Category Archives: Dealing with Pain & Grief

An Interesting Day

Today was the beginning of the two-day Loma Prieta Holiday Crafts Faire in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains.  It’s the first time I’ve been there. The day started a bit rough. When I got to my space at the event it … Continue reading

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My Old Friend is Gone

Duke collapsed yesterday morning and had a hard time getting up. I rushed him to the vet, they examined him and had me bring him to the emergency medical hospital last night. He kept getting worse and became non-responsive this … Continue reading

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For All Who Grieve and Struggle Just to Get Through Each Day

May healing tears become joyous and wash our eyes so we may see with our hearts all the goodness and greatness within ourselves and others, and the miracles all around us. With Love, Russ

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The Way Out is Often Through

In my last post I mentioned some things I want to expand a bit on. I believe that attempts to quickly end suffering (or just go numb for a while because the pain is so bad) often leads to addictions … Continue reading

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Sometimes Life Just Sucks…

I hope this post brightens the day of anyone where this title is all too accurate lately. It stars my friend Hoozy Whatzadingle of Clyde and Hoozy Whatzadingle fame. He is having a bad day and night. That’s what happens … Continue reading

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Hello Again

It has been nearly a month since my last post. Much has happened during that time. I plan to update you all when I come up for air. It may be another two to four weeks before I get back … Continue reading

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“Slices of Life” has Been Released!

http://www.amazon.com/Slices-Life-Anthology-Selected-Non-Fiction/dp/1500314447/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1411923074&sr=8-8&keywords=Russ+Towne I’m pleased to announce that Slices of Life has been released and is available on Amazon.com! Slices of Life is an anthology of the selected non-fiction stories. From heart-warming memories of childhood, to humorous perspectives on aging and inspiring … Continue reading

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