Category Archives: Courage

Add a “Y” to Your Fox

I walked in the middle and was happy to be with men who were not willing to shut their eyes to life. Continue reading

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Dancing With Holidays Past

The best family holidays were full of laughter, dancing, and just being together. Continue reading

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The Superheroes Among Us

Young children live in the “now”, can we learn from them? Continue reading

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Ode to Halloweens Past

Fond memories of Halloweens past, full of mysteries and love. Continue reading

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Lisa’s Garden and Her Island Home

Lisa Stanley’s neighbors in the Island Home area of Knoxville have dedicated the green space just inside their neighborhood’s entrance as “Lisa’s Garden” in celebration of her life. Continue reading

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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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