Category Archives: Believe


Here’s another excerpt from my current writing project, It Was Her Eyes. You can learn more about the story and the project at Imaginings of a Grateful Man Enchantress I noticed her the moment I walked into the guest bedroom of … Continue reading

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Inspiration and Replenishment

My Beloved and I have been on a mini-vacation and plan to return home today. These photos were taken from the enclosed balcony adjoining our bedroom of the place we love to stay when we’re in the Monterey/Carmel/Pacific Grove Area. … Continue reading

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Running with Both Legs

I have a lot of respect for the wisdom that Rumi has shared with the world, but believe he is only about half-right on his piece “The Real Work” included in this post. Focusing on the “one thing you must … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Authentic Living, Believe, Choices, Family, Friendship, Joy & Happiness, LIfe Lessons, My Beliefs, Observations, Success, Talent, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments


“The real source of inner strength and self-confidence is warm-heartedness.” –Dalai Lama (Source: Let’s Be Positive Together) “Don’t change, so people will like you. Be yourself so the right people will love the real you.” (Source: Let’s Be Positive Together) … Continue reading

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To A Friend Who Is Going Through Tough Times

A friend who is going through tough times recently wrote something along the lines that she needed to get out into nature. Dear friend: I wrote the lyric for the song linked above, and Kevin Harris wrote the music. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Believe, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Dreams, Feelings/Emotions, Friendship, Goodness, Loneliness, Loss, My Beliefs, Nature, Pain & Grief, Poetry I Wrote, Songs I've Written or Co-Written | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Choosing What To Follow

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” –Rumi (via Online Wellness Network) I like this quote, and my first thought when reading it was that I didn’t … Continue reading

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Two Talented Teenagers “Let It Be”

What do you get when you combine two talented teenagers who are obviously having a lot of fun with the Beatles’ “Let It Be”? Whatever it is, I’ll bet it makes you smile and lifts your spirit! Love, Russ

Posted in Believe, Cheerfulness, Creativity, Fun, Humor, Music, Passion, Vids & Stories That Touched Me, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

I Like This Little Guy! Fly, My Friend! Fly!

At his request, each morning three-year-old Ray’s mother pinned a bath towel to the back shoulders of his size two T-shirt. Immediately in his young imaginative mind the towel became a brilliant magic blue and red cape. And he became … Continue reading

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Seeing the Miracle

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” – Buddha Source: Lets Be Positive Together I believe that is both true and wise. I also believe it is true for each drop … Continue reading

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I just saw this photo. Beneath it were two words that struck me like a drum echoing ripples outward and bouncing around in my brain: “Truth beckons.” So much message in two little words… Russ

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