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About alohapromisesforever

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

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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Thought For the Day: The Most Important Thing In Communication Is To Hear What Isn’t Being Said

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” – Peter Drucker

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First Principles: There Are Two Types of Education; One Should Teach Us How To Make A Living and the Other How To Live

“There are two types of education; One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live.” – John Adams

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First Principles: They Define A Republic To Be A Government of Laws and Not of Men

“They define a Republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams

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Thought For the day: Enter His Gates With Thanksgiving and His Courts With Praise

“Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” —Psalm 100:4-5

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All Nations To Acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, To Obey His Will, To Be Grateful For His Benefits and Humbly To Implore His Protection and Favors

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” – George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789

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Thought For the Day: As We Express Our Gratitude, We Must Never Forget That the Highest Appreciation Is Not To Utter Words, But To Live By Them

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

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In the Truth of Poetry

In the Truth of Poetryby Michael DoyleLife, it seems in as far as it is reachableIs filled with those moments that are teachableOne of the most powerful of lessons to learnIs the ability to quick study, determine and discernA poem … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Poetry Is A Sort of Homecoming

“Poetry is a sort of homecoming.” – Paul Celan, poet and translator (23 Nov 1920-1970)

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First Principals: Whatever May Be Our Wishes, Our Inclination or the Dictates of Our Passions, They Cannot Alter the States of Facts and Evidence

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclination, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – John Adams (1770)

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