Category Archives: Family

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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Remember Who You Are

Knowledge of our ancestors, the people who made our lives possible, guides us and helps us remember who we are. 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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