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Thought For the Day: A Certain Amount of Opposition Is A Great Help To A Man. Kites Rise Against, Not With, the Wind

“A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind.” – John Neal, author and critic (25 Aug 1793-1876)

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First Principles: Man, Once Surrendering His Reason, Has No Remaining Guard Against Absurdities

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand … Continue reading

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Imagining Science Incorrectly

Imagine this:   With a huge portion of America’s business not being done from Covid lockdown, only 13% of carbon emissions were reduced.. Biden has stated a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 … Continue reading

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In the Precedent of 2020

In the Precedent of 2020by Michael DoyleThere is something setQuietly there in the precedentAn unlikely principle we forgetThat we’d not be without accidentWho it is that we are todayI hope that’s not too flippant to sayThat despite our efforts to … Continue reading

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Understanding Beyond Things Said

Understanding Beyond Things Saidby Michael DoyleThere it is in the subtle turn of your headAll things that go beyond what is saidIt’s there in the touch of your hand isn’t it dearThose moments when your love shines very clearAs we … Continue reading

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On Finding You Finding You

On Finding You Finding Youby Michael DoyleWithout a snort and very little poutYou said it all when you walked outI’ll say that I admire your integrityAs you work your own path and identityWho is to say what forges a personalityOnly … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: No Tree Becomes Rooted and Sturdy Unless Many A Wind Assails It

“No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it. For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley.” – … Continue reading

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Winchester I. The Arrival

There is a famous house in California built the widow of the same Winchester who invented the famous rifle of the same name. Winchester I. The Arrival by Michael Doyle The bell tolls in the dark of night While the … Continue reading

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The Dark Days of Great War

American History marches on into World War I. The Dark Days of Great War by Michael Doyle Like a thunderstorm in the darkest night The Great War descended in Europe’s sight Suddenly, it seemed that August night All of its … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Thought Is the Wind, Knowledge the Sail and Mankind the Vessel

“Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel.” – Augustus Hare      

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