Tim Stanley grew up in the Santa Clara Valley of California before it was known for silicon. At age 12, as the Valley was being transformed from agriculture to housing tracts, he had the privilege of going to work for an old farmer who became a friend and lifelong role model. The lessons learned while being with the old farmer and on his farm left a deep impression on him. Tim met his wife, Deborah, while in high school and that union has been preserved and strengthened over 40 years. After raising two children and running a business for 30 years, Tim has devoted most of his time to writing about those things that he has found to be helpful and of value.
Tim has published three books:
Letters to My Feathered Friends: Observations, Meditations and Thanksgivings,
is a collection of 76 bird poems and stories with complementing color photographs.
The Last of the Prune Pickers: A Pre-Silicon Valley Story, is written in two parts: Part One is a general agricultural history of the Santa Clara Valley of California; Part Two is the story of one of the thousands of family-operated fruit farms which once graced the Valley and was typical of them.
Mercury Poisoning and "Health Care": Lessons Learned From a 30-Year Battle for Health, was written for the benefit of the countless thousands of people whose ailments do not fit the mold of "modern medicine." Based on hard-fought personal experience, it is a common sense, practical, and empowering approach to health.