Modern Mouse Write Up

Not Just Any Kids’ Books

You and your kiddos will love these whimsical adventures.
Russ Towne (Campbell, CA)
Russ Towne wrote his first children’s book in 2013 at the announcement of his first grandchild. Since then, he’s amassed a written collection of over 30 books! You’ll find a variety of wonderful themes in his books, such as acceptance, friendship, empowerment, and strength in our uniqueness.
Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Fishy Game of Hide and Seek

IMG_3325

One of our favorite activities when our local grandchildren are visiting is playing Hide and Seek inside our home. It’s especially fun to play with the new rooms creating many additional hiding places. Everyone plays: My Beloved, nearly-six-year-old Thomas, fourteen-month-old Riley, our two dogs Sadie and Penny, and me. Due to the still-mostly-empty new rooms the shrieks of delight, surprise, and excitement, echo throughout our home. We sometimes come up with silly hiding places to add to the fun. One of the places I “hid” last night was behind this 48″ long cloth fish. I stood in a corner of my still-empty new office with the lights on holding what until now had not had a name. I think I’ll call him George. I’m 5′ 11″ and both taller and wider than George. It was one of my more inspired hiding places.

I plan to introduce Hide and Seek by Flashlight when they get a bit older.

With Love,

Russ

 

Posted in Family Fun, Fun, Grandparenting & Grandkids, Humor, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A Wonderful Accident

Scientists accidentally identified an enzyme that eats plastic and are now optimizing it to devour plastic 1,000 times faster! Plastic could be broken down into its component parts in a year or two instead of hundreds of years or longer. This could help humanity eliminate the islands of plastic in our oceans and mountains of plastic clogging landfills, and greatly reduce the need for new oil discoveries and the environmental harm that occurs when extracting and processing it.

A Wonderful Accident

Source: Engadget

With Love,

Russ

 

Posted in good news, Science/Research/Discovery, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Cherry Blossoms in DC

IMG_3290IMG_3287IMG_3286IMG_3272IMG_3267IMG_3265IMG_3264

One of the things I’ve long wanted to do was to stroll the Mall in Washington, DC, while experiencing the splendor and beauty of many of its 2,000 cherry trees in full bloom as we walked along the Potomac River among some of our nation’s greatest monuments. My Beloved, our son Brian and his family, and I, were able to do that for the first time during a recent trip. The day was cool, mostly cloudy, and with an occasional biting breeze. The photos above are darker and grayer than I would prefer, and don’t do the scenes justice, but I wanted to give to you at least a hint of the awe-inspiring, glorious scenes we experienced.

With Love,

Russ

Posted in Beauty, Nature, trees, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Trouble with a Tribble

IMG_3236

During a recent visit to my son Brian and his family in Maryland, as I sat at one end of their dining room table while the others were elsewhere, every time I coughed I heard an odd sound for inside a house. It was similar to the cooing of a dove. I looked around the table and found nothing that would explain the sound.

I coughed again and the heard the sound once more. I looked on the floor. Nothing. I coughed gain and decided the sound was coming from behind me. I turned around and saw what you see in the image above. A tribble, of Star Trek fame. Every time I’d coughed, it shook the back of my chair, which shook the card table my chair was up  against, which shook the tribble, which shook, cooed, and trilled each time.

Beam me up, Scotty!

With Love,

Russ

 

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

#23 On New Releases

Remember the book of western stories I mentioned featured my yarn, “Mary’s Medicine” along with the creations of 51 other western authors? The Shot Rang Out compiled by Scott Harris was released this week and I’ve been told it’s already climbed to #23 on Amazon’s New Releases list.

thumbnail

With Love,

Russ

Posted in Story Writing Adventures, Uncategorized, Westerns, Writing Project Updates | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

The “Beluga Whale” that Was a Turtle

The Beluga Whale that Was a turtle

The link is to a cute news story about the bond between a father and his daughter, and a “Beluga Whale” that was really a turtle.

Sources: The Washington Post and Leo @ Not All News is Bad

With Love,

Russ

Posted in Animals, Children, Love, Parenting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments