Category Archives: Mind

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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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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Goodness Always Re-Emerges

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Need and Greed

“There is enough for everyone’s need but not enough for everyone’s greed.” Mahatma Gandhi

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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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A Lesson from Jorge Bergoglio

I have a book within arm’s reach of my desk, What Did Jesus Ask?  The book is an interesting collection of essays by prominent leaders that reflect on questions that Jesus asked.  Jesus guides us with questions.  A few examples … 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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An Invitation to tVM Followers

It’s been 15 years since I wrote the first sentence to The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas “I was 12-years old when my father took me to my first Olympic Games.” Three years have passed since I published my seventh … Continue reading

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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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What Made You Happy Today?

I have been thinking about this all day.  Frequent visitors know that I listen to Pray As You Go, a spiritually reflective website produced by the Irish Jesuits.  This morning, I listened to the Examen for Children.  I shared it … Continue reading

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