A Different Perspective



Birds of a feather don’t always flock together. Just ask Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

I love seeing life from a different perspective, and my favorite view is through the eyes of a child. The dapper young man in the lower photo is my oldest grandson Thomas.

With Love,

About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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17 Responses to A Different Perspective

  1. Mrs. P says:

    Thomas is such a cutie pie!

  2. He’s adorable! A new perspective can be wonderful for sure!

  3. bulldog says:

    Love the photo of the Grandson… cute guy…

  4. I LOVE the seagull photo. All them out of step except the one. πŸ™‚

  5. utesmile says:

    Love the picture of your sweet grandson and what a great hat!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Ute. We were out at a delightful Christmas Lights festival at a place called Gilroy Gardens on a very cold night (at least it was very cold by San Francisco Bay Area standards) and My Beloved decided that Thomas should have the hat and the gloves. Shopkeepers smile with anticipation anytime she and Thomas are within miles of their stores! ;-D!

  6. Ann Koplow says:

    Great post, Russ. So glad you’re here!

  7. mimijk says:

    Wow, is Thomas adorable!! I know one little guy who is going to love his Grandpa’s books!!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Mimi. Yes, he’ll never lack for reading material! I used to make up stories and songs which often involved silly rhymes when my children were little. My Beloved said she was always amazed how I could create them as I went, without taking time to think about them.

  8. Lucy says:

    Hello Russ, just love it! And so agree with you about looking at the world with a fresh perspective and children are such good teachers for us to do just that. Looks like you have a beautiful little teacher in your grandson! Thanks for sharing your uplighting message :))
    Glad to have found you too.
    Lucy πŸ™‚

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