Category Archives: Spirit

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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Coming Soon: A Day at the Museum

Last week, we made a plea to raise $900 so we could take 150 Haitian children from the Cité Soleil neighborhood to Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti so they can visit their national museum.  I am pleased to report that … Continue reading

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The Strength of the Human Spirit

I will admit that there are times when I doubt the strength of the human spirit. That may have something to do with all the nonsense the news and social media assaults me with throughout the day. But as the … Continue reading

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Nebulae and Flowers As Spiritual Guides

I looked up from the book I was reading in my backyard and stared into a flower.  Earlier in the week, I looked at pictures of nebulae for no particular reason other than they were beautiful.  As I stared into … 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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Desert Reflections: Interior truth

Fr Greg uses Kierkegaard’s analysis of Abraham’s seemingly horific willingness to sacrifice Isaac to point to the impossibilty of rightly judging the morality of others based on what we see from the outside. Only God can see what’s going on … 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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