Full Circle Surprise Reunion

Surprise Reunion

Two men got the surprise of their lives during a routine traffic stop.

Snippet:

“A traffic stop led to a surprise reunion between a New Jersey state trooper and a retired police officer who delivered him as a baby.”

Instead of a ticket, the retired cop got to meet young cop’s mom.

With Love,

Russ

 

 

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Desperate Journeys is Now an e-Book!

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For those who prefer reading eBooks, Desperate Journeys is now available in the Kindle format for just $2.99 (or FREE for those subscribed to the Kindle Unlimited Service!)

Kindle Version

You can also get the 5×8 inch softcover version for only $6.95:

Softcover

With Love,

Russ

 

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Saddled Up and Ridin’ the Trail

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With the recent release of Desperate Journeys, Desperate Journeys my book of five suspenseful, action-packed crime stories, I have now saddled up and am ridin’ the trail of writing western stories that will be included in several books of western tales by the best-selling western author Scott Harris.

I’m also about half done with my own book of western tales. I don’t have a working title for it yet but trust one will come to me. I love writing about the old west and the people in it. how they talked and how things were much simpler then. Not easier. Definitely not easier. But simpler.

Attention buyers who pre-ordered autographed copied of Desperate Journeys and Beta Readers who provided feedback regarding several of my stories: I plan to deliver your autographed copy/ies to the USPS this week. 

Thank you!

With Love,

Russ

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been focused on writing

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Playing a New Game in the Middle East

 

 

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Photo Credit: Josh Pepper via Unsplash.com

Jatta, Tel-Aviv-Yavo, Israel

A New Game

“We have all become friends.” Such sweet words, especially when the “We” are leftists, right-wingers, Orthodox Jews and Arab Muslims in the Middle East.

With Love,

Russ

Snippets:

Backgammon is an ideal game for bringing Jews and Arabs together, Djemal says. Known in both Arabic and Hebrew as shesh-besh, the game long has been a staple of Middle Eastern culture.

“So far, more than 6,000 people have come to our events, and there’s an even broader following online,” said Djemal, a 30-year-old Harvard graduate who studied behavioral economics.

“This is not a competition between enemies. We just want to come and play,” said Matan Hayat, 28, a religious school teacher in this city’s Katamon neighborhood. “Here we have leftists, right-wingers, Orthodox Jews and Arab Muslims. We have all become friends.”

Sources: JTA via Leo at Not All News is Bad

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A Sweet Joke

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Photo Credit: Pete Wright via Unsplash.com

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As I left the grocery store, I noticed two little kids, maybe six or seven years old, selling candy bars in front of the store to raise money for their school band.
“I’ll buy a chocolate bar on one condition,” I said to the boys. “You eat it for me.”
I bought one and handed the candy back to one of the boys. He shook his head. “I can’t,” he said.
“Why not?”
Looking me in the eye, he responded gravely, “I’m not supposed to take candy from strangers.”
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I was going to post a time-traveling joke…but you guys didn’t like it.
Source: www.mikeysFunnies.com
With Love,
Russ
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A Pregnant Fireman

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“Give me a sentence about a public servant,” said a teacher.
The small boy wrote: “The fireman came down the ladder pregnant.”
The teacher took the lad aside to correct him: “Don’t you know what pregnant means?” she asked.
“Sure,” said the young boy confidently. “It means carrying a child.”
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Isn’t the best way to save face to keep the lower part shut?
Source: www.mikeysFunnies.com
With Love,
Russ
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My Writer’s Lair

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I’ve often been curious as to where writers go when they create their worlds. In case you’ve ever wondered where I go, the above are images of my writer’s lair. You may notice the ever-present dogs and at least one of the dog beds around and under my desk, and the dining room table I prefer to use as a desk (as it doesn’t feel as confining and I can slide back and forth beneath it.) In case you’re also wondering, no, my desktop rarely looks this clear. I tidied up a bit before taking the shots. I’m a writer, so taking little poetic license is okay. ;-D!

With Love,
Russ

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