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Ron Santo: Hall of Famer, Finally!

Ron Santo: Hall of Famer, Finally!

Written by on July 17, 2012 in Health, Juvenile Diabetes Poems, News, Sports with 0 Comments

Ron Santo finally will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.  It is long overdue. The following poem was written in 2010 in honor of Mr. Santo, who gave so much for so many kids, and especially those with juvenile diabetes.                 For Every Kid: A […]

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The Legacy: A Poem from an Organ Donor to His or Her Family

The Legacy: A Poem from an Organ Donor to His or Her Family

It is still Organ Donation Month.  I am re-running “The Legacy.”  This is a poem written from the perspective of a donor to his or her family.  It is intended to provide words of comfort to the family, and as a tribute to both donor and the family. Donate Life: Your life will go on living! […]

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Donate Life: So Hope Will Live

Donate Life: So Hope Will Live

So Hope Will Live  This poem was written as a “thank you” from the perspective of an organ recipient to his or her  donor and donor family.  It is called “So Hope Will Live.”  It can be etched with room for a photograph.   Disclaimer: I am not an organ recipient, but I know someone who is, […]

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If there was no calendar, what day would it be?

Written by on January 2, 2012 in Education, Schools & Graduations, Politics with 0 Comments

Happy New Year!  Make it so. We make such a big deal about a new year.  We convince ourselves that, somehow, this one will be different and better than all the others. And perhaps it will. Each of us, of course, has some power, some ability, and some opportunity, to make it a better year […]

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Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient / Gratitude to Donors of Life

Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient / Gratitude to Donors of Life

Written by on November 2, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

So Hope Will Live (Part IV of IV) Today we conclude So Hope Will Live. This is Part IV. Boston College has a motto:  “Ever to Excel.”  It is adopted from Homer’s Iliad. It is a great motto for a great university and for all of us, because it encapsulates a pursuit that all of us should […]

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Steve Jobs Part II: An Extraordinary Life; An Organ Recipient

Steve Jobs Part II: An Extraordinary Life; An Organ Recipient

Written by on October 10, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation, Updates with 0 Comments

This is Part II of a poem called “So Hope Will Live,” which was written last year.  It was not written with Steve Jobs in mind, but it is a poem written from the perspective of an organ recipient who is alive because of someone else’s gift.  Donate Life: Your life will go on living. […]

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JDRF Walk to Cure DiabetesToday

Today is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes in Chicago.  Donate to help a child. Donate to help rid our world of the scourge of this disease.   And thank you to Ron Santo for his efforts on behalf of this organization and on behalf of these children.  www.jdrf.org (You can see a […]

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Off (or Back) to College – ‘Tis the Season

Back to School! Well, it’s back to school time.  All over the country, our students are preparing for another school year.  It’s an exciting, scary, exhilarating and expensive time.  Yet, these young people are the finest and best hope for a nation so in need of hope.  We need to be there for them, and […]

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For Every Kid: A Tribute to Ron Santo Part II of II

Written by on August 11, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, Sports with 0 Comments

For Every Kid:  Ron Santo has helped so many children who suffer from juvenile diabetes. The Chicago Cubs unveiled a beautiful statue of Mr. Santo last night. Here is part II, and the conclusion, of this poem. You saw the children suffer from the burdens that you knew. You gave your all the only way that […]

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Rerun! For Every Kid: A Tribute to Ron Santo Part I of II

Written by on August 9, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, Sports with 0 Comments

This poem was first printed last winter as a tribute to Ron Santo.  Today, Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs will be unveiling a statue of Mr. Santo in Wrigley Field.  Whether you agree or disagree that he belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he had extraordinary careers as a player and as a broadcaster and as […]

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