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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.

Putting One’s Hand To The Plow

“Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and … Continue reading

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The Lenten Journey

For those who do not know, Lent is a journey. It is observed by Catholic and most other Christian denominations. The journey begins on Ash Wednesday, and lasts forty days. During that time Christians practice prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Prayer represents how we relate to God, fasting represents how we relate to … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Day

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Valentine (Valentinius: Latin) was a Roman Priest at the time of emperor Claudius, a persecutor of the church. Claudius had an edict to prohibit marriage of young people; based on the theory that unmarried soldiers fought…

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How Catholics See Mary

Beginning in the spring of 1917, nine-year-old Lucia dos Santos and her cousins Francesco and Jacinta Marto of Aljustrel in the parish of Fatima, Portugal reported apparitions of an Angel, and starting in May 1917, apparitions of the Virgin Mary, whom the … Continue reading

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Who is Roe?

To complete the third re-post of three on the topic of abortion which has been in the forefront this past week, I am posting my: Who is Roe? Since the writing of this post the real person behind the name Roe … Continue reading

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The Significant Spark

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face…

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Why Life Is Precious

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In light of the recent video evidence revealing the harvesting and sale of aborted baby organs by Planned Parenthood, I find it puzzling; not that so many find the practice abhorrent, but that it is…

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