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Just A Splash

Published August 12, 2014 Casey And Friends, Jimmy, Stories, Your Stories Comments
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By Hilary Gauntt Just thought I’d share this “sign” that made our day on Friday, August 1st. Casey and I went to an annual party of Casey’s 20-year clients at the Del Mar racetrack. Casey loves this party because it’s packed with real estate developers, bankers and lawyers from all over the country he has […]

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Gravity

Published May 15, 2014 Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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Gravity By Casey Gauntt Reader Alert—read The Letter, Impeccable Timing, For Jon and the Vern Case stories first Flashback from The Letter, Impeccable Timing and For Jon I left the shaft job and my new friends in Coalwood, West Virgnia in late August, 1968 and flew home to Chicago. Ten days later I was in […]

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Why I Believe In Angels and Miracles—Casey’s Epilogue

Published May 4, 2014 Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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This is a time-seasoned, deeply-felt response to Jeff Schwartz’s story published six months back you can read here: Why I Believe in Angels Why I Believe in Angels and Miracles —Casey’s Epilogue By: Casey Gauntt Jeff’s beautiful story deeply resonated with Hilary, Brittany and me. We too encountered some angels and miracles within the first […]

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The Fraternity

Published April 1, 2014 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, first-9, Jimmy, Stories Comments
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The Fraternity By Casey Gauntt December 21, 2010 This day, forty years ago, my father took his life in his office at Case Foundation Company in a suburb of Chicago. In addition to the ones that spooled out and are described in this story, there is a whole bunch of other bizarre syncronicities that specifically […]

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Suffering Is The Only Honest Work

Published February 23, 2014 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, Jimmy, Stories Comments
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Suffering Is The Only Honest Work By Casey Gauntt This story is because of Tom Strickler and his drive, leadership, mentorship,  generosity and love for Jimmy Gauntt.  Jimmy first met Tom in 2006.  As a  founding partner of Endeavor—now William Morris Endeavor— one of the most powerful entertainment agencies in the country, Tom was a […]

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Yvonne’s Story

Published February 12, 2014 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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Introduction of Roshi Genro Gauntt This next leg of the journey led me—or rather I should say my older brother Grover, aka Roshi, Genro, Kamanzi and G.G.—took me to Central Africa. My brother, deep in his soul, has been a Zen Buddhist as long as I have known him, notwithstanding our centuries-long heritage of Anglo-Saxon […]

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Impeccable Timing

Published December 22, 2013 Casey And Friends, Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the time he killed himself.

Impeccable Timing By Casey Gauntt December 22, 2010 A friend of mine sent me an email at my office. It wasn’t directed only to me—there was a gaggle (forgive me, James Lipton) of addressees: Subject: Merry Christmas from Johnny Carson Johnny Carson once quipped: “I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and […]

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Why I Believe in Angels

Published November 4, 2013 Casey And Friends, Stories, Your Stories Comments
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Introduction By Casey Gauntt Jeff Schwartz shared with us a story we put up on the site a couple of years ago titled Lions On The Bridge. It is a terrific story but, as Jeff explains below, it was only a tune-up for the heavy lifting he had to do for this one. I want […]

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The Rabbit Hole Letters

Published August 6, 2013 Casey's Stories, Stories Comments
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The Rabbit Hole Letters By Casey Gauntt [Note: the events in this story take place between April and August of 2009] Rabbit Hole: An entrance to a rabbit’s burrow or warren; a bizarre or difficult state or situation; a portal into a different, strange world; and all of the above. David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the Rabbit […]

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For Nika

Published June 14, 2013 Casey And Friends, Stories, Your Stories Comments
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Casey and John in 1977

Introduction By: Casey Gauntt Hugh Sill and I reconnected in February of 2011 in a very powerful way. A mutual friend of ours, John Morehouse, facilitated the reunion. Hugh and I were pledge brothers at USC, picked pineapples one college summer in Maui with John, a football player from Cornell, and we all became very […]

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Author Bios

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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