With the Kinnickinnic River a short drive from the house and inspired by the thought that I can take my grandchildren on a grand adventure, I acquired a tandem kayak that is easily converted to a solo kayak.  Grandson Travis will be the first victim, but we will wait until summer vacation in just a […]

Guepard Boxing Club: Helping People Help Themselves

Two weeks ago, we discussed ‘the Education Triangle:’ the student, the parent(s)/guardian(s) and the teacher/school.  We noted that very few parents of the 20 children from Guepard Boxing Club who we send to school in Cité Soleil, Haiti have had formal education.  The role of the guardian under these circumstances becomes one of encouragement because […]


In a recent “Listen Well” offering, author, playwright and essayist Margaret Dulaney referenced the Irish mystic, Lorna Byrne.  Unfamiliar with Lorna Byrne, I did some research which quickly grabbed my attention.  I purchased her first book Angels in My Hair (©2008) and read the 300 pages over two months in small pieces.  The ‘about the […]

Who Is Your Neighbor?

Who is your neighbor?  No, I’m not asking the question from a biblical perspective.  I am asking the question from a strictly geographic perspective.  Who is the person who lives in the house or perhaps apartment next to your house or apartment?  Who is your neighbor? I was born in Gt. Barrington, Massachusetts in 1949.  […]