Category Archives: Spirit

Coming Home

My experience of touching my spirit was akin to going some place for the first time and and realizing I’d come home. I wondered what had taken me so long to find such a beautiful place that had been there all … Continue reading

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Lessons on Life

I found the information linked below to be worth every second I invested in experiencing it, and believe some of you will too. http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-mcraven-commencement-speech-at-ut-2014-5 With Love, Russ

Posted in Adversity, Bullying, Challenges, Community, Discipline & Consequences, Growth/Learning, Hope, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Mistakes, Patience & Persistence, Spirit, Strength, Suffering, Teamwork, Traditions & Rituals, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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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What it Feels Like to Walk and Be Loved

Source: KBON 101.1 FM’s photo With Love, Russ

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Lost and Found

I just read a comment to me from a friend in response to a line in a poem I’d written and shared at http://Poetscorner.com. The line was: “I was lost” He commented something to the effect of: “Were you? You … Continue reading

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Mirrors, Hearts, and Souls

(Source: Through a Country Momma’s Eyes) May you be surrounded by hearts that reflect and protect the beauty of your soul. With Love, Russ

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Probable Cover Photos For “Heart” and “Reflections”

Here are the cover photos I hope to use for my non-fiction books being released late this month “From the Heart of a Grateful Man” and early in December “Reflections of a Grateful Man”. They were taken by a dear … Continue reading

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