tVM 2011 Summary

We initiated The Vitruvian Man, In Search of Kalos Kagathos blog seven months ago, in May 2011.  As we approach the end of the year, I want to share with you some observations on tVM in 2011. I hope that this blog has encouraged you to explore your spirituality and to explore how you interact …

Clarence Oddbody on Each Man’s Life

As Tom Shadyac professes in his film “I AM:”  we are all connected.  Each person on this planet is connected to every other man, woman and child, and it goes deeper still … all of creation is connected.  Our connectivity mandates that we make good choices because even the least of our actions affects the …

The Christmas Story

Most people — certainly those younger than 60 — may only know “Ben-Hur” as a chariot race that appeared in the 1959 Academy Award-winning film starring the late Charlton Heston.  That film used to be telecast regularly during the Christmas season, but it seems in recent years, we’re more apt to look for Ralphie in …

Let There Be Peace on Earth

God created the universe for Creation to enjoy, not destroy. tVM As the Christian world prepares to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, we take note of the fact that — according to Wars in the World.com updated November 29, 20011 — 56 countries on planet Earth are engaged in conflict. …

The Star Thrower

Yesterday as we drove down I-10, my friend Gerry told me the starfish story he heard … As the story goes, the beach was littered with thousands of starfish struggling to return to the sea.  Amid them was a young girl.  She picked them up one by one and began tossing them back into the …

Lost and Found

In our professional lives and in our personal lives, we need to know four things: where we’ve been where we are where we are going and how we are going to get there. If a man knows those four things, his chances of making a positive impact on the world are greatly increased. There are …

Felix Lucero, 1895 – 1951

If 1% of people who read this post have a clue of whom Felix Lucero is, I will be shocked, pleasantly shocked, but shocked nonetheless.  Mr. Lucero is as good an example as there is of a man who gave back to life more than it gave to him, and he performed quite extraordinary deeds …

Treating our Children with Dignity

Keeping in mind that every post on this blog is intended to make us better, I want to share a piece by C.S. Lewis that I read several months ago that is worth your consideration.  “We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the rising generation,” Mr. Lewis wrote in his book The Four …

Vision Quest III: June 20, 2012

At ‘oh-dark-thirty’ Saturday morning, I sat in my back yard staring into the dark sky in the direction of Orion the Hunter in the hope of spotting a meteor or two as the Earth passes through the dust of Halley’s Comet.  The annual event is called the Orionid Meteor Shower.  In the stillness of the …

Vision Quest, part II: Three Notable Vision Quests

The population of the world is approximately 7 billion, and nearly 60% of all men, women and children on this planet claim to practice one of these three religions: Christianity     2.1 billion Islam              1.5 billion Buddhism        376 million Common among these three religions is …