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First Principles: Wish Not So Much To Live Long As To Live Well

“Wish not so much to live long as to live well.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1746

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First Principles: When the Well’s Dry, We Know the Worth of Water

“When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.” – Benjamin Franklin

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First Principles: To Listen Well Is As Powerful A Means of Communication and Influence As To Talk Well

“To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.” ­– John Marshall

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Things Remembered

Things Rememberedby Michael DoyleDespite the well of star-crossed tearsHaving had been ponded through the yearsOf one thing, I have certainly foundThat there are enough words to be chased aroundOne thing proven is the swollen sure chanceInvolved in each moment lived … Continue reading

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For God So Loved the World

For God So Loved the Worldby Michael DoyleSpeaking across the latitude of agesComes the noble language of sagesTouching each soul as each an individualComprehended as fully as we are capableEternal questions fill up our needAs we learn and grow as … Continue reading

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Bloated Ramble

Another sort of look at how monsters are just good challenged and not evil… 😉 Bloated Rambleby Michael DoyleHumans fear the hours of the nightAll the darkness and absence of lightAnd all of the sounds that bring human frightSimply because … Continue reading

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The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share

Based in part on Exodus 20:17: The Temptation of Wanting Another’s Share by Michael Doyle It’s hard to be content in comparison Always measuring yourself on what is done By others when your race is your own Only to be … Continue reading

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Awed By Living

Life is for the living.  Let’s do it well! Awed By Living by Michael Doyle Counting the things of needed gratitude Instead of too often taking an attitude At and of those things of circumstance Forgetting to realize each moment’s … Continue reading

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First Principles: Wish Not As Much To Live Long As To Live Well

“Wish not as much to live long as to live well.” – Benjamin Franklin, in Poor Richards Almanack (1746)      

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Thought For the Day: If You Want Your Children To Turn Out Well, Spend Twice As Much Time With Them and Half As Much Money

“If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.” – Abigail Van Buren      

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