Category Archives: Gifts

A Great Birthday Surprise Gift (Actually, Two!)

I just got a great surprise birthday gift: My first two children’s books, “Clyde and I” and “Clyde and I Help a Hippo to Fly” have already been listed for sale on, a week ahead of schedule. My third … Continue reading

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Details Regarding Books To Seriously Ill Children Around the World

This is to clarify my comments regarding my plans to send books to seriously ill children and/or hospitals or other facilities who support them around the world. I don’t want to give any false impressions. While I hope to over … Continue reading

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A Great Legacy

After needing 13 liters of blood for a surgery at the age of 14, a man named James Harrison pledged to donate blood once he turned 18. It was discovered that his blood contained a rare antigen which cured Rhesus … Continue reading

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The Great Gift I Got This Morning

Natures Symphony-Final Mix I belong to a men’s group. About 50 of us meet once a month in a park with big grassy areas, various elevations, and a lot of redwoods. Long-time readers know that I love redwoods. At our … Continue reading

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A Great Valentines Day Gift From Misifusa

Misifusa from just honored my blog with the Liebster Award. Thank you misifusa. If you haven’t checked out misifusa’s site I recommend that you do so. Here are some questions misifusa requested that I answer: 1. What’s your favorite … Continue reading

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They Chose To Give It To You

“When a child gives you a gift, even if it is a rock they just picked up, exude gratitude. It might be the only thing they have to give, and they chose you to give it to.” –Unknown I believe … Continue reading

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A 3-year Violinist Plays In Front Of Thousands

I enjoyed this and thought you might too. I love the various expressions on his face and those of the audience. Russ

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