Category Archives: Memorial

The Celtic Lassie is home. Her memorial is forever.

Landscape Architect’s rendering by Kenneth Soergel, ASLA. This is the Brandi Nicole Stanley Memorial Rose Garden, St Thomas Episcopal Church.

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We knew today was coming…

My sister was diagnosed with lung cancer about six months ago. She went to her doctor with a concern about her shortness of breath and a chronic cough. The doctor had her admitted to the local hospital for diagnosis, which … Continue reading

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One year ago today, she rode west on wings of light. “Think of me,” she wrote.

by Chuck Stanley

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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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Rest in peace my friends

I’d like you to meet five guys I met when I was in Vietnam. These guys were the crew aboard a Lockheed C-130E serial number 62-1785, of the 314th Tactical Airlift Wing based at Ching Chuan Kang Ab, China. Lockheed … Continue reading

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Trump has ended Performance Art forever

  “Aktion artist Hermann Nitsch, for example, was arrested and imprisoned numerous times for breaking Austrian indecency laws by masturbating and enacting violent sexual scenes in his performances” … (“(Art) History, it’s reputable” – John Smith in Mr. & Mrs. … Continue reading

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The Trump Presidential Library: an unpresidented(sic) and premature monument

  (2015) http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/11/donald-trump-presidential-library-and-museum By ann summers So many were in denial up to now. It’s time to anticipate the site for the Trump Presidential Library … will it be Mar-a-Lago, Las Vegas, Queens, Long Island, maybe in Scotland or Russia … … Continue reading

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Earth art… “Most people wouldn’t know (art) if it came up and bit them on the ass.” – Frank Zappa

 “Most people wouldn’t know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.” – Frank Zappa By ann summers This is why I always wanted my own bulldozer… (2015) Artist Michael Heizer, in the Nevada desert for 43 … Continue reading

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Fidel is Dead – only Trumpists could claim that Orange Gasbag’s election killed Castro

Fidel Castro devoted his life to bringing down America. On Nov 9, he lost all hope, knowing he’d never be able to compete with Donald Trump. — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) November 26, 2016    By ann summers Trumpian post-truth … 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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