Category Archives: Spirit

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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Guardian Angel

One of the first prayers I learned as a child is the prayer to my guardian angel. I continue to say it many times every day, when I rise, when I walk, when I go to bed. I find comfort in … Continue reading

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Children Giving Thanks

If you live in the United States, you may have celebrated Thanksgiving last Thursday. While you celebrate thanksgiving one day every year, the kids at the Guepard Boxing Club in Cité Soleil, Haiti (GBCCS) celebrate giving thanks every day of … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Loved to Dance

This beautiful poem was recorded by Alexander Carmichael in his Carmina Gadelica.  He tells us it was written by a woman who loved to dance … “THIS poem was taken down in 1866 from Mary Macrae, Harris. She came from … Continue reading

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Dog, the Great Teacher

I believe dog is the perfect creature. The original subtitle for my novella The Sixth Day was “The day God should have quit,” my conviction being that God should have stopped creating after he made the dog. Moving forward, I … 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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Celtic Spirituality

I believe Celtic spirituality and Native American spirituality have much in common.  I honor and respect each.  As Father Fitzgerald explains in his prayer book, “Celtic spirituality denotes special characteristics of prayer, devotion and worldview that come to us from … Continue reading

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Reaping Blessing for Autumn

I first became a reader of the Carmina Gadelica when I discovered a verse or two through a Celtic prayer book I used many years ago, a book that still resides on my desk for daily use. It is a … 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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