Many of you on WordPress have become good friends over the years. This is a hard post for me to write, and it may very well be my last on this site. My Beloved and I are traveling more, and I find myself spread too thin with all of the social media venues available these days. I’ve decided to cut back on most of my social media activities.

I’d like to stay in touch. If you’d like to do the same and if you haven’t already done so, I invite you to “Friend” me on Facebook.

If you’d like to continue learning more about my latest writing projects, book releases, offers, and adventures in the publishing world, and perhaps a little songwriting and poetry along the way, please follow and “Like” me at my Facebook Author Page:

Thank you for the love, kindness, support, encouragement, and friendships so many of you have given to me over the years on WordPress. I wish you and your loved ones a life full of blessings.

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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38 Responses to Goodbye

  1. Sorry to see you go, Russ – Have safe and enjoyable travels

  2. My goodness. I am thrilled for you, that your life is so full and exciting! It has been terrific to connect and yes, I will make sure to Facebook friend request you. God Bless you ever and always.

  3. quiall says:

    I wish you calm seas and fair winds my friend.

  4. Solveig says:

    I wish you well on your travels!
    I haven’t had the chance to connect much, but it was lovely to have you as a guest in December!

  5. misifusa says:

    I think I commented on Clyde’s blog post, but I’ll comment here as well. Best of everything in your travels with your beloved. Thanks for the friendship here and the connections we’ve made. Stay in touch and stay safe! Keep writing! xo

  6. utesmile says:

    Russ , I can’t believe it. Yet amother exciting chapter starts for you. I will check the Facebook page so I can still keep in touch. Wishing you and your beloved the very best from my heart, safe travels, lots of fun and good living. Be happy and enjoy what you are doing. I am so happy and glad I have met you through WordPress and still have you in my living room in all your books. Thank you for your lovely and sincere friendship. Big tight hug from Ute x

    • russtowne says:

      Hi, Ute. I’m delighted to hear that you plan to keep in touch. Our friendship goes back to near the beginning of my blogging days. I’m grateful for all the support, kindness, and encouragement you’ve given to me over the years. Thank you, dear friend!
      Russ x

  7. I so get this Russ. I’m already following you on FB. So I’ll keep an eye on you there. 😉 Here’s to a happy life full of books!!!

  8. Good luck to you Russ. You will be missed

  9. Awww I’m sad to see you go but I definitely want to keep in touch on facebook. We’ll miss your good vibes on the blogosphere but I totally understand the importance of balance. I hope you enjoy your travels!

  10. willowdot21 says:

    It is hard to like this Russ as you will be missed. All I can do is wish you well and hope that you and your wife enjoy your travels. Stay well, happy and blessed. 💜💜💜💜

  11. Wishing you all the best on your next journey!

  12. kmabarrett says:

    Best of luck, sir! You have given me many smiles and even a few belly-laughs. I’ll miss you. Unfortunately, although I am on FB, I almost never actually go there. I’ll try to friend you, but I’m afraid you shouldn’t expect to hear from me much there.

    I hope your wife is fully recovered and thank your son and his family for their service.

    And, again, best of luck!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you, Kevin. My wife is full recovered. Will do. I’ve enjoyed experiencing your posts and comments over the years. Perhaps we’ll reconnect in some new way in the future. I look forward to that.

  13. J Callaghan says:

    My dear Russ~ It has been a pleasure. I wish us both many years of health and comfort. Onto the next chapter! Best regards, Joan

  14. strokedtolife says:

    Oh friend!! I am just now seeing this! I hope you and your wife have many safe and fun travels! I wish I was on Facebook so I could see what you adventures you’re having! You have a been a wonderful friend!
    Kind regards,

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your heartwarming message, Kendra. Your friendship has been a gift. I’ll miss our interactions. May our paths cross in other ways and may your days be filled with blessings, my friend.

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