While I was away…
Charles Stanley, one of the sons of (my good buddy and) the late author George E. Stanley wrote to me (see below). What a pleasant surprise! George wrote to me often and shared how proud he was of his wonderful children and I am sure Father’s Day will be particularly hard for his family this year, since George’s passing in February.
Happy Father’s Day, George! Your wonderful works continue to live on.
Charles Stanley says:
Amy, I apologize for the tardy post, but I too wanted to thank you for re-posting this interview – I read it frequently. I’m Dr. Stanley’s youngest son. It has been incredibly difficult not having him around these past few months and I imagine this hole I have will remain for the rest of my life. However, his love for family, friends, and work has always inspired me to dream big and pursue those dreams relentlessly – for that I am eternally grateful.
Regarding the topic of racism, I hope that others pick up the torch and fight back through WAR – Writers Against Racism. It is a just and worthy cause that demands attention. I work for an organization that reacts swiftly to stem the tide of civil rights violations – but we can’t do it alone. The criminal justice system is a small sliver of the solution…the rest must be a coordinated effort by local communities, the legislature (state/federal), and public/private organizations. Dad was right – there has to be a candid, serious discussion and I believe WAR could be the driving force in pushing the issue to the forefront.
Dad spoke of you and your website often, Amy. I hope he inspired you as much as he inspired me. Take care and don’t hesitate to write.
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