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About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.

First Principles: Power’s Encroaching Nature Must Be Restrained

“It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it.” – James Madison, in Federalist 48    

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Thought For the Day: Aphorisms Only Briefly Disturb the Wisdom of Silence

“Aphorisms respect the wisdom of silence by disturbing it, but briefly.” – Yahia Lababidi, aphorist (b. 25 Sep 1973)    

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First Principles: The Foundation of the Constitution Rests On Adhering To the Boundaries of the Tenth Amendment

“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Use Things and Love People

“We must use things and love people; not the other way around.” – Chris Long      

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Happy Fall Equinox!!

Goodbye to summer, Hello to Fall!

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In Spiritual Growth

Based in part on: Galatians 5:22-23 New International Version (NIV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. In Spiritual Growth by Michael Romani … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Unfallen

Today’s challenge is yet another from a conversation with a friend.  I was explaining to Veri that years ago I had formed a guild in a fairly popular online game and called that guild The Unfallen.  The guild’s purpose was … Continue reading

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First Principles: Around the World, Liberty Is Granted By Power; In America Liberty Grants Charters of Power

“In Europe, charters of liberty have been granted by power. America has set the example … of charters of power granted by liberty. This revolution in the practice of the world, may, with an honest praise, be pronounced the most … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Give Each Other The Space To Grow and Be Ourselves

“We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Eccentric

Another waking up Saturday morning feeling eccentric Slow drips of caffeine sips making my world concentric Love to say I was feeling the part of a royal descendent But, I will say that my path some times seems transcendent Laughing … Continue reading

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