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About alohapromisesforever

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

First Principles: Far From Being Rivals or Enemies, Religion and Law Are Twin Sisters, Friends, and Mutual Assistants

“Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular But One Must Take It Because One’s Conscience Tells One That It Is Right

“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’ Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” Vanity asks the question, “Is it popular?” But, conscience asks the question, “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position … Continue reading

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The Maze (Inside Our Minds)

The Maze (Inside Our Minds)by Michael DoyleConsciousness is who we areEqually near as it is farPast every bit of memoryRather in sadness or reveriePast the loops of improvisationThat edges us toward our creationTeetering there on the edges of madnessAre the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: May Each of You Have the Heart to Conceive, the Understanding To Direct, and the Hand to Execute Works That Will Make the World A Little Better For Your Having Been Here

 “My fondest hope for each one of you — and especially for the young people here — is that you will love your country, not for her power or wealth, but for her selflessness and her idealism. May each of … Continue reading

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First Principles: In the Supposed State of Nature, All Men Are Equally Bound By the Laws of Nature, Or To Speak More Properly, the Laws of the Creator

“In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator.” – Samuel Adams

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Well-Tempered Clavier Played In Discord

Well-Tempered Clavier Played In Discordby Michael DoyleThe disappointmentWas of an inevitabilityAfter all, to err is humanity’s Greatest capabilityVery few are hard wiredInto our grand designWe don’t stand a prayerIn the face of the divineEven the hand of the creatorIs open … Continue reading

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First Principles: Live Among Men As If God Beheld You; Speak With God As If Men Were Listening

“Live among men as if God beheld you; speak with God as if men were listening.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-AD 65)

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Thought For the Day: The Theory of the Communists May Be Summed Up In the Single Sentence: Abolition of Private Property….Take Away the Heritage of A People and They Are Easily Destroyed

“The theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property. … Take away the heritage of a people and they are easily destroyed.” – Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto (1848)

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On the Altar of My Life

On the Altar of My Lifeby Michael DoyleIn every moment, even or oddYou put me together, Lord GodIn every flaw and every breakYou have eased every single acheYou have shown me the truthLived every moment since my youthEvery shame of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: If Honor Be Your Clothing, The Suit Will Last A Lifetime; But If Clothing Be Your Honor, It Will Soon Be Worn Threadbare

“If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.” – William D. Arnot (1808–1875)

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