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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.

Alluring Verdant Lines and Swirls

  Warm sunlight and a cool breeze were an irresistibly intoxicating cocktail that led me to work in my outdoor office today. When the markets closed, I looked up to see sunlight filtering through large leaves only eight feet from me. … Continue reading

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Nature’s Pearls

Dew drops cradled in new growth of one of the redwood trees in our small redwood grove. With Love, Russ  

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Barracuda!

Our son Ben, his son Thomas, and I all enjoyed experiencing a San Jose Barracuda playoff game yesterday. We had great seats as you can see by how close we were to the players. San Jose hockey fans are fortunate … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
There are mornings when the dog is smushed between us. The sun breaks through the blinds with rays that warm our blanket tangled bodies. Silent breathy snores, and the low mumble of a fan.…

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. ~…

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When Life Gives You…

…they are bright and beautiful blessings. This is another scene from my outdoor office. The lemons remind me that setbacks can be tart and bitter, but when combined with self-reflection and gratitude can become an exquisite nectar of growth, wisdom, and … Continue reading

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Bliss

Here’s another friend in my outdoor office He reminds me to relax, enjoy life, lighten up, and not take anything including (and perhaps especially) myself, so seriously. I’m doggone glad to have him around. With Love, Russ

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