Tag Archives: Death

Word Cloud: CODA

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There are some people who begin to hear the ticking of the clock louder and louder in their lives, that relentless reminder that death is somewhere up ahead. They study it, try to pry at death’s … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ODYSSEY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Jane Kenyon (1947-1995)  made a long journey in a short life, before she died from leukemia a month and a day before her 48th birthday. In the years prior to her death, she published four volumes of … 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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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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In Memoriam: Brandi Nicole Stanley “Celtic Lassie” 1988 – 2015 “I will NOT go without a fight.”

Her name was Brandi Nicole Stanley. I am her father. Please remember her. Brandi lost her battle with cancer the evening of Memorial Day, last Monday. I was with her, holding her hand, as I had promised.

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