with humility.” – Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)

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First Principles: There Will Never Be A Really Free and Enlightened State until the State Comes To Recognize the Individual As A Higher and Independent Power

“There will never be a really free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” – Henry … Continue reading

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Climbing the Relationship Ladder

Climbing the Relationship Ladderby Michael DoyleWe say hello to initiateHoping that we might appreciateEnough at this first impressionThat it might lead to accessionPressing on simply to exploreCrossing that boundary to something moreWe work at reducing the uncertaintyThough certainly there is … Continue reading

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Lessons From Sonic and Zen

Based on a conversation and then watching a movie as I was there sharing it: Lessons From Sonic and Zen by Michael Doyle Large popcorn, extra butter Tasty treat and then another Settled in blanket to watch the show Cuddle … Continue reading

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Long Walk To Mercy

It’s been a long walk toward mercy and justice.  To advocate on its behalf is completely and totally right.  To protest in peaceful assembly is totally and completely right.   It’s totally wrong to burn down cities and private property … Continue reading

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On Being Eleventeen

My youngest daughter turns 11 tomorrow.   She’s brilliant, witty, charming in her own ways and has a bright future ahead of her.  Yes.  I am a very proud father of both of my princesses.   The only kingdom I … Continue reading

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