Dick Stannard's Blog https://dickstannard.com My World As I See It Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:41:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 55117277 Paralyzed Groom Stands For His Bride https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/16/paralyzed-groom-stands-for-bride/ https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/16/paralyzed-groom-stands-for-bride/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:00:29 +0000 https://dickstannard.com/?p=16257 Good News Others are Saying SeriesGood News Others are Saying is a new kind of post I’m trying out. Each post will feature a story/article from one of several sources that I will be watching to find some “Good News – Tastefully Presented”.  I hope you will find these posts interesting and that they will […]

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Same Blog New Look and New Features https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/14/same-blog-new-look-new-features/ https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/14/same-blog-new-look-new-features/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:00:43 +0000 https://dickstannard.com/?p=16217 Surprise! I Got a Makeover Recently, I have been studying trends in blog design and in the Google Analytics data for this blog. Two factors seem to line up: Blog visitors time spent on the site has been in decline since the “Landing Page” home page was installed about 2 years ago. Some more recent […]

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Welcome to My World https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/12/welcome-to-my-world/ https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/12/welcome-to-my-world/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:18:42 +0000 https://dickstannard.com/?p=16199   Hi There and Welcome to My World! The short version describing My World is on the image above. The more detailed version tells about how I got into blogging and how the blog came to be the way it is. It’s on the About Me and my Blog Page. You can click the link […]

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Thrilled Toddler Yells ‘Dad!’ After Adoption Decree is Announced https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/09/thrilled-toddler-yells-dad-after-adoption-decree-announced/ https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/09/thrilled-toddler-yells-dad-after-adoption-decree-announced/#respond Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:00:26 +0000 https://dickstannard.com/target/thrilled-toddler-yells-dad-after-adoption-decree-is-announced/ Good News Others are Saying Series Good News Others are Saying is a new kind of post I’m trying out. Each post will feature a story/article from ​one of several sources that I will be watching to find some “Good News – Tastefully Presented”.  I hope you will find these posts interesting and that they […]

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The Victory of Annie Glenn, Wife of John Glenn. A Remarkable Love Story https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/07/victory-annie-glenn-john-glenn-remarkable-love-story/ https://dickstannard.com/2018/02/07/victory-annie-glenn-john-glenn-remarkable-love-story/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:00:06 +0000 https://dickstannard.com/?p=9162  What is So Special About Annie Glenn?  One of the Nicer Stories of This Era  For half a century, the world has applauded John Glenn as a heart-stirring American hero.   He lifted the nation’s spirits when, as one of the original Mercury 7 astronauts, he was blasted alone into orbit around the Earth; the […]

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New Zealand Home of Middle-earth https://dickstannard.com/2018/01/24/new-zealand-home-middle-earth/ https://dickstannard.com/2018/01/24/new-zealand-home-middle-earth/#respond Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:00:45 +0000 https://dickstannard.com/?p=13954 It’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and for many it’s been a brutal winter already with record cold and dangerous storms. If this fits your locale, you may need an escape to a winter wonderland in the Southern Hemisphere where it is the summer season. New Zealand is home to Middle-earth – a mythical […]

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If I Had My Life To Live Over – Erma Bombeck https://dickstannard.com/2018/01/22/if-i-had-my-life-to-live-over-erma-bombeck/ https://dickstannard.com/2018/01/22/if-i-had-my-life-to-live-over-erma-bombeck/#respond Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:00:33 +0000 https://dickstannard.com/?p=9751 Already known for her wit, Erma Bombeck’s career as a humorist really began to take off in the mid-1960s. Entitled “At Wit”, her humor column developed quite a following and gave voice to suburban housewives. In addition to her column, she wrote for magazines such as Good Housekeeping. She also authored several popular books. Beginning […]

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