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.

Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein ~ ______________

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Oh Boy! OBon!

My family and I went to two OBon festivals this month. Obon is a Japanese festival that honors deceased ancestors. Over time, in the part of California where we live, it has taken on more of a flavor of a … Continue reading

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Volcanic Birthday

My Beloved chose to celebrate her birthday a few days early at a nearby Japanese steak house. The reason for the venue? Our grandson Thomas had been there once before and loved seeing “the Volcano” the chef made out of … Continue reading

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Teens Making A Difference

A sixteen year old girl had an idea she turned into reality that helps people to avoid  skin cancer. A Great Idea With Love, Russ I saw this via Leo @ Not All News is Bad.  

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Major News!

  No, not another set of twins (though the would have been major news indeed.) I’m pleased and proud to announce that our son Brian has been selected for the rank of Major in the USAF! With Love, Russ   … Continue reading

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A Human Chain Saves a Whole Family

This article touched me, and I wanted to share it with you. Human Chain Saves Family I found the article via Leo @ Not All News is Bad With Love, Russ

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835,000 People Today Alone

I just read an inspiring and uplifting article. A snippet: “Every day, another 250,000 people graduate from extreme poverty, according to World Bank figures. About 300,000 get electricity for the first time. Some 285,000 get their first access to clean … Continue reading

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