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About alohapromisesforever

Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses and husband to Ally Romani.

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Benjamin Franklin – Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin was born January 17, 1706 Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed the life and legacy of Benjamin Franklin as well as his Autobiography.   Today, is his birthday, and so the tutorial we have been following along with as a … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Agile

Breaking and entering like a perfectly formed wave Skimming along the top avoiding a watery grave Some might say that I’ve proved myself agile But, if they could see inside, they would see I’m fragile Marked up, bruised and  somewhat … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Those Who Cannot Achieve In Freedom, Clamor For Power

“Those who lack the capacity to achieve much in an atmosphere of freedom will clamor for power.”  – Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)      

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First Principles: Man Without Reason Is Like A Ship Without A Rudder

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” — Thomas Jefferson (1822)        

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Sonic Gems: Fats Waller – If You Got To Ask You Ain’t Got It

Born on May 21, 1904, American jazz composer and singer Thomas Wright”Fats” Waller became famed for his Harlem stride style and laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano before his premature death at 39 on December 15, 1943.  His best … Continue reading

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In the Presence of God

In the Presence of God by Michael Romani Finding ourselves in need of His presence Unable to make it without His essence Everyday and in every way, this is true In this breakaway world, nothing else will do Where there … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Aesop’s Fables

According to legend, born in approximately 620 BC, the Greek fabulist and story teller, Aesop, has been accredited with a plethora of stories each serving to teach invaluable lessons through the use of animals and inanimate objects that speak, problem … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Loophole

Sitting on the proverbial dock of the bay Discussing with my mates, trying to find a way Seated on the top of barrel roll Some sort of way, any kind of loophole That would allow me to somehow be A … Continue reading

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First Principles: Speak Seldom, On Point and With Expertise

“Speak seldom, but to important subjects, except such as particularly relate to your constituents, and, in the former case, make yourself perfectly master of the subject.” —George Washington (1787)        

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Thought For the Day: Daughters – Be Kind To Your Father

“Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, / Who loved thee so fondly as he? / He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, / And joined in thy innocent glee.” – Margaret Courtney, poet … Continue reading

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