Category Archives: Gifts

Your Creative Superpowers

A dear friend recently wrote that it’s stunning to him how prolific I am. I was both honored and humbled by his comment, and smiled about it because I’m perhaps most stunned of all. Seven years ago I was unaware … Continue reading

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One of Those Moments

It happened again. I was working in my new office for the first time this morning doing something I love for my investment Clients and myself when a chorus of bird songs caused me to stop and listen through my … Continue reading

Posted in Abundance, Dogs & Other Wonderful Creatures, Following Your Passion, Gifts, Home Addition and Remodel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

A Painful Confession

Most of my books have received excellent reviews. SeveralĀ have a perfect 5-star review score on Amazon. I know that someĀ or all of my books will also receive less than glowing reviews, and indeed that has happened to some of them. … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Anthologies, Breakthroughs, Feelings/Emotions, Gifts, Gratitude, Growth/Learning, Introspection, LIfe Lessons, Mistakes, Regret | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Glorious!

A three year-old performing on the drums with a symphony. His solo is astounding. http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/07/to-finish-off-the-evening-the-worlds-best-three-year-old-drummer.php With Love, Russ

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I Just Opened a Window

It began to feel a bit stuffy in my home office, so I just opened a window. It only took a moment, but in the space of a heart-beat magic happened. My senses were aroused by the sumptuous melodies of … Continue reading

Posted in Abundance, Animals, Awareness, Blessings, Connection/Connecting, Contentment, Feelings/Emotions, Gifts, Gratitude, Heart, Joy & Happiness, Miracles, Nature, Peace | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Priceless Gifts from a Homeless Stranger

I almost didn’t notice her as I drove by on the way back from a last-minute shopping run for forgotten items for Christmas dinner with extended family. She was all alone laying on a sidewalk on Christmas Day. The sight … Continue reading

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No Star In All the Heavens

A Most Unusual Christmas Tree Visitors who come to our home near the holidays are often struck by the sight of a most unusual Christmas tree. Instead of a fir or some other traditional kind, we have a palm tree … Continue reading

Posted in Abundance, Adversity, Beauty, Challenges, Children, Creativity, Dreams, Family, Family "Fun", Gifts, Goodness, Gratitude, Illness, Ingenuity, Kindness, Loss, My Written Works Misc., Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Pain & Grief, Parenting, Photos I Took, Strength, True Stories I've Written, Writing, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments