Category Archives: Loss

“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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“Blood Oaths”

I just completed my most recent story, “Blood Oaths”. It is fiction of the mystery/suspense/action/thriller genres. If you like reading any of those genres, I invite you to check out “Blood Oaths” at Imaginings of a Grateful Man http://imaginingsofagratefulman.com With … Continue reading

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Cocoons and Sunshine

As I laid in bed this morning, luxuriating in the warmth on my skin, knowing that in a moment I would rise and begin a new day, the seeds of the poem below came to me. I rose, grabbed some … 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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Light and Shadows

I believe that kindness is growing faster than hatred, as evidenced by so many examples others doing, sharing news of, and being inspired by kindness. Hatred is gradually being driven to ever-diminishing shadows as the light of love grows brighter. … 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

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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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