Category Archives: Community

Making a Difference in a Creative Way

I love to read about efforts that combine the resources of non-profits with profitable companies for the good of society. The article linked below appears to me to fall into that category.  Way to go, Amazon and FareStart! I see this as … Continue reading

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Heartbreak to Lifelong Loving Memories

A friend sent this link to me. The story and photos brightened my day. May they do the same for you. With Love, Russ

Posted in Adversity, Children, Community, Compassion, Connection/Connecting, Generosity, Goodness, Inspiring, Joy & Happiness, Kindness, Making the World a Better Place, Photos That Touched Me, Stories That Touched Me, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments


I don’t normally post fiction on this blog, but I believe this story falls within the tone and theme of this site. With love, Russ Here By Russ Towne An older, distinguished-looking man met me at the boat. He had an … Continue reading

Posted in Abundance, Community, Connection/Connecting, Contentment, My Beliefs, Optimism, Short Stories, Teamwork, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kindness Was The Name Of The Game

Kindness Was the Name of the Game By Russ Towne In 2012 my wife and I experienced a most unusual baseball game between the Giants and the Yankees. During it we got to see a 5-run homer, a batter run … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Beauty, Challenges, Children, Commitment, Community, Compassion, Connection/Connecting, Goodness, Inspiring, Making the World a Better Place, Non-Fiction, Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, True Stories I've Written, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

A Gang of Kids Badly Beat Three Cops (at Basketball!) With Love, Russ

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When Falling on Deaf Ears is Wonderful!

There are so many great creative ways people are helping to make the world a brighter place. Here’s another:

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Lessons on Life

I found the information linked below to be worth every second I invested in experiencing it, and believe some of you will too. With Love, Russ

Posted in Adversity, Bullying, Challenges, Community, Discipline & Consequences, Growth/Learning, Hope, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Mistakes, Patience & Persistence, Spirit, Strength, Suffering, Teamwork, Traditions & Rituals, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Play that Changed Hearts and Lives Some plays change the course of games. This one changed hearts and lives. I highly recommend that you watch this short clip until the end. With Love, Russ

Posted in Acceptance, Action, Choices, Community, Compassion, Connection/Connecting, Goodness, Heroes, Inspiring, Kindness, LIfe Lessons, Love, Making Memories, Making the World a Better Place, Stories That Touched Me, Teamwork, Vids & Stories That Touched Me, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Making Even Heavy Traffic Fun I don’t know about the “Cute guy” comments–I’ll leave that to others to decide–but I enjoyed the video and believe that many of you will too.

Posted in Cheerfulness, Choices, Community, Connection/Connecting, Fun, Joy & Happiness, Music, Vids & Stories That Touched Me | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

A Magnificent Banquet

I believe that wanting to feel connected is a very real human need, but if by joining any group I am required to feel disconnected from any other part of humankind, the price of membership is too high. It would … Continue reading

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