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Thought For the Day: The True Meaning of America, you ask?…Freedom Is What America Means To the World. And To Me.

“The true meaning of America, you ask? It’s in a Texas rodeo, in a policeman’s badge, in the sound of laughing children, in a political rally, in a newspaper… In all these things, and many more, you’ll find America. In … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Think All the World Would Gain By Setting Commerce At Perfect Liberty

“I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson (1785)

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The Christmas That Was Tragic

The Christmas That Was Tragicby Michael Doyle This Sunday, Christmas, is a bit tragicWhen we’ve stopped believing in magicWe call it adulting but it’s really notIt’s just the goodness we’ve simply forgot Take a deep breath, and try to believeIn … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Ideas Are Indeed the Most Dangerous Weapons In the World

“Ideas are indeed the most dangerous weapons in the world. Our ideas of freedom are the most powerful political weapons man has ever forged.” – Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

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Ode To A Tipsy Fairy

Ode To A Tipsy Fairyby Michael DoyleAfter 40 hours locked inside the slave mindIt will take three pints just to leave it behindAnswers needed can’t be found without right questionsThe urgency felt is constrained by life’s hesitationsFundamentally sought within my … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Question Is Whether Or Not You Choose To Disturb the World Around You, Or If you Choose To Let It Go On As If You Had Never Arrived

“The question is whether or not you choose to disturb the world around you, or if you choose to let it go on as if you had never arrived.” – Ann Patchett, writer (b. 2 Dec 1963)

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First Principles: It Should Be the Highest Ambition of Every American To Extend His Views Beyond Himself

“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be … Continue reading

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Rough Edges

Rough Edgesby Michael DoyleSometimes it seemsI’ve lost all my dreamsAt the rough edgesAnd window ledgesAre all I’m hanging ontoIt’s been so long since I’ve held youStuck working the night shiftIn a world full of griftThe system works its cutAgainst the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Do You Wish the World Were Happy? Then Remember Day By Day, Just To Scatter Seeds of Kindness As You Pass Along the Way

“Do you wish the world were happy? / Then remember day by day, / Just to scatter seeds of kindness / As you pass along the way.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox, poet (5 Nov 1850-1919)

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This Is the Baseline

This Is the Baselineby Michael DoyleThis This is the baselineMissed The punchline that was a signThat That showed us the worldAs Every dream was found fetal and curledMost stages of consciousnessAre degrees of insanityMirrored images of pretentiousnessHeld to the light … Continue reading

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