Category Archives: Awe and Wonder

America

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Banner Day for Team Guepard

Months ago, Gail Megaloudis Rongen – Chairman of the Board of the Nicole Megaloudis Foundation – and I decided to combine our energies and support a group of young men in Cité Soleil, Haiti who train 100 young boxers.  One … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Mr. Martini

I wisely took my bicycle ride at 0530 yesterday morning in anticipation of Wisconsin temperatures rising into the 90’s.  As the temperature climbed, I decided to build a bird house in the cool shade of my garage.  I found the … Continue reading

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Trout

Fifty years ago, I fished for trout in Bash Bish Brook on Mount Washington, Massachusetts with my brother.  Those were good days.  The few times I went salmon fishing in the Russian River when I lived in Alaska in the … Continue reading

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It Begins

               

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Washing of the Feet

As I view the pictures of Pope Francis washing prisoners’ feet yesterday, I am reminded of a passage from Jesuit James Martin’s masterpiece Jesus, A Pilgrimage … “… I never fail to think how different Christian churches would be if … Continue reading

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Gethsemane

The night that changed the world.

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Spring

Today is the first day of our third season in River Falls, Wisconsin.  As a child of the Berkshires, I love four seasons, and Spring is Mrs. tVM’s favorite season.  As temperatures moderate and swing from 50 to 20 and … Continue reading

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My Barking Dog

Mrs. tVM and I are more than pleased with our recent – and final – relocation.  I have no intentions of leaving this wonderful community of River Falls, Wisconsin.  Although my final will and testament state that my ashes will … Continue reading

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Memory

“The most powerful image of memory is the tree.” John O’Donohue, Anam Cara

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