Jeff Schwartz, the author of the amazing story Why I Believe In Angels and Miracles, shared with me this Ted Talk by his friend Joshua Wisch of Honolulu.

HARVESTING RICE

Joshua’s story, Harvesting Rice is extraordinarily heart-wrenching and powerful–that he stands before the world with such composure and serenity and shares his story without cracking is super-human. But, what really blew the top of my scull off is the staggering synergy and syncronicity with the next story we will be putting up on the site–a story about my brother and his incredible journey all over the globe. I’ll have more to say once we’ve posted Yvonne’s Story that takes place in Kigali, Rwanda. Thank you Jeff for sharing and thank you Joshua for your courage and grace.

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Casey Gauntt

is an attorney and senior executive of a major San Diego real estate company. He lives in Solana Beach, California, with his wife, Hilary. Casey grew up in Itasca, Illinois, graduated Lake Park High School in 1968, and received B.S., JD and MBA degrees from the University of Southern California.

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Jimmy Gauntt

was born and raised in Solana Beach and graduated from Torrey Pines High School in 2002.   A prestigious Trustee Scholar at the University of Southern California, he majored in English and Spanish. He authored six plays, five screenplays, and a multitude of poems and short stories. Beginning in 2010, the USC English Department annually bestows the Jimmy Gauntt Memorial Award—aka “The Jimmy”—to the top graduates in English.  Jimmy passed over to the other side in 2008 at age 24.

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