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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.

Kate

“However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give … Continue reading

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Advent Perspective: Reblog

Why Advent? Posted on December 7, 2014 by Alan A. Malizia: Contagious Optimism! Co-Author Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches. It is the beginning of the liturgical year in the Catholic Church, as well. It is … Continue reading

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How Have We Lost Our Touch?

“I will tell you how I failed once. I’ve failed many times, but this instance was notable. I was visiting lepers in Biluba, Africa. I had with me 500 silver crucifixes about two inches high. I intended to give each … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Originally posted on CROSSROADS-Right Choices:
On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving break, mom picked me up from school. We were going to stop by the supermarket, prior to returning home, for a few more Thanksgiving dinner food items. I was anxious to get home and enjoy every…

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A Moment of Silence

My first experience with Political Correctness (PC) was as a middle school student in the early 1960’s. One morning in home room when we rose from our seats for prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance, we were instead asked to … Continue reading

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Just A Thought (just for a laugh)

With the end of Daylight-Savings Time soon upon us I offer the following brief discourse for those who often may wonder, as do I; “Am I doing this correctly?” Charles P. Stone, a former New York advertising executive, who passed away … Continue reading

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CCC: Comprehensive, Cohesive, Certain

In considering the following sets of initials, GPS and CCC, I dare say that most Catholics can recognize and expand more on the first set than on the second. Each set has one thing in common; both guide us to a desired destination. GPS … Continue reading

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