Tag Archives: Understanding

Learning To Do the Math

2nd poem from the work shop: Learning To Do Math by Michael Doyle She spoke eloquently of her calculations While I sat mystified; musing on the math That is found in music and in so much art Wondering how it … Continue reading

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Thought for the Day: May Each of You Have the Heart To Conceive, the Understanding to Direct and the Hand To Execute the Works That Will Make the World A Little Better For You Having Been Here

“My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for the young people here — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of … Continue reading

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On Attempting To Be A Good Father

As Father’s Day approaches, I am thinking a lot on what it means to be a father to my two daughters.  I am woefully aware that as they approach their teenage years, there are things I might have said and … Continue reading

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The Moral Imagination

It is not enough to give to our children and our society definitions of right and wrong or normless stories and books leading to an inability to make the profound decisions needed for the better world we so desperately need. … 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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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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An Examination of Novels

When it comes to fiction, there is no greater work of prose than the novel. An Examination of Novels by Michael Doyle A fiction in prose of a certain extent Presented in many ways of palatable content How further might … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Love of Truth and A Veneration of Virtue Are the Latent Spark For People Capable of Understanding

“Human nature itself is evermore an advocate for liberty. There is also in human nature a resentment of injury, and indignation against wrong. A love of truth and a veneration of virtue. These amiable passions, are the “latent spark”… If … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Noblest Pleasure Is the Joy of Understanding

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo Da Vinci    

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Given In Our Father’s Measure

Based in part on Luke 6:38: Given In Our Father’s Measure by Michael Doyle Give unto the fullness of our own measure We will know and give our heavenly treasure It’s on ourselves to set rightness in motion To be the … Continue reading

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