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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.

I Want to Live

Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will be attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The two-time Super Bowl champion (one as a player, one as a coach) said he … Continue reading

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Of Truth and Reality

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A reprise blog from: March 16, 2014 Alonso Quixana (Don Quixote) is an aging gentleman who is enamored by and devours books about chivalry. He becomes so absorbed with the subject that he soon escapes…

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Jack Frost

         “…art cries out for an artist. It is plainly impossible that so standard a work as the Universe should remain anonymous.” – G.K. Chesterton One morning my sister-in-law captured a photo of the top image that was left on her windshield … Continue reading

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All Is Calm, All Is Bright

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Before 2019 Christmas was as it always was. The hustle and bustle of gift shopping, tree and house decorations, cards coming and going, the anticipation of children as they looked forward to the Christmas break…

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The Good Christmas Thief

“The Thief Who Understood Value” I was disappointed to find that the life-size Nativity was not on display in the Danielson town green some years ago. My first thought, knowing our times, was that some objection to the display might … Continue reading

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Where Advent Leads

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Let’s go back and think of all the repercussions of the sin of Adam.?There isn’t an Arab; there isn’t an American;??there isn’t a European; there isn’t an Asiatic in the world who does not feel…

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Why Advent? Revisited.

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 a time of both anticipation and preparation for the celebration of the Birth of … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

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The Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test Jesus?they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.?He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is…

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“My All Hallows Eve”

An excerpt from “A View From The Quiet Corner”. An autumn eve has fallen. Through my window I gazed entranced. Wisps of gossamer clouds propelled by gentle winds intermittently mask the features of a harvest moon. These passing veils are … Continue reading

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The Challenge for Christ

Christ’s challenge was not Satan, but, rather, human weakness. He experienced all that we do except He never gave in to the inherent abuse of the senses. Hunger, thirst, unfulfilled can acquiesce to some threat or reward. Satan is not … Continue reading

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