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Protected: MARY SAWYERS SWAN COOK (1839-1924)

Published November 3, 2018 Blog, Casey's Stories Comments
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A TOUCH IN TENNESSEE

Published October 30, 2018 Blog, Casey's Stories Comments
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A TOUCH IN TENNESSEE-AND THAT’S THAT   Hilary and I just got back from a week in Nashville and Blackberry Farm (just outside Knoxville) with our great friends, Terri and Bill.   Something pretty interesting happened on our second night in Nashville at our hotel.   But first, some Backstory.    Two weeks earlier Hilary and I were […]

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YOU ARE AWESOME

Published September 2, 2018 Blog, Casey And Friends Comments
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Gregg, an old friend of mine—heck, come to think of it, most of my friends are old—shared this little video with our high school classmates.   I love the message of the power and beauty of paying someone a compliment, acknowledging something good they have done, telling someone they are appreciated, loved; that they are […]

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN US by Laura Lynne Jackson

Published August 30, 2018 Blog, Casey's Stories Comments
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The Light Between Us–More on Shoulder Taps and Entanglement and Other Such Stuff Our souls, ourselves, our experiences, our existence—these are not isolated in any way.   The universe is not a place of separateness, it is a place of entanglement.  We are connected to others in ways we cannot fathom.   Laura Lynne Jackson, The Light […]

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THE TENTH

Published August 19, 2018 Blog, Casey And Friends Comments
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It was at Idlehour in 1910 that Mishka first witnessed the Rostov’s long-standing tradition—of gathering on the tenth anniversary of a family member’s death to raise a glass of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.   A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles August 9, 2018 was Jimmy’s 10th Angel Date.  It was surreal to have it feel like “it’s already […]

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TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED, by Joshua Wisch

Published August 17, 2018 Blog, Casey And Friends Comments
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My friend from Honolulu, Josh Wisch, recently posted this sage advice on Facebook.  Even though some of us are now orphans, it’s not too late to write and preserve the stories of your parents and other relatives.  Heck, give this to your kids and have them interview you.   I wrote a little post awhile back […]

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MELANCOLIE REVISITED

Published August 7, 2018 Blog, Casey's Stories Comments
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I wanted to share a couple of comments from our healing tribe to the photo of the Melancolie sculpture. Raphael carries this photo on his phone to remind him of the grief he carries with the loss of his 21 year old daughter, Cristina, three years ago.   Grief is indeed a very heavy load, particularly […]

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MELANCOLIE

Published August 6, 2018 Blog, Casey's Stories Comments
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  This one may be worth a million. This sculpture, called Melancolie, is by Romanian artist Albert Gyorgy and displayed in a park alongside Lake Geneva, Switzerland. Here is a link to an article that provides more information about the sculpture, artist and the deep emotions this […]

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LA LETTERA

Published July 11, 2018 Blog, Casey's Stories Comments
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 Ero seduto nel mio ufficio dove praticavo la professione di avvocato in una mattina soleggiata a San Diego California, ma nonostante la bellissima  e solare giornata, mi sentivo molto triste. Tre mesi fa avevo perso mio figlio Jimmy  che aveva 24 anni. Dopo essere stato ad una festa con amici, Jimmy aveva deciso di camminare […]

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2011-ANOTHER YEAR IN THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Published July 8, 2018 Blog, Casey And Friends Comments
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Introduction by Casey Gauntt (July 2018) Although I’ve been corresponding with Charlie Myers for over seven years, I finally had the privilege of meeting him for the first time a couple of months ago.   Charlie, who now lives in Dallas, and Jan Weeks from Grand Junction spent a few days in anything-but sunny Solana Beach.  […]

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Write Me Something Beautiful Authors - Casey and Jimmy Gauntt

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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