Category Archives: Introspection

A Painful Confession

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

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Whispered Wisdom

It is most often when in silence that I can hear the whispered wisdom of my spirit. Love, Russ

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Being Who You Are

“Being who you are is another way of accepting yourself.” –Unknown (Source: tinybuddha) I know this saying has proven true for me. To my surprise, the more of myself I shared with others–idiosyncrasies, weirdness’s, and all–the more I’ve actually liked … Continue reading

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Facing The Mirrors

“Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone – Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.” ~ Adam L. Gordon Source: Diana at http://talktodiana.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/kindness-and-courage/#comment-4301 Thank you Diana. Your post inspired this poem and post. Facing the … Continue reading

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I Changed My View and It Changed Me

There were times many years ago when I thought my friends had abandoned me. I was wrong. I had only thought that they and I were friends. I hadn’t really been much of a friend to them so I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Wonder…

“Sometimes you face difficulties not because you’re doing something wrong, but because you’re doing something right.” –Joel Osteen Wouldn’t life be simpler if all our problems stemmed from doing something wrong? Then we’d know we were on the wrong track … Continue reading

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What I Know For Sure

My friend Shian at http://shianwrites.wordpress.com/ asked the question in a recent post: What do you know for sure? I thought it was a great question. Here is my reply: I know for sure that I am happiest, feel most connected, … Continue reading

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No Doubt

I have No doubt That it Is when I look Within That I Will thrive Without –Russ Towne

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