Stan Gerding

Dear Grandson: Playing Baseball with My Son and Camp Pendleton

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In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his continuing career and education, and playing baseball with his son.   Dear Grandson, I am on rotation in the hospital lab and signing up for college classes from Chapman College of Orange California. I am taking an English and Math course that I will be attending two nights a week for ten ... Read the full article
Stan Gerding

Stan Gerding is a retired veteran after 23 years in the Navy that included a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Corpsman, 1968-1969. He has since been the administrator of various healthcare organizations, a high school science teacher, an author, a singer, and is the father of Greg Gerding and grandfather to Jack.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXI

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, with two new stories about ups and downs, and helping each other.

Dear Grandson: Confronting Trauma When Your Son Is Badly Hurt

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his continuing career in the Navy and confronting trauma when his son was bitten on the face by a vicious neighborhood dog.

Dear Grandson: On Driving Across America

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding shares what it was like driving across America from Virginia Beach to California with his family in a tiny Chevy Vega in 1976.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XIX

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, with two new stories about talk radio and pondering the effects of money.

Dear Grandson: On Continuing Education and Literally Running Out of Gas

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding shares about his continuing education, getting a dog, fun times with his son, and running out of gas on the highway.

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XVIII

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, with two new stories about Woody Guthrie and karaoke bars.

Dear Grandson: On Doing It My Way

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding takes singing lessons, sings in nearby clubs, and is shocked after meeting a very famous person.

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