Author Archives: Don

About Don

Social entrepreneur, Educator, Open Source Advocate

Are you going to start a maker space?

Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces (The Nerdy Teacher Presents) by Nicholas Provenzano My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s a good discussion about what makes a makerspace. I really loved the author’s personal touch in sharing his own experiences more … Continue reading

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An invitation to dialogue with our LGBTQ sisters and brothers

Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity by James Martin My rating: 5 of 5 stars A very insightful and wonderfully written book that I highly … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters of Penance

I spent the last several days here at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA with nearly forty Secular Franciscan sisters and brothers. We learned a great deal about multiculturalism and diversity. It was a great conference in a wonderful setting. … Continue reading

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Love yourself and love your life

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a real page turner. Mixing humor, practical wisdom and actual experience this book … Continue reading

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Ave Maria Gratia Plena, Dominus Tecum

During Lent I began a process of trying to remove toxicity from my life. Lent is always a time of new beginnings and since I don’t like giving up Chocolate and other goodies, I thought how can I get more … Continue reading

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The power of our own humanity

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier This is a great book. I loved it from beginning to end. Jean Vanier possesses great insights on living, acceptance and forgiveness. Because of this book I not only see myself differently but I also … Continue reading

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Fr. Robert Struzynski, OFM

I came across this wonderful story and video of a dear friend who told me 4 years ago following the Easter Vigil at Mt. Irenaeus that he would be leaving. Fr. Bob left the Mountain in May of 2013 and … Continue reading

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