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. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2962916/Osceola-County-cops-flock-autistic-boy-s-birthday-party-mom-Ashlee-Buratti-revealed-none-classmates-turned-up.html With Love, Russ

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“Here”

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

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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!)

http://blog.petflow.com/breaking-news-secret-footage-catches-kansas-city-police-in-the-act/ 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: http://blog.petflow.com/there-is-something-very-unusual-about-this-new-restaurant-and-now-i-really-want-to-go/

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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. http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-mcraven-commencement-speech-at-ut-2014-5 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