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Published October 4, 2021 Blog Comments

Introduction Laura Ann Slinkard was a younger sister of my great grandmother, Elizabeth Jane “Betty” Slinkard.   Betty was born in 1857 to Solomon and Laura Glass Slinkard in Los Angeles.   She was the second of nine children: eight girls and two boys.   Laura Ann was the 7th born January 1, 1874, in White River, Tulare […]

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Published August 21, 2021 Blog Comments

I recently had the privilege to be a guest on Jane Asher’s podcast, The Next Room. Those of you from San Diego will undoubtedly recognize her voice. For several years Jane was a radio personality on KFMB and KIFM, among others. Her passion is now focused on helping others with loss, grief and healing. Here’s […]

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Published May 11, 2021 Blog Comments

Something pretty darned amazing unfolded over the past few weeks, and now I have to update the Postscript to the “When the Veil Comes Down” chapter of our new book.   For the three of you who have not read When the Veil Comes Down, here’s a quick recap of that chapter.  In February 2020, I […]

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Published May 10, 2021 Blog Comments

I’m excited to let you know about the upcoming “Conscious Grief” series, a FREE online event hosted by Tara Nash, that begins May 11. You will hear from 25 grief experts and guides. They include authors, mediums, therapists, healers, teachers, leaders and a regular guy like me, speaking on the power of intentional healing, community, […]

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Published April 22, 2021 Blog Comments

SPOILER ALERT:   If you have not yet seen Nomadland (which is winning everything) and don’t want to read one word about it until you do, then stop reading. Otherwise, I don’t give much away in this post.  Hilary and I watched Chloe Zhao’s exceptional film, Nomadland, within days of its release on Hulu.  It’s won […]

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Published April 19, 2021 Blog Comments

Several years ago, back in 2012 I think, I was combing through some of the writings of my grandmother, Henrietta Ellis Case, passed down to me by her daughter, my mother, Barbara.  Henrietta was a prolific writer and a wonderful storyteller as reflected in her many poems, short stories and journals.  I was intrigued by […]

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Casey Speaks to Helping Parents Heal About When the Veil Comes Down

Published April 14, 2021 Blog, Uncategorized Comments

On April 13 Casey spoke to the wonderful support group, Helping Parents Heal, about his new book WHEN THE VEIL COMES DOWN. He was joined on the call by his good friends and Shining Light Parents, Conrad and Paola Leslie, who together with their son-in-spirit, Nicolas, are featured in the chapters “Gifts From Nick” and […]

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Published March 9, 2021 Blog, first-9 Comments

Just Published! Casey Gauntt has written a new book available now on Amazon. Click Here to find out more. There is coming a time when there will be no veil. There will be no separation between us on this side of the veil and our loved ones on the other side. When the veil comes […]

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Published February 14, 2021 Blog Comments
What If, by Sharon Belknap

February 14, 2021 Happy Valentine’s Day! Yesterday I was cruising Solana Beach on my new E-Bike, thanks to my son-in-law, Ryan, who hooked me up with a great deal from Laguna Beach Bums. It was a spectacular day and a super-low tide. Wait a minute. As I write this, I realize this may be misconstrued […]

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Published January 8, 2021 Blog Comments
Evan Jimmy 2006 23rd Birthday

We recently received reach-outs from two of Jimmy’s close friends, both named Evan.  Coincidence?   I think not. Evan C. was one of Jimmy’s best friends growing up in Solana Beach.  They were joined at the hip through elementary, junior high and high school.   T-Ball, Little League, Pop Warner Football, soccer—they did everything together.  As wee-lads, […]

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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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