If You Want to Change the World

If you want to change the world start with this blueprint… Years ago, I watched Admiral William H. McRaven’s 2014 commencement speech at his alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin.  The speech is frequently known as the ‘Make Your Bed’ speech.  You may have seen an ad for it on one of your …

Anthropause

I learned two new words in 2020, anthropause and Anthropocene. Coined by a group of international researchers in a paper they collaboratively wrote in June 2020, anthropause means “a considerable global slowing of modern human activities, notably travel.”  This is how this group of researchers characterize the international lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19. …

The Faith of Job Garden

I have an idea.  I call it the Faith of Job Garden… My objective is to re-ignite the direct-giving program my friends and I created in 2017 and operated through 2018 to support the Guepard Boxing Club in Cité Soleil [GBCCS].  During that time, we fed upwards of 300 Haitian children, three days each week.  …

Faith Amid Doubt… Lincoln Still Smiles

The American landscape has changed drastically since I played chip-up baseball with Johnny Senger, Ray “Ping” Connors, the Filio brothers, and a handful of other future big-leaguers from nearby neighborhoods on the vacant lot behind the swamp next to our house on West Housatonic Street.  Kids don’t do that anymore. America has been far from …