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Stanley Victor Paskavich stantasyland.allauthor.com Stanley Victor Paskavich
  • Genre: Poetry, Fantasy, Philosophy
  • Country: USA Newman Illinois/Lithuanian
  • Books: 1
  • Profession: Poet and Philosopher
  • Born: 1958-12-19
  • Member Since: Mar 2015
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BIOGRAPHY Stanley Victor Paskavich was born at St. Mary's hospital in Centralia, Illinois December 19, 1958. After graduating at Sandoval High School, he worked there as a janitor a few years. On March 16, 1979 he joined the United States Air Force and served thirteen and one half years, achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant. He maintained a nine performance level, which is the highest mark, for his entire career. After volunteering to work at the Port Mortuary in Dover, Delaware during Desert Storm and Desert Shield as NCOIC (Non Commissioned Officer In Charge) of the body handlers, he returned back to his home base of K. I. Sawyer AFB in Gwinn, Michigan. His life and career went severely downhill. He began suffering from PTSD and bipolar disorder, along with suicidal ideation. The base was in transition of closing so he took an SSB buyout in September, 1991 and ended his career in the Air force. His condition ultimately caused a divorce. After many years of therapy and medical treatment he now maintains a somewhat balanced and healthy life. He says that his poetry is where he hides his demons. He has been writing poetry since he was seventeen years old. Stan says, “As far as my life and the lives of other veterans, don't be afraid to go to the V. A. and get the help you need. They have done wonders with my life and, without their help, I probably wouldn't be here today.”
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by: Stanley Victor Paskavich

More than an extensive collection of one man's thoughts, this volume represents a lifetime of pondering on life's deeper mysteries while never forgetting the sorts of mundane occurrences that can be experienced while we move across this world. From humor to tragedy, Stanley relates life experiences and thought experiments both as he relates the ideas he has been sharing with the world for most of his life. What began as a good idea has matured over the years into this collection. One day Stanley decided to start recording what he considered good thoughts he expressed in conversations with people all over the world in Internet chat rooms. Instead of losing interesting quotes to the vagaries of memory and the passage of time, he started preserving these ideas and carried his file from computer to computer over the years. While he continues to record his thoughts even today, this collection represents his preservation of many years of contemplation in a fixed form.

Category: Poetry