A Tough Teacher

When I begin to believe
I’ve got life licked
It shows me in many
Not-so-subtle ways
That I’m far from
Mastering it.

–Russ Towne


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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14 Responses to A Tough Teacher

  1. melodylowes says:

    You, too? *sigh*

    • russtowne says:

      LOL! Yup. And if I’m not learning fast enough and getting bored, I inevitably find some way to screw something up so I’m back in deep, uh, learning again. I guess I want to keep squeezing all the learning I can out of life. ;-D!


      • melodylowes says:

        There’s one way to put it! đŸ˜€

        • russtowne says:

          :-D! I just realized that when the last two sentences of my prior reply are put together it can create a quite unpleasant–and quite unintended–visual image. OOPS! Sorry about that! When I used the word “Squeezed”, I was thinking of squeezing the sweet nectar out of the fruit of life and learning.


          • melodylowes says:

            I didn’t take anything bad out of it – I’ll have to go back and check it out to see what you meant’! hehe

            • russtowne says:

              LOL! Oh that’s just great… Me and my big keyboard…


              • melodylowes says:

                HAhaha! Two left hands, right?

                • russtowne says:

                  LOL! You crack me up! Uh, no, that’s not what I meant, either, though I can how if you keyed on the word you did that you could draw that conclusion, and yes, THAT would indeed create a quite unpleasant–and quite unintended–visual image. Butt, if you keyed on the word that I replaced with “learning”, you’d end up with a different quite unpleasant–and quite unintended–visual image. Don’t bother, it’s not worth it. Why didn’t I just stop while I was behind?


  2. mimijk says:

    Amen my friend…amen.

  3. JanBeek says:

    L istening and observing
    I ntently learning
    F ascinated by everything
    E ternally yearning

    That’s you, Russ!

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