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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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HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS

Published January 3, 2020 Blog Comments
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“Hope” is the thing with feathers –That perches in the soul –And sings the tune without the words –And never stops – at all – And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –And sore must be the storm –That could abash the little BirdThat kept so many warm – I’ve heard it in […]

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CATHIE CANEPA PHOTOGRAPHY

Published December 24, 2019 Blog, Uncategorized Comments
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Cathie Canepa got serious about photographing birds over six years ago. As she admits, “My painting and bird photography bring me so much joy.” It brings a lot of joy to us as well. Cathie’s work is regularly displayed at the San Diego County Fair and has received many awards.

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GLIDE

Published December 20, 2019 Blog Comments
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This past weekend, Hilary and I made our annual holiday pilgrimage to the Bay Area.  Our primary purpose was to visit Hilary’s 92- year-old mom, Virginia, and have lunch with Hilary’s family on Sunday.  We were also excited to meet our recently found 52-year-old nephew and his fiancée—but more on that later.  Saturday night we […]

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GRATITUDE AT GROUND ZERO

Published December 11, 2019 Blog, Uncategorized Comments
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In a recent share [Gratitude-A Postscript to The Cobbler] we focused on the power of gratitude to those who have written something that moved us-touched us—inspired us.  I want to go a little deeper and reflect upon those souls who are there for us in those early, darkest, hours after losing someone we deeply love. […]

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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A TIP VOLUNTEER

Published December 8, 2019 Blog, Your Stories Comments
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[This article by Kim Higgins originally appeared in the January 1992 edition of Western City Magazine. For more information about the Trauma Intervention Program see https://www.tipsandiego.org/] I’m a Trauma Intervention Volunteer. A day when I’m on call can easily disguise itself as routine in the chaos of the school morning rush.   Today the kids are […]

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WHERE DOES GRIEF DWELL?

Published December 4, 2019 Blog Comments
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It is one of the mysteries of our nature that a man, all unprepared, can receive a thunder-stroke like that and live. Mark Twain on the death of his second daughter. A recent share by one of the dads on the Helping Parents Heal FB page caught my eye. In the Lakota/Sioux tradition, a person […]

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THE BOOK COVER

Published November 18, 2019 Blog Comments
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“You can’t tell a book by its cover.”   I beg to differ. During most of 2015, and with the incredible help and guidance of my editor, Jan Weeks, we began to pull our book together.   By September the manuscript was pretty much done and I decided to self-publish using Amazon’s Create Space platform—now known as […]

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Author Bios

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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