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John Davey

Japan: My Father's Observations (1922-1923)

Helen Davey | Posted 09.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Helen Davey

In order to begin the documented stories about my father Jim Davey, I turn to my mother's meticulously preserved scrapbooks. They abound with stories ...

Searching For Daddy

Helen Davey | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

As I mentioned in my last piece about my beloved father Jim Davey, I've spent much of my life searching for an understanding of just who he was. Havin...

Daddy

Helen Davey | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Early in my career as a Pan Am stewardess, I transferred in 1968 from the Miami base to San Francisco. I wanted to experience the incredible Pacific f...

Elbert Hubbard And John Davey: Shared American Values

Helen Davey | Posted 07.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Helen Davey

One of the most eloquent admirers of John Davey was Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915), a wildly popular and eccentric American writer, publisher, artist, and...

All Creatures Great and Small: A Lesson in Mourning

Helen Davey | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

Many of you may have read about the life of the legendary "Elephant Whisperer," conservationist and author Lawrence Anthony, who established (and live...

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part IV

Helen Davey | Posted 10.12.2013 | New York
Helen Davey

I think now of the many times I have enjoyed walking along Battery Park, never realizing this was where my grandfather -- "Father John," as he came to be known -- first set foot on this continent. He was 27 years old.

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part III

Helen Davey | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Parts I and II, I described John's developing passion for nature, which I interpreted grew out of his experience of traumatic loss. From the loss of his mother, to his being "put out to service," John undoubtedly felt both bereft and constrained.

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of: Part II

Helen Davey | Posted 09.14.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

In Part I of my story about my grandfather, John Davey, I mentioned that he has been recognized as a genius. What do I mean by "genius"?

The Most Famous Man You Never Heard Of

Helen Davey | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Helen Davey

I hope that I, as my father did, can bring the essence of John Davey's personality to life once again. Because the world has changed so drastically in the 167 years since John's birth, it's necessary to put his life in the context of the world into which he was born.

Orphaned By Job Loss: The Death of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

December 21, 1988, the day that Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, has been called "the day that the heart of Pan American died."

Orphaned by Job Loss: Voices of Pan Am

Helen Davey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helen Davey

In this, the last blog of my series, I hope to leave my readers with more understanding of the possible impact of traumatic loss of a company like Pan Am on employees.