Just checking in and reporting

Hello.  I am home after spending a day and a night in Kent, CT, at the annual NE Men’s Retreat.  It was a great time as usual.  If you ever get a chance to hear brother Howard Wright from Atlanta, go for it.  He spoke about being a “point man” for God/Jesus.  Also talked about the friendship we have with Jesus and mentoring.

One highlight was hanging out with Frank Bellizzi.  Last year, we randomly happened to meet each other at the Library Book sale in the town where the retreat takes place.  This year we got to visit and talk more.  We talked about church stuff, connections, FHU, ourselves, books, etc. over coffee with Henry Kissinger and then ended up eating lunch together as well (Hank couldn’t make it for lunch).  We covered everyone from F.D. Srygley to Benson to Foy to Rubel in chatting about Harding, FHU and books.


For those who are wondering, Frank is a real human, not a scamming Ivory Coastan or Nigerian pretending to be a Bible Chair in Amarillo, TX, in order to milk you out of millions of dollars, and he is really cool.

I want to visit him in Amarillo someday and attempt to eat the 72 oz steak.


On a completely unrelated sidenote, I am disillusioned with the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.  After all these years of admiring the accomplishments, consistency, and greatness of many a pro ball player from Ty Cobb to Cal Ripken, I find out that all it takes is $30 for an individual and $50 for a family to become a member.


That’s right, I am in there with Ruth, Mantle, and Sandberg (who will be on my membership card). I get free admission for a year, I already received my map and guide and plan to go there and spend a day later in the summer, and hopefully at least a second time during the winter.


7 thoughts on “Just checking in and reporting

  1. I grew up in Amarillo and spent a couple of years at the Amarillo Bible Chair, all before Frank got their. I only knew Frank from his excellent blog. And then we bumped into each other at a funeral … super nice guy.

    It’s always so cool when you can meet a blogger face to face. 🙂

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