Category Archives: Youth

Heroes​ Come in All Ages

A quick-thinking nineteen-year-old crane operator saves fourteen people from a burning building. Hero With love, Russ Story source: Leo @ Not All News is Bad Photo credit: Mohamed Nohassi via Unsplash.com    

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“Where a Hippo Flies”

I’ve just decided to publish a book of poetry for young children titled: Where a Hippo Flies Poetry for those See the World through Young Eyes It will include several of my rhyming story poems and perhaps two or three … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Children, Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Humor, Making Memories, Poetry, Poetry I Wrote, Project Updates for Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Spreading the Word About My Books, Story Writing Adventures, Uncategorized, Writing, Writing Project Updates, Youth | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

They Were Dancing in the Streets!

Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies   I received a Christmas day surprise when I went onto Amazon.com to find Purple Fox and the Heebie Jeebies was released on Christmas Eve! This is the story that my co-writer Josh Friedman and … Continue reading

Posted in Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Family "Fun", Fiction, Fiction I've Written, My Written Works Misc., Teamwork, Uncategorized, Working with a Co-Writer, Writing, Writing Project Updates, Youth | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

My First Novelette

I’m writing a story that has the working title of “Santa’s Helper.” It is an action/adventure/mystery/crime fiction. I hope for it to be my first electronic novelette (defined as a single story that is 7,500 to 17,500 words)/e-novelette. The genesis for the … Continue reading

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What’s with all the Rusty Bear Stuff?

I was recently asked: “So, I noticed the Record Label is Rusty Bear Music and one of your children’s books is about Rusty Bear…so what’s the story behind Rusty Bear. Curious people want to know! lol :D” I thought some of … Continue reading

Posted in Project Updates for Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Rusty Bear, Writing Project Updates, Youth | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Zach and the Toad Who Road the Bull

Dear friends: I don’t normally post my fiction stories on this blog but decided to make an exception in this case. The story below is a (hopefully) humorous rhyming story for children of all ages. May it brighten the day … Continue reading

Posted in Animals, Children, Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Fiction, Fiction I've Written, Fun, Humor, My Written Works Misc., Short Stories, Writing, Writing Project Updates, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | 18 Comments

Kindness Was The Name Of The Game

Kindness Was the Name of the Game By Russ Towne In 2012 my wife and I experienced a most unusual baseball game between the Giants and the Yankees. During it we got to see a 5-run homer, a batter run … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Beauty, Challenges, Children, Commitment, Community, Compassion, Connection/Connecting, Goodness, Inspiring, Making the World a Better Place, Non-Fiction, Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, True Stories I've Written, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

A Warm Heart on a Cold Day

From the time I was a young boy all the way through my most of my thirties I tended not to fit in with most of my peers. I was introverted, socially awkward, lacked confidence, and often felt shunned and … Continue reading

Posted in Adversity, Bullying, Challenges, Connection/Connecting, Dealing with Pain & Grief, Goodness, Healing, Making Memories, Making the World a Better Place, Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

A Gang of Kids Badly Beat Three Cops (at Basketball!)

http://blog.petflow.com/breaking-news-secret-footage-catches-kansas-city-police-in-the-act/ With Love, Russ

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Many More Opportunites Every Day

I loved this vid, its message, and the looks on the man’s face. I believe you will too. http://www.viralnova.com/homeless-surprise/#.U93CKpLsws8.facebook

Posted in Beauty, Change, Choices, Compassion, Creativity, Generosity, Goodness, Inspiring, Joy & Happiness, LIfe Lessons, Making the World a Better Place, Music, My Beliefs, Stories That Touched Me, Teamwork, Vids & Stories That Touched Me, Youth | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments