Category Archives: Strength

As Much of Me as I Have the Courage to Share

It’s critically important to me to share my truth in everything I write, perhaps my fiction most of all. I owe readers as much of me as I have the courage to express in my books: Love, pain, shame, grief, joy, … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

Touched on Amazon! The second edition of Touched was just released on Amazon.com. Terror, love, chills, hope, magic, thrills, action, science fiction, and fantasy await you. Come inside and be Touched! These stories will inspire, haunt, amaze, and delight readers who love … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Adventure, Adversity, Challenges, Courage, Fiction, Flash Fiction, Heroes, Love, My Beliefs, My Written Works Misc., Short Stories, speculative fiction, Story Writing Adventures, Strength, Suspense, Thriller, Writing, Writing Project Updates | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

I Love this Video

I love this video and I’ll bet most of you will too. Connecting the Dots I Love this Video With Love, Russ

Posted in Acceptance, Adversity, Breakthroughs, Bullying, Challenges, Choices, Commitment, Courage, Following Your Passion, Growth/Learning, Inspiring, LIfe Lessons, My Beliefs, Opportunities, Strength, Success, Vids & Stories That Touched Me | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

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

A Beautiful Solution to a Heart-breaking Problem

I’ll bet it’s not often that a tough-looking biker club gets called beautiful, but I’m doing it now. Please click on the link to see why. So many of life’s difficult problems can be dealt with in such creative ways. … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Beauty, Bullying, Children, Commitment, Compassion, Courage, Creativity, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Fear, Goodness, Honor, Kindness, Making the World a Better Place, Strength, Suffering, Teamwork, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Abundance, Adversity, Beauty, Challenges, Children, Creativity, Dreams, Family, Family "Fun", Gifts, Goodness, Gratitude, Illness, Ingenuity, Kindness, Loss, My Written Works Misc., Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Pain & Grief, Parenting, Photos I Took, Strength, True Stories I've Written, Writing, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

For My Daughter and Every Daughter…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ruchikatulshyan/2013/12/06/this-amazing-hair-commercial-portrays-sexist-labels/?partner=yahootix …and for my sons and every son. With Love, Russ PS: My focus is on the message, not the product. I don’t care one way or another about the latter. But the former is a powerful reminder that I … Continue reading

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