Category Archives: Courage

Growing Between the Cracks

A volunteer plant grows on its own rather than being planted by a gardener. Continue reading

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A Tiny, Fierce Light That Lives On

Celebrating the indomitable spirit of my sister Lisa Stanley. Continue reading

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A Wildflower Running Free

A tribute to my dear sister, Lisa Allen Stanley, who passed away on Father’s Day, June 19, 2022, at the too-age of 63. Continue reading

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In Your Eyes, In Our Eyes

The first time ever I saw your faceI thought the sun rose in your eyesAnd the moon and the stars were the gifts you gaveTo the dark and the endless skies, my loveTo the dark and the endless skies Ewan … Continue reading

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The Sun Inside the Rain

Some men of character rise to the occasion when called upon to do so. Such was a man named Roddie Edmonds from Knoxville, Tennessee, who saved the lives of 200-300 American Jews in 1945. Continue reading

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The Victorious ‘Yes’

May my sister Lisa continue to transcend the sorrows of this world, may her strong spirit continue to soar. Continue reading

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Holes Let the Light Shine Through

Do our imperfections and vulnerabilities allow more light to shine through? Continue reading

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The Result of the Love of Thousands

My grandparents dreamed, hoped, and loved, and through their love for each other, they gave my parents the gift of life. Continue reading

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Your Timeless Smile

A letter written to my 3 year old grandson Lincoln. Continue reading

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Seen, Heard, Loved

Humankind’s search for meaning has many twisting turns and blind alleys, but basically each person seeks to be seen, heard, and loved. Continue reading

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