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About alohapromisesforever

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

Happy Veterans Day 2019!

Aloha Promises Forever is taking this moment to memorialize and honor all veterans around the world and their families, but particularly those in the United States and Canada for their valor, sacrifices and duty in the service of freedom and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Valor Is Stability of Courage and the Soul

“Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.” –  Michel de Montaigne    

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First Principles: America Flourishes Due To Our Commitment To Good Character and Dedication to Liberty and Justice For All

“Our Founding Fathers understood that our country would survive and flourish if our Nation was committed to good character and an unyielding dedication to liberty and justice for all.” – George W. Bush      

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Collect Call

In humble gratitude, I offer this poem for those moments we feel most challenged in trying to understand the necessary balance of things as a poem of thankfulness #10: Collect Call by Michael Romani It’s moments like these When I’m … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday US Marine Corps 2019!

Semper fidelis to all who served in Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children and everyone who loves someone who did!! In honor of the Marine Corps, 244 years after it was formed, according to tradition, at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia on November … Continue reading

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First Principles: Just As War is Freedom’s Cost, Disagreement Is Freedom’s Privilege

“Just as war is freedom’s cost, disagreement is freedom’s privilege.” – William J. Clinton    

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Thought For the Day: You Can Preach A Better Sermon With Your Life Than With Your Lips

“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.”  – Oliver Goldsmith, writer and physician (10 Nov 1730-1774)    

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The Paradox of Being

A poem of gratitude #9 for all that God has brought into my life, all the lessons learned and the love felt as blessings along the way. The Paradox of Being by Michael Romani It’s there in our perspective Being … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: You Cannot Hope To Build A Better World Without Improving the Individuals

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being … Continue reading

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First Principles: When Planning For Posterity, Remember That Virtue Is Not Hereditary

“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.” – Thomas Paine (1776)    

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