Tag Archives: beloved

Blanket Forts and Grandsons

I recently got to build a blanket fort with my oldest grandson Thomas. He’s two years old. I used to love building and playing in blanket forts when I was a kid, then with my children, and now I get … Continue reading

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Happenings

“Love is not a matter of what happens in life. It’s a matter of what’s happening in your heart.” –Ken Keyes I also believe that happiness is not a matter of what happens in your life. It’s a matter of … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Growth/Learning, Joy & Happiness, Life, Loss, Love, Mistakes, Observations, Quotes I Love, Random Thoughts, Suffering, Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Updates & Quotes

Hi, everyone. Contrary to circumstantial evidence, I remain among the living. Though I’m back home, a dead computer, new Windows 8, a backed up sewer line, and other “opportunities to learn and grow” have dramatically slowed down my quarterly letter … Continue reading

Posted in Abundance, Adventure, Children, Dreams, Grace, Grandparenting & Grandkids, Growth/Learning, Love, Marriage, Quotes I Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Get Your Stories Straight

(This is a re-post for newer friends of this site.) Like nearly all siblings, our sons sometimes got into quarrels. When that occurred, my Beloved and I attempted to unravel how it started so we could create learning lessons as … Continue reading

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Photos From Shangri-La

Here are a few photos taken from the enclosed balcony of the Bed & Breakfast where stayed in Pacific Grove. The photos don’t do the picturesque scenes justice. They were taken from an iPad, at less than ideal times of … Continue reading

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A Dying Man’s Last Request

A re-post for newer friends: My biological father (I’ll call him “RP” for the remainder of this post) was an avid golfer. He always dreamed of playing the Pebble Beach Golf Course. He and another man wanted to play the … Continue reading

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Wonder Women

This post is dedicated to all women who keep life from becoming boring, including My Beloved who often makes me wonder! ;-D! Love, Russ

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