Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Failure and Well-Lived Lives

I believe the failures never stop for lives well-lived. Failing mightily is part of the package when one attempts to do mighty things. It is what a person does and keeps doing after they fail again and again, and who … Continue reading

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Tiny Fingers

One of my favorite rituals between my two year old grandson Thomas and me starts when he rings the doorbell at our front door and My Beloved answers it. Thomas runs in yelling “Papa! “Papa!” (that’s what he calls me) … Continue reading

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Crimson in a Yellow World

The garden in front of our home is graced by many rose bushes. My Beloved lovingly planted them many years ago and I now nurture them. Gorgeous yellow blossoms explode from a whole row of them. They vibrantly glow in … Continue reading

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Hot Dates and Grandkids

A friend and I were scheduled to have dinner and watch a movie on Friday. He just sent an email canceling our plans because his grandkids will be in town. Having some grandkids living out of the area myself, I … 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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Two Views of Wisdom

“Wisdom is knowing I am nothing, love is knowing I am everything, and between the two life moves.” –Nisargadatta Maharaj (Source: Online Wellness Network) I prefer to believe that wisdom is knowing that we are love, and it’s the material … Continue reading

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It Will Be Enough

Now is all the time I have, but if I invest it wisely, it will be enough. Love, Russ

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