Dick Stannard's Blog http://dickstannard.com My World As I See It Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 55117277 Abandoned At Birth With No Legs, Jennifer Bricker, Has a Surprise Sister http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/21/abandoned-birth-no-legs-surprise-sister/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/21/abandoned-birth-no-legs-surprise-sister/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:00:52 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=7849 Amanda Bricker

The Girl Who Was Forbidden to Say “Can’t” I found the story of Jennifer Bricker, the girl with no legs, on Wimp.com, a family friendly website with videos on a wide range of categories. Be sure to check it out.  You won’t be sorry. This is an inspirational story of a baby girl who was […]

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See What Happened When Teacher Nancy Flexer Retired – and Get A Kleenex http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/19/see-what-happened-when-nancy-flexer-retired-and-get-a-kleenex/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/19/see-what-happened-when-nancy-flexer-retired-and-get-a-kleenex/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=8066 Nancy Flexer Retires 2

 Intro There is a website and also a YouTube Channel with the name SoulPancake (how it got this strange name I don’t know) that features a variety of interesting, creative and uplifting videos for all ages that are well worth watching. Check it out at: http://soulpancake.com/ and on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/soulpancake One of the featured […]

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Who Reads Newspapers? See if You Can Identify Yourself http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/17/who-reads-newspapers/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/17/who-reads-newspapers/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2017 15:00:14 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=7983 Reading the Newspaper

Do you read newspapers? Who reads newspapers? Maybe its easier to know the answer than you think. You are the newspaper you read. Do you believe that? See if you can identify yourself and some of your family members and friends by this identification method.   Courtesy of funnycleanjokes.com   The Wall Street Journal is […]

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JUST A CLOVE – a Short Story from Precious Memories by Lynn Stannard http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/14/just-clove-story-precious-memories-lynn-stannard/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/14/just-clove-story-precious-memories-lynn-stannard/#comments Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:00:15 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=7635 Garlic Cropped

  As a young bride, I decided to try cooking beef stew for my dear husband. I carefully followed the directions in the cookbook. The stew cooked all afternoon. He would be so pleased. I knew he liked it. After the stew had been cooking for a couple hours, I checked the cookbook instructions again. […]

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Ben Stein – His Last Column Called “Monday Night at Morton’s” http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/12/ben-steins-last-column/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/12/ben-steins-last-column/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:00:44 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=7967 Ben Stein Net Worth

For many years Ben Stein had written a biweekly column called “Monday Night At Morton’s.” (Morton’s is a famous chain of Steakhouses known to be frequented by movie stars and famous people from around the globe.) On August 9, 2004, Ben wrote his final column to move on to other things in his life. Reading […]

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Urban Side – an Extreme Paraglide in HD Video – Jean-Baptiste Chandelier http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/10/urban-side-jean-baptiste-chandelier/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/10/urban-side-jean-baptiste-chandelier/#respond Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:00:23 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=7605 Urban Side - Jean-Baptiste Chandelier

Urban Side Paraglide Video in Breathtaking HD Video One of my most popular posts is the first HD paraglide video of Jean-Baptiste Chandelier, extreme paraglider, called “Touch”. Here is Jean-Baptiste Chandelier’s second most popular video – “Urban Side”. It is an Extreme Paraglide in breathtaking HD Video. The photography of both videos is great HD  […]

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I AM SECOND – Rapper Lecrae – Dramatic Testimony http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/07/i-am-second-rapper-lecrae-dramatic-testimony/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/07/i-am-second-rapper-lecrae-dramatic-testimony/#respond Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:00:26 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=10495 I am Lecrae and I am Second

Intro Rapper Lecrae has a powerful story and he is telling it everywhere. Lecrae’s life went “down the tubes” as he went through his teenage years. He rebelled against the advice of his Christian grandmother to read his Bible by tearing out the pages. He looked everywhere for “significance” – but he looked in all […]

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Tango Mike Mike – Roy P. Benavidez – a True American Hero http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/03/tango-mike-mike-a-true-american-hero/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/07/03/tango-mike-mike-a-true-american-hero/#respond Mon, 03 Jul 2017 14:00:38 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=6823 Roy P Benavidez

  This is the story of Roy P Benavidez a Master Sergeant and Green Beret during the Vietnam era. It is an extraordinary story about an extraordinary superhero who was called a stupid Mexican as a youth. He is NOT stupid and he is an American, born and raised. I have been searching for days […]

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National Anthem Sung by Man With Disability http://dickstannard.com/2017/06/30/national-anthem-man-disability/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/06/30/national-anthem-man-disability/#respond Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:00:08 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=8280 Red Sox Disability Awareness Day

How Great is this National Anthem Sung by Man With Disability – and the Wonderful Boston Crowd? What the Red Sox organization did in presenting the National Anthem by a man with disability AND, what the Boston Fans did to show him their love and support is truly heart warming. I have to start by […]

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HD Video Tour Stockholm, Sweden and Vicinity with Rick Steves http://dickstannard.com/2017/06/28/tour-stockholm-sweden-vicinity-rick-steves/ http://dickstannard.com/2017/06/28/tour-stockholm-sweden-vicinity-rick-steves/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:00:46 +0000 http://dickstannard.com/?p=10360 Stockholm City Hall

    Intro Want to tour Stockholm with Rick Steves and me? It’s a beautiful place to be in the summertime, or so I’m told. I visited Stockholm in October in the late 1980’s on business and I didn’t get to see too much of it. What I did see was memorable, though. The first […]

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