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Published March 12, 2020 Blog Comments
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As I hit send on WITH US IN A NEW WAY, I knew deep in my gut I was asking you to attempt a swim with me across a very wide and turbulent river to the proposition that: When a critical mass of US truly accepts and acknowledges those we deeply love are all around […]

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SWIMMING TO THE OTHER SIDE

Published March 9, 2020 Blog Comments
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I put the finishing touches on WITH US IN A NEW WAY and sent it on Monday (March 2nd) to Mike Lueth, since he was the genesis of this cosmic probe.   I suppose—no, in fact—I was looking for some anchor for the possibly insane deep feeling in my gut that the veil between This Side […]

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WITH US IN A NEW WAY

Published March 3, 2020 Blog Comments
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In March of 2014 I published a post on WMSB  HOW TO WRITE A BEAUTIFUL CONDOLENCE CARD TO SOMEONE WHO HAS LOST A CHILD.   It is far and away the most visited post on the site.   In addition to many DON’TS, I offered the following ingredients for a beautiful message: Open strong with something from […]

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HERE TODAY…

Published February 22, 2020 Blog, Casey And Friends Comments
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I was walking on Solana Beach Wednesday afternoon heading north. It was crisp, cool, and crystal clear.   The tide was super low, and the tidepools and reefs were exposed. Tabletops, a popular surf spot, was firing and the score of surfers were shredding it.  I saw two people—a man and a woman-raking the sand.   My […]

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SENT BY A RABBI

Published February 19, 2020 Blog, Your Stories Comments
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This story comfortably lands in many categories:             It’s a Small, Small World             Kevin Bacon’s Six Degrees of Separation             Synchronicity            Are you kidding me?             And my personal favorite: If two points are destined to Touch, The Universe will always find a way to make the connection             I received an […]

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MY HOT WATER BOTTLE

Published February 12, 2020 Blog, Casey And Friends Comments
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And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer Isaiah 65:24   It was just before Christmas 2010 and a little over two years since Emily Sue Buckberry cold-called me and returned the letter from my father she had found in Coalwood WV forty years earlier.  I’d been thinking about all of […]

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FLOWERS ON THE RAILINGS

Published February 11, 2020 Blog, Casey And Friends Comments
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Tribe member, Christopher Ramirez   (I’M CHRISTIAN) sent me this last week.   I found this article on Yahoo News the other day.  It is such a great story of how our acts of remembering/celebrating the ones who have left this world are seen by and impact others.  I thought it was such a sweet gesture from […]

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THIS JUST IN

Published February 8, 2020 Blog, Casey And Friends Comments
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In 2016 we shared this post about the lengths to which our loved ones will go to leave signs for us.   No easy feat!   In the TRUST ME section of the post my childhood chum from Itasca, Mike Lueth,  told us about first finding quarters in the strangest of places, and then dimes-lots of dimes- […]

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THE MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION

Published January 26, 2020 Blog Comments
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A couple of years ago we joined Ancestry.com and Hilary and I gave each other for Christmas the DNA test.  We also gave the test to Hilary’s mother, Virginia, for her 90th birthday.   I was not shocked to learn I am 100% WASP-White Anglo-Saxon Protestant:  86% English, Scottish and Irish, and the rest Norwegian.   Good […]

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THOSE SIGNS THEY SEND US

Published January 15, 2020 Blog, Your Stories Comments
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My younger sister, Kerry, was recently offered a significant promotion at work. She joked when she applied that, after all the years of being a subordinate, she couldn’t really imagine being an “ordinate.” When she was actually offered the position of Head of Nursing Staffing at UCLA Medical Center’s Santa Monica Hospital and Ronald Reagan […]

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Write Me Something Beautiful Authors - Casey and Jimmy Gauntt

Casey Gauntt

is a retired attorney and former 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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