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About Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author

Retired mathematics teacher and high school athletics coach. Honors: 1988 Ct. Coach of the Year for H.S. Girls Voleyball and 2007 Inducted into the Ct. Women's Volleyball Hall of Fame. Since retiring have written two books; "The Little Red Chair," an autobiography about my life experience as a polio survivor and "A View From The Quiet Corner," a selection of poems and reflections. Presently I am a contributing author for the "Life Carrots" series primarily authored by Dave Mezzapelle of Goliathjobs.com.

The Swamp

“I am sunk in the abysmal swamp where there is no foothold; I have reached the watery depths; the flood overwhelms me.” – Psalm 69:3   We can think of at least two societal instances which, if fit the mold, can be referred to in terms … Continue reading

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Fear of Change

When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. “What do you want with us, Son … Continue reading

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Liberty

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“The man of the true religious tradition understands two things: liberty and obedience. The first means knowing what you really want. The second means knowing what you really trust.” – G.K. Chesterton “Liberty correctly understood…

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The Light of the World

My cousin recently brought to my attention an experience she had while attending weekly morning Mass. She and some regular attendees were blessed when time, circumstance and the things of nature divinely enhance the mundane.  What follows in the “click on” attachment is … Continue reading

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A Humbling Honor

Patty Sullo Macari, Alan Malizia & Justine Metz’84 ( Not pictured: assistant coach Craig Pucci) Al Malizia FCIAC HALL of Fame Class of 2017…   Al Malizia, former Stamford High School Math Teacher, author,  and 1967 SCHS graduate,  is a … Continue reading

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PENTECOST – Convincing Illumination

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“A man is not really convinced of a philosophic theory when he finds something proves it. He is only really convinced when he finds that everything proves it.” – G.K. Chesterton A  Jewish scholar who…

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The Holy Breath

” And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.” -Acts 2:2 As Pentecost approaches, Catholics and Christians around the world will celebrate the coming of the … Continue reading

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