Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sonic Gems: Tom Ze – Defeito de Fabricacao

Born on October 11, 1936, Brazilian songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Tom Ze formerly known as Antonio Jose Santana Martins was influential in the Tropicalia movement of 1960s Brazil.  After a military crack down on this music, he went into obscurity … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Montaigne – Essays

Aloha Promises Forever has touched base on the lift and legacy of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne previously.  He is considered one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance and is recognized for popularizing the essay as a literary … Continue reading

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The Howling Man

In a continuation of my promise to my eldest princess and based on The Twilight Zone, Season 2: Episode 5: The Howling Man by Michael Romani It seems that life will always have its frustrations Some that lead us into … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Dim

Seems there is a lot of darkness all around Everywhere I look it overrides and surrounds Some say that the future is looking a little dim I listen and then I offer up my prayers to Him Still I cannot … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Strongest Motivation Is What Is In Our Hearts

“We discuss motives, but isn’t it always the same motive? ‘I have murder in my heart.’ Why do so many Americans have murder in their hearts? … We have been swept by social, technological and cultural revolution. The family blew … Continue reading

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First Principles: Gun Control Laws Only Disarm The Law Abiding

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.” – Cesare Beccaria This from the quill of one of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment Period.  Very little changes … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Premonition

I had a premonition that things would not be going well It was not so much that anyone had all that much to tell After all dead men don’t talk much being as they’re dead But with a single look … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Winners Are People Who Never Quit

“Winners are not people who Never Fail …But people who Never Quit.” – Tom Browning                  

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First Principles: What Is Inside A Person Matters More Than Appearance

“Do not conceive that fine Clothes make fine Men, any more than fine feathers make fine Birds.” – George Washington (1783) The worth of any person comes from what is inside not outward appearance.  I cannot count the number of … Continue reading

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Hacksaw Objector

Hacksaw Objector by Michael Romani The maliciousness of man to his fellow man Fighting wars with bullets and hand to hand Made a God fearing hero out of Desmond Doss As he valiantly protected others from their loss A conscientious … Continue reading

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