Category Archives: Body

Summer Camp

Sixty years ago I attended YMCA summer camp at Pontoosuc Lake not far from Balance Rock State Park in the heart of the Berkshires.  Today, many kids in America spend their vacation in air-conditioned houses planted firmly in front of … Continue reading

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Donate to Team Guepard …. Please

I am very pleased to announce that you can now make a tax-exempt donation to Team Guepard by using any of the “Donate” buttons you may encounter on The Vitruvian Man website. Your donation will be processed through The Nicole … Continue reading

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Boxing for Peace with Team Guepard – Peace, Tolerance and Living Together

Our friends at Guepard Boxing Club in Cité Soleil (GBCCS) came to Team Guepard with an idea.  They call it Boxing for Peace.  It is a grand idea and I love anything that promotes PEACE.  I am also impressed that … Continue reading

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Harmony of Body and Spirit

The Spring 2017 issue of Human Development magazine focuses on ‘Health of Body and Spirit,’ and poses the question “How can we rediscover child-like harmony of body and spirit?”  That’s a good question, one we must ponder frequently.  The editors … Continue reading

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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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Getting By with a Little Help from Our Friends

We always manage to get by with a little help from our friends … A small group of family and friends have joined me and Gail Megalouidis Rongen – Chairman of the Board of The Nicole Megaloudis Foundation – in helping Guepard … Continue reading

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Team Guepard

Speed is essential to boxing at any level.  The cheetah is specialized for speed.  It is the fastest land animal on the planet.  “Guepard” is Cheetah in Haitian Creole. My friend Gail Rongen and I met Jaru on the streets … Continue reading

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Climbing Stairs

Fly fishing a few weeks ago, I lost my balance and fell into the cold river.  My chest waders quickly filled with water, but I kept my head high and struggled to my feet.  I squished my way slowly out … Continue reading

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The Homeless Need Help

Almsgiving – with prayer and fasting – is one of the three pillars of Lent.  I believe these three Lenten practices should be part of our lives throughout the year, not just during the Lenten season.  As you think about … Continue reading

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The Rocketeer

In 1974 or so, my good friend Honi “No Baloney” Garvin and I introduced hang gliding to Alaska.  We called our worthy craft the Kansas City Nightmare.  We were Cat Stevens fans and partial to the subtitle of the Cat’s … Continue reading

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