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Mario Tenaglia
Mario Tenaglia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature, a minor in Italian, and a concentration in Poetry Writing. He has a large collection of poems, a few non-fiction books, and many other pieces (fiction or otherwise) in progress with more to come! Currently he lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is a voracious reader of the classics and eclectic good stories of all kinds through the ages and from around the world. He is known to be prone to spontaneous outbursts of happiness and enthusiasm often accompanied by sweeping and peculiar ideas and inspirations. He also boasts a Bachelors of Science in Accounting which gave him the foundation to open his own bookkeeping and admin services company MT Services. When Mario's not writing or reading or "keeping the books," he can likely be found backpacking in the wilderness or involved in service work as a dedicated and devoted spiritual minister. Mario can be reached through his company’s website at as well as through his blog here at HuffPo.

Entries by Mario Tenaglia

Birth of a Lion and the Great American Bildungsroman

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 12:15 PM

Arma virumque cano
- Virgil ; The Aeneid Book 1, Line 1

I was in Philadelphia all day on Saturday. I went to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in the morning, the Italian Markets, Reading Terminal, the Barnes Foundation, and Chinatown in the afternoon, and saw The...

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Ode: To All Of It

(0) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 4:17 AM

He was like a guardian unto me. His grey fedora the rim of my world, smiling down all around me, bobbing up down on his fat knees. He was a dancer actually, and quite a good one at that too. He was funny, and I remember him making people laugh...

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Pain: A Gateway to Transcendence

(3) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 10:04 AM

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
- John Lennon

According to Hesiod, an ancient Greek poet who wrote The Theogony around the time of Homer, the Algea are minor deities, the offspring of Eris and

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The Power of Doing It: A Case for Living Out Our Dreams

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 12:30 PM

Living our dreams is a phrase we hear often and probably, if you're anything like me at least, spend much of your time and day thinking and contemplating about how you can do them more -- more of what you really want to do with your life. The funny thing...

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How to Do Some Good -- The Mission of Millennials Today and Everyday

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 3:37 PM

In a world of skepticism, negativity and tattered truths, I found Ignite Good by happenstance really. Paul Kaye, the President of MSIA and the Heartfelt Foundation invited me and a bunch of other spirited and eager millennials to a presentation meeting about Ignite Good and making a difference in the...

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