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John Passaro

Ever since becoming an involuntary member of the “Life-Changing Events Club” in 2009 when my daughter lost oxygen to her brain for 6 minutes,

I have viewed life with a new perspective.

That new perspective has been the greatest gift of my life.

I believe in life’s ordinary events there is extraordinary meaning.

I believe within our lives there are many life lessons which, when applied, can vastly prepare us for what is to come in our lives.

I believe everything we do and everything that happens to us in our life – happens for a reason.

I know the reason may take many years to come to the surface.

But it most certainly will.

And, I believe, if you are paying attention, you will realize the magnificence of how the universe works.

Here is my vision for my life and for this blog:

To improve the quality of other people’s lives by converting my life experience into the seeds of love, kindness, gratitude, and appreciation which I will plant in the soul of others.

I will be present and nurture this new spirit during chaos and crisis and share in and enhance the bloom of this spirit during accomplishment.

To live in a manner and way which will inspire those I serendipitously share paths with to live their version of the same in their lives.

That is the vision for my life and for this blog.

Thank you for your support.

Impatience is Expensive

Francisco Lindor of the NY Mets, who is signed to a 10-year $341 million dollar contract received 77 points in the 2022 NL MVP voting. Andres’ Giminez, who is pre-arbitration eligible (MLB Minimum wage) and who was traded for Lindor, from the Cleveland Indians received 144 points in […]

Inside Greatness

There reaches a point in a wrestler’s career where a wrestler realizes that his real opponent and his real fight is against himself. The challenge: To be able to push himself to limits, he never thought possible in circumstances he never could have imagined. To never be broken […]

Unlucky 13

Last night, Dylan Cease became the 13th pitcher in the last 25 years to lose a no-hitter on the final out. The other 12 pitchers were: Miles Mikolos – 2022 Sean Newcomb – 2018 Mathew Boyd – 2017 Matt Moore – 2016 Carlos Carrasco – 2015 Shelby Miller […]

TIMELESS

One of her most valuable possessions in her life was a letter from me letting her know that I appreciated her and the way that she brought me up.

And that was a great feeling.

The Banana Peel

Dreams. The closer you get to them sometimes the harder they are to achieve. Even if you do everything right they can cruelly evaporate in a city second. While watching the game yesterday between Chatham and Orleans the shortstop from Orleans stood out. He was smooth. He had […]

That Feeling of Home

When I was a young dad, and my kids where 2 & 4 years old, it was common for me and my wife to buy a pizza and eat it as a family on the pitching mound of the East Moriches Little League Field. I feel at home […]