Author Archives: russtowne

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.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Originally posted on bluebird of bitterness:
Now THIS is a Christmas tree I could really get into! With Love, Russ bluebird of bitterness View original post Advertisements

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Fun and Funny Book Dedications

via 13 Book Dedications Guaranteed to Make You Laugh Out Loud I enjoyed this post and believe you will too. With Love, Russ

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Friends For Life

I just read an article about a woman with MS who promised they would continue coming to see her, and they did, for twenty-one years and counting. What a remarkable testament to the stricken women and he tremendous friends. Some … Continue reading

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Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. ~ Mark Twain ~ _________

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I learned the hard way that having expectations is a choice that leads me down a path to disappointment, and if I linger in disappointment long enough I can find myself in bitterness and misery. When I replace expectations and … Continue reading

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Monday Humor

I saw these on www.mikeysFunnies.com and thought you too would enjoy them. With Love, Russ Looking in the mall for a cotton nightgown, I tried my luck in a store known for its hot lingerie. To my delight, however, I found … Continue reading

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Sunset and Silhouettes

Two of my favorite things are sunsets and silhouettes of trees. The image above is the visual treat that greeted me at the end of my book event at Loma Prieta last weekend. It was a wonderful way to end … Continue reading

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