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Zachary, Sparring

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 4/18/2009
Topics: #Zachary #Karate Page Views: 2927
For family fun, we watch Zach beat the crap out of some poor kid.

Today was Gay Pride in Phoenix (we have it early because of the excessive June heat) but Michael and I didn't go. That's because we were at Grandpa Pride: Our grandson, Zachary, won First Place at a karate sparring competition, the East Valley Classic, and we were there.

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Zachary's Trophy

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 11/17/2008
Topics: #Zachary #Karate Page Views: 2842
Zach wins a trophy for his performance in a karate sparring match.

While Mary and I were in Virginia and the District of Columbia, Zachary was home in Arizona winning a karate trophy.

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Zachary's Second Red Belt

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 2/6/2010
Topics: #Karate #Zachary #EastMesaMixedMartialArts Page Views: 2687
Zachary runs, jumps and kicks his way to his final belt before Black in Mixed Martial Arts.

Today was the ceremony for Zachary's receiving his Second Red Belt in Mixed Martial Arts. This is the final belt before he actually achieves Black Belt. The ceremony is not a static affair; the participants got to display their prowess and proud parents got to take action photos.

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Zachary's Letter From Santa 2008

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 12/25/2008
Topics: #Zachary #Christmas #SantaClaus Page Views: 2574
Zach gets behind another seasonal tradition.

Each year on Christmas Eve, Zachary, who is nine-going-on-thirty, places a plate of Christmas cookies he's baked himself (under guidance, of course) and a glass of milk on a tray table near the tree for Santa. Since he's been able to write, he's also written Santa a note. Santa always leaves a reply. Zachary's note this year was so sweet and sincere, and Santa's reply so insightful, that we agreed I should share them with you.

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Zachary's Astrological Chart

By: Paul S. Cilwa Topics: #Astrology Page Views: 321
Zachary's stars!

You like new ideas and concepts, but you prefer to discover them by yourself—it is not easy for others to convert you to anything. You form your own opinions, but once you do form them, you then want to convince everyone else that they are correct. Try to be more tolerant of the opinions of others. You have a deep and abiding interest in science, mathematics, and the great social problems of the day. Very sympathetic toward the downtrodden, equality is your battle cry! You demand that those in authority be fair to all. You are an intellectual—emotions and emotional people are difficult for you to understand. You are known for being calm, cool, detached and objective.

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Zachary's 7th Birthday Trip

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/22/2006
Topics: #NewportBeach #Disneyland #McGrathStatePark #Zachary Page Views: 2106
We celebrate Zach's birthday with a trip to California!

We decided to celebrate my grandson Zachary's birthday with a trip. The original plan was to rent a motor home, drive it to California, spend Saturday at Disneyland, Sunday at McGrath State Beach, and return in time for work Monday morning. I did the math about six weeks ago, and started putting aside the money for it, paying in advance where possible.

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Zachary Morgan Cilwa-Rizzo

By: Paul S. Cilwa Page Views: 859
Photos of my amazing grandson, Zachary.

Who: Zachary Morgan Rizzo
Date and time: May 22, 1999 12:17 AM
Father: James Vincent Rizzo
Mother: Jennifer Ann Cilwa

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Zachary M. Rizzo Resume

By: Paul S. Cilwa Topics: #ZacharyRizzo #Resume Page Views: 303
Zach's resume for his music conservatory.

Zachary Rizzo, composer, is a 17-year-old senior in high school, who lives in Chandler, Arizona (not far from Phoenix). He studies with Anthony Aibel. His primary instruments are guitar and voice, and he hopes to attend a music conservatory in the fall.

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Zachary Gets His Orange Belt

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 4/15/2008
Topics: #Humor #Zachary #Karate Page Views: 775
Zach earns his orange belt in karate.

They grow up so fast. This past weekend, Zachary graduated into his Orange Belt in Karate. (The progression is white-yellow-orange). At this stage, he is actually "tested" in class, with his classmates, as they go along and orange "tips" are added to their yellow belts. Then they have a graduation.

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Zach's Sunsplash Birthday Party

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 5/24/2008
Topics: #Zachary #SunSplash Page Views: 464
Zach's 9th Birthday Party at SunSplash, a local water park.

Zachary turned 9 on May 22, but we celebrated it today with a party for his friends at SunSplash.

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