Category Archives: Heroes

Those who have had a positive impact on humanity.

The Streets Belong to the People

Despite the billions of dollars poured into Haiti by well-intentioned NGO’s, Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince is the largest city in the world without a sewage system. You can include Cité Soleil, home to the Guepard Boxing Club in that unenviable … Continue reading

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The Hope of the World Rests on the Shoulders of a Homeless Man

I first heard Rich Mullins’ iconic song “You Did Not Have a Home” on Tom Booth’s “Captured” album. That was back in 2012 or so. A few months later, I walked into a near empty chapel as Tom and Father … Continue reading

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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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