Category Archives: Pain & Grief

My First Non-Fiction Book For Adults Has Just Been Released

http://www.amazon.com/From-Heart-Grateful-Russ-Towne/dp/1494212307/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386654200&sr=8-3&keywords=russ+towne Or, you could just go to Amazon.com and type “Russ Towne” in the search field to see all my books and hear several of my songs. “From the Heart of a Grateful Man” is focused on Relationships, Family, and … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Commitment, Discipline & Consequences, Fairness, Family, Family "Fun", Feelings/Emotions, Forgiveness, Friendship, Grandparenting & Grandkids, Growth/Learning, Humor, Joy & Happiness, Life, LIfe Lessons, Loneliness, Loss, Love, Marriage, Mistakes, My Written Works Misc., Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Pain & Grief, Parenting, Story Writing Adventures, Traditions & Rituals, Writing, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Choices and Pain

I believe that when people go through awful experiences–especially situations where other folks hurt us–we have a choice. We can choose to let what we went through become an excuse to close our heart in an attempt to protect ourselves … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Challenges, Choices, Compassion, Courage, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Healing, LIfe Lessons, My Beliefs, My Written Works Misc., Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Observations, Pain & Grief, Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

To A Friend Who Is Going Through Tough Times

A friend who is going through tough times recently wrote something along the lines that she needed to get out into nature. Dear friend: I wrote the lyric for the song linked above, and Kevin Harris wrote the music. I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Believe, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Dreams, Feelings/Emotions, Friendship, Goodness, Loneliness, Loss, My Beliefs, Nature, Pain & Grief, Poetry I Wrote, Songs I've Written or Co-Written | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Vow To A Broken Man

It took two bad lungs And a broken heart To finally tear My world apart Barely alive In intensive care Hoping friends would Visit me there Most were too busy To visit at all To send a card Or bother … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Anger, Friendship, Illness, LIfe Lessons, Loss, Observations, Pain & Grief, Poetry I Wrote, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

The Curb

Dear friends: The poem below is dedicated to all who have lost loved ones, to those who have healed, and those who still struggle with their pain, grief, and/or regret at not having said or done what they now wish … Continue reading

Posted in Loneliness, Pain & Grief, Poetry I Wrote, Regret, Suffering, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Ending The Cycle of Suffering

I just read a saying that perhaps not all that long ago I might have laughed at and agreed with, but now just saddens me: “KARMA: No need for revenge. Just sit back and wait. Those who hurt you will … Continue reading

Posted in Forgiveness, Growth/Learning, Kindness, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Pain & Grief, Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

If I Could

Your sorrow shows in your eyes and is etched on your face It reflects a weary spirit that is in a painful place The smiling mask you wear when you say everything’s OK Can’t hide from me the tragedy you … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Challenges, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Forgiveness, Healing, Loneliness, Pain & Grief, Poetry I Wrote, Strength | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

The Goofiest Christmas Tree and Beach You Ever Saw

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 Acceptance, Challenges, Children, Choices, Creativity, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Dreams, Family "Fun", Generosity, Inspiring, Pain & Grief, Parenting, True Stories I've Written | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

A Sparrow In A Coffee Shop

I have gained much wisdom and felt much love from followers of many religions, traditions, and faiths. While religions can unite, sadly they can also divide, as a great many bloody religious wars have proven. For that reason, I hesitate … Continue reading

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“You Hijacked My Heart”

My co-writer on this one is Marty Dolciamore. He is also the vocalist,musician, and producer. This song has a very different feel and sound versus most of what I write. I’m not fond of the characters in it, nor how … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Choices, Feelings/Emotions, Pain & Grief, Songs I've Written or Co-Written | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments