I wanted to give to you an update regarding My Beloved. On the first day of our vacation to Disneyland with our grandson, his parents, and our adult daughter Stephanie, Heidi’s left leg was invaded by a super-aggressive infection. I took her to urgent care and despite a cocktail of three aggressive antibiotics, including some administered via IV, her leg from ankle to knee was completely affected and unrecognizable, and the massive infection was taking over her leg at a rate of about six to eight inches per day.

It turns out she is also allergic to one or more of the antibiotics, and the rest of her body (except her face) is now completely covered in huge welts and lumps. When they tried taking her off of some of the antibiotics the healing stopped but the allergic reaction didn’t.  She’s been seen by five doctors and two nurse practitioners, including related specialists, in SoCal and NorCal.  I believe there is no longer much risk of Heidi losing her leg, but we’re closely monitoring the situation.

With Love,

Russ

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Lightly child, lightly.

“To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.” I agree that their is great need for more people to let their souls shine in the world, but I believe in many cases it takes no bravery at all. Being kind to others needn’t be an act of bravery, though it is certainly an act of love.

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Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good. What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale.

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and…

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The Kindle eBook Version of “Eyes” Has Been Released

The Kindle eBook version of It Was Her Eyes has just been released via Amazon and KDPit-was-her-eyes-thumb. The softcover and hardcover versions should be released in the next ten days.

With Love,

Russ

 

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Cover Reveal: It Was Her Eyes

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Here is the front cover of my soon-to-be-released first novella, It Was Her Eyes. Joleene Naylor created it, and the eyes in the image are courtesy of Can Stock Photo & StephanieZieber.

With Love,

Russ

 

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Buster’s X-Mas Present: 15,893,685 views, and counting.

Fun!

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“Big UPS to this DAD and all the DADS out there”…

Way to go, Dad, whoever you are!
With Love,
Russ

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…on my flight back to Georgia I saw this man, who was a stranger to this woman, offer to help her because she was pregnant and alone on the flight and her son was upset and fussy.

He did not complain, he just told her that he was a DAD, and wanted to help her so she could rest.

This MAN walked the aisle most of the flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta comforting this woman’s son as if he was his own…

I was in tears…not because he was white and she was black…but because it showed me today that there are still GOOD people out there in a world full of turmoil.

Big UPS to this DAD and all the DADS out there…you are the real MVPS!”

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Just Released! My Two Latest Books

I’m pleased to introduce my newest books to you, Stop Peeing in the Kitty Litter! & Honest, Honey, That’s How It Happened. Both are full of humorous and heartwarming true tales. The former is about parenting, and the latter is about marriage and couples relationships. They are short and easy to read.

As with all my books, these can be found on Amazon and elsewhere.

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Russ+Towne+Stop&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3ARuss+Towne+Stop

https://www.amazon.com/Stop-Peeing-Kitty-Litter-Heartwarming-ebook/dp/B01N3YZVL1/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478988970&sr=8-1&keywords=Russ+Towne+Stop

https://www.amazon.com/Honest-Honey-Thats-How-Happened-ebook/dp/B01MXI9MOO/

 

With Love,

Russ

 

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