Category Archives: Hope

May all those who feel disconnected and alone find healing, love, peace, and hope. With Love, Russ Advertisements

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Lessons on Life

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Great Storytelling and Poetry

I learned in songwriting that a great lyric is a story that grabs the listener and makes them laugh, cry (tears of joy or sadness), moves them (possibly literally to the point of dancing), or be inspires to take action … Continue reading

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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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Two Strangers at the End of their Rope

Two strangers meet in the middle of the night on a dark and lonely road, one young and the other old, both at the end of their rope. Their meeting lasts mere minutes yet changes destinies… That briefly describes my … Continue reading

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Choices that Change the World

“Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices–just recognize them. –Edward R. Murrow (Source: A blogger I have a lot of respect for. I disagree with this quote so am choosing not to mention where … Continue reading

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“He Believed In Me”

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?v=547862351901352 Every once in a while a video comes along that is so powerful that I get the chills watching it. This is one of those videos. No one believed in him. Not even himself. His situation was hopeless. Or … Continue reading

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