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In Honor and Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day

“If peace means a willingness to be exploited economically, dominated politically, humiliated and segregated, I don’t want peace. If peace means being complacently adjusted to a deadening status quo, I don’t want peace. If peace means keeping my mouth shut … 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: 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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Even the Mother of God

Even the Mother of Godby Michael DoyleEven the mother of God was humanTaking her steps best that she canWhen she became chosen with careThis world’s savior to carry and bearGabriel appeared in dead of the nightTelling her the truth and … Continue reading

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First Principles: Honor, Justice, and Humanity, Forbid Us Tamely To Surrender That Freedom Which We Received From Our Gallant Ancestors

“Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding … Continue reading

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The Hubris of Reputation

The Hubris of Reputationby Michael DoylePreferring victory over reconciliationThere lies that hint of absurd fascinationWith that hubris born from sheer arroganceThat forgets that excessive pride lacks eloquenceBelieving humanity cannot do any moreThan God or the gods ever meant us forAjax’s … Continue reading

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Happy Veterans Day 2021!

In honor of my brothers and sisters who have also served this country in time of war and peace and those who are active duty and continue to serve in the present, Aloha Promises Forever wishes you all a Happy … Continue reading

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Happy 246th Birthday United States Marine Corps

However you look at it, this nation of ours owes a huge debt of gratitude to all who serve or have served. This is especially true when it comes to that special sort of person who dares to take the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Never Give In, Except To Convictions of Honor and Good Sense

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Man Has Honor If He Holds Himself To An Ideal of Conduct Though It Is Inconvenient, Unprofitable, or Dangerous To Do So

“A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so.” – Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

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