Author Archives: Chuck Stanley

About Chuck Stanley

Dr. Charlton (Chuck) Stanley is a board certified forensic psychologist, with interests in aviation psychology, peace officer selection and training, ethics and communication skills.

Flowers of the Forest – A short history of an historical lament, and this time it is personal

by Chuck Stanley It was September 9, 1513. The place was, and still is, a meadowland on a low hill just south of the village of Branxton, Northumberland, UK.  If one looks at satellite images of the area, you can … Continue reading

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We have a new writer – Steve Searls

by Chuck Stanley Steven D. Searls, better known as ‘Steven D’ in the blogosphere, has been a prolific contributor to several prominent blogs. Steve has written close to 1,500 blog posts on a variety of topics. He has agreed to … Continue reading

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Why Trump won’t quit. He can’t.

by Chuck Stanley Since last November 9, there has been widespread speculation, complete with polls and betting pools, whether Trump will last six months or a year. There has been speculation whether he might resign, or be removed from office … Continue reading

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Cruel is the snow that sweeps Glencoe…

by Chuck Stanley This is the story of a mass murder. A story of politics, of deceit, of a fearful leader, murder, honor by soldiers in the middle of a massacre, dishonor by their commanding officer, and of a cover-up. … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Mary Beth Stanley, 1968 – 2016: “Think of Me”

Her name was Mary Beth Stanley. I am her father, and she was the older of my two daughters. Please remember her. No child was ever wanted more. I was reluctant to have another kid, because money was tight and … Continue reading

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New Zealand Firefighters perform a powerful Haka for those lost on 9-11

by Chuck Stanley The Fire Service of New Zealand does the traditional Haka ceremonial war dance for their comrades who are about to do the annual Memorial Stair Climb of the Skytower. This climb is to celebrate the lives of … Continue reading

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We have a new writer.

By Chuck Stanley, Editor We were lucky enough to get Dr. Nicole Plyler Fisk to come on board as a writer.She is a very special person.  She teaches English, and points out that she has gone both the adoptive and … Continue reading

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Terry Welshans; New Contributor on FFS

By Chuck Stanley If you notice the list of authors, Terry Welshans has joined the team.  Terry is an eclectic kind of guy, who is interested in just about everything. I have known him for a couple of years. He … Continue reading

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Clinch Mountain and all the Blue Ridge weeps tonight. Ralph Stanley has Flown West.

Bluegrass music legend Ralph Edmund Stanley, better known around here as Dr. Ralph Stanley, passed across to the Other Side today. Cause of death has been given as complications from skin cancer.  He was best known for his “high lonesome” … Continue reading

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One year ago tonight, a brave heart was stilled. The Brandi Nicole Stanley story.

This is a story that begins with the ending. I have been working on the Brandi Story for twenty-five years. I write a few pages, and then start over. I made up a kind of biographical essay that we gave … Continue reading

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