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About alohapromisesforever

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

Thought For the Day: Death Changes Us, the Living. In the Presence of Death, We Become More Aware of Life

“Death changes us, the living. In the presence of death, we become more aware of life…. It can inspire us to decide what really matters in life–and then to seek it.” – Candy Lightner

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A Short Explanation Regarding Absence

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, I had a heart attack. I have been in recovery and am now ready to start posting to Aloha Promises Forever. I am making a good recovery but have still yet to be referred to … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Good Moral Character Is the First Essential In A Person

“A good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life. It is therefore highly important that you should … Continue reading

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A Visit To An Exotic Feline Rescue

A Visit To An Exotic Feline Rescueby Michael DoyleI visited a feline rescueWith my daughters to take a viewThoughts given to the depravedAnd the gracious souls who’ve savedThese big cats, who were once littleDrawn towards the drama’s middleOf how humans … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If You Break Your Neck, If You have Nothing To Eat…Then You’ve Got A Problem. Everything Else Is An Inconvenience

“If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you’ve got a problem. Everything else is an inconvenience. Life is inconvenient. Life is lumpy. A lump in the oatmeal, a lump … Continue reading

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First Principles: I Often Note With Equal Pleasure That God Gave This One Connected Country To One United People

“I often note with equal pleasure that God gave this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in manners … Continue reading

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Once There Was A Beginning

Once There Was A Beginningby Michael DoyleOnce there was a beginningWhere two could end up winningA smile shared on a sunny dayYou really shook my blues awayYour two lips were surely meant for kissingAnd now here we are caught in … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Man Always Has Two Reasons For What He Does – A Good One and the Real One

“A man always has two reasons for what he does — a good one, and the real one.” – J. P. Morgan (1837-1913)

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First Principles: Falsehood of the Tongue Leads To That of the Heart, and In Time Depraves All Its Good Disposition

“It is of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth. There is no vice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Whole Aim of Practical Politics Is To Keep the Populace Alarmed (and Hence Clamorous To Be Led To Safety) By Menacing It With An Endless Series of Hobgoblins, All of Them Imaginary

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

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