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HARVEY SLOCUM-BEST DAM MAN IN THE WORLD (Part Four)

Published April 30, 2023 Blog Comments
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FOLSOM DAM, LURE OF BHAKRA AND MATTERS OF MONEY At the time of Herndon’s visit to Bull Shoals Dam, construction was nearly complete, and Slocum was being lobbied to take on several projects. One of them was the Folsom Dam in Folsom, California. Near the site of the prison, made famous by Johnny Cash’s hit, […]

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HARVEY SLOCUM-BEST DAM MAN IN THE WORLD (Part Three)

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THE LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY After losing out on the high dam job, Harvey returned to his home in Alhambra to battle his demons. Over the next year and a half, Harvey was in and out of a sanatorium—what we’d call today a rehab facility— on five different occasions as he battled alcoholism. As Herndon […]

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HARVEY SLOCUM- BEST DAM MAN IN THE WORLD (Part Two)

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Spreading His Wings and Struggling with Demons San Gabriel Dam Toward the end of 1928, Slocum was hired by Fisher, Ross, McDonald and Kalm as general superintendent to oversee construction of the San Gabriel Dam for the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. As designed, the $25,000,000, 512-foot-high, 2,500-foot-long concrete arch dam would have been, […]

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HARVEY SLOCUM BEST DAM MAN IN THE WORLD (Part One)

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Mankind is the most ornery critter in the world. He comes to a mountain, and he says, ‘You can’t stop me,’ and he drives a tunnel through it. He comes to a deep gorge, and he says, ‘I’ll step over you,’ and he throws a bridge over it. He comes to a great, ugly river, […]

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LIVE YOUR MOST EVOLVED LIFE FREE SUMMIT

Published January 18, 2023 Blog Comments
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Don’t miss out on the best Summit of 2023 – “Live Your Most Evolved Life!” hosted by the amazing Irene Weinberg of the Grief and Rebirth Podcast. AND IT’S FREE Each day, this FREE SUMMIT will celebrate a unique theme intended to help you heal, evolve, and transform at this exact time in your life […]

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HEALING WITH GRATITUDE

Published March 29, 2022 Blog Comments
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I’m a member of one of those Facebook groups, “You know you’re from______when,” and in my case it’s the Chicago suburb of Itasca.  Recently we’ve been sharing photos and comments about our favorite, and least favorite, elementary school teachers.  My junior high science teacher, Mrs. Wolf, was far and away my favorite teacher who instilled […]

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THE GAUNTT-CASE CLANS

Published February 15, 2022 Blog Comments
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I recently had the honor and privilege to once again be a guest on Jane Asher’s wonderful podcast, The Next Room.  We talked about my new book, THE GAUNTT-CASE CLANS-The Stories, The Legend and the Lore.  I was on Jane’s show in August of 2021 and we talked about our first book, Suffering Is the Only Honest […]

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TRADING SOULS

Published February 6, 2022 Blog Comments
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We’ve been watching on Paramount + the new TV Series 1883. For those not familiar with it, it’s a prequel to “Yellowstone,” that stars Kevin Costner as present day, big-time Montana rancher John Dutton.   1883 follows John/Kevin’s great-grandparents, James and Margaret Dutton (played by real life couple Faith Hill and Tim McGraw) as they flee […]

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THOMAS P. CAMRON

Published January 19, 2022 Blog Comments
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As I discovered a few years ago and shared in the story of the amazing life of my 3rd great aunt, Mary Sawyers, in 1857 her first husband, Samuel P. Swan, was among the 436 men who died when the SS Central America went down off the coast of North Carolina.   The steamship had been […]

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FOR THE BIRDS

Published December 21, 2021 Blog Comments
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It is my deep belief that through connection we heal. David Lindsay-Abaire, Pulitzer Prize winner for his play Rabbit Hole As many of you know, my work and writings over the past several years have focused on connection and the significant role it can play in healing from the transition of someone we deeply love.  When […]

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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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