Category Archives: Mind

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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Making Dreams Come True

Last summer Team Guepard funded a trip to the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien, the National Museum of Haiti in Port-au-Prince. Ten-year old Djoulie Charles told Guepard Boxing Club of Cité Soleil (GBCCS) manager Justin Ricot, “I make a dream … Continue reading

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For the Minnesota Women’s Soccer Team

Following Minnesota Women’s Soccer premature exit from the Big Ten Tournament, which we won last year, we sit and patiently wait for next week’s selections to the 2017 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. I have a moment to catch my breath … Continue reading

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Creating a Better World with the Guepard Kids

After months of contemplation and work, Team Guepard took a major step this week as it funded the schooling of 18 young people from the Guepard Boxing Club of Cité Soleil, Haiti (GBCCS). We’ve been trying to find a way … Continue reading

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Children in America No Longer Know How to Play

Silly, but true. I had difficulty falling asleep last night after watching Trinidad and Tobago’s mighty Soca Warriors eliminate the United States of America from the 2018 World Cup. Another mouse roars. I tell myself it’s ‘just a game,’ but … Continue reading

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Shut Up … Listen Up … Pause … Reconsider

“In 2015, Public Policy Polling asked a broad sample of Democratic and Republican primary voters whether they would support bombing Agrabah. Nearly a third of Republican respondents said they would, versus 13 percent who opposed the idea. Democratic preferences were … Continue reading

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Proud to Honor America

I try to ignore gazillionaire entertainers who bash America and beyond-gazillionaire athletes who refuse to participate with their less fortunate brothers and sisters when they rise to sing the national anthem at professional sporting events. I try my best to … Continue reading

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I Need $18,667, Part 2

I need $18,667.00. I can send 50 children to school for a full year for $18,667. I need $18,667. With $18,667, we can pay for a full year’s tuition and purchase school uniforms and supplies for 50 children who can … Continue reading

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I Need $18,667, Part 1

I need $18,667.00.  I can send 50 children to school for a full year for $18,667.  I need $18,667.  With $18,667, we can pay for a full year’s tuition and purchase school uniforms and supplies for 50 children who can … 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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