Category Archives: Heroes

Those who have had a positive impact on humanity.

A Trip to the Museum

Over a month ago, my friends in Haiti at the Guepard Boxing Club in Cité Soleil proposed a camp to keep kids off the street and active while school is out for the summer. We shaved the budget down and … Continue reading

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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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Sophie’s Choice

Sophie’s Choice I had an original copy and read the first edition of Sophie’s Choice, William Styron’s opus, in 1979. I loaned it to someone but never got it back. I loved that book, and as I read it, I … 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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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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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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International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

Today, January 27, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The human race does not give proper attention and remembrance to ‘holocaust.’  If we did, the events would not repeat themselves with such regrettable regularity. On this day, we are called to … Continue reading

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