Tag Archives: commitment

Reporting for Duty

The day after 9/11, a man appeared at a New York City firehouse offering to help. He was a former employee — he had worked at the firehouse from 1980 to 1984 before changing careers. Despite his nearly two decades … Continue reading

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My First Non-Fiction Book For Adults Has Just Been Released

http://www.amazon.com/From-Heart-Grateful-Russ-Towne/dp/1494212307/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386654200&sr=8-3&keywords=russ+towne Or, you could just go to Amazon.com and type “Russ Towne” in the search field to see all my books and hear several of my songs. “From the Heart of a Grateful Man” is focused on Relationships, Family, and … Continue reading

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“Poor, Hungry, and Determined” Were His PHD

Have you ever had Flamin’ Hot Cheetos? This is the guy who invented them and his story is fascinating. His name is Richard Montanez and he was the janitor at a Frito-Lay plant in Southern California when he came up … Continue reading

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How Saying “I Do” Changed My Life

“I DO”. Two of the shortest words in the English language, yet they come with the longest commitments two people can share. I said them nearly 34 years ago and meant them. Thankfully, My Beloved did too—the saying and the … Continue reading

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All The Way

Going “All the way” sexually Heck, that’s the easy part Compared to What it takes To follow through In matters of the heart –Russ Towne

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They Were

They were “Committed” To each other Mostly Nearly Almost Largely Sort of Partially But one day They realized That commitment Isn’t a sometime Or partial thing It’s all or nothing And there is beauty And strength In commitment When both … Continue reading

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Knowing What I Need

There was a time when I expected Beloved to know what I needed and to provide it. There were multiple problems with that approach. First, I’ve come to learn that expectations are the cause of much suffering. When I reduce … Continue reading

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Investing In My Relationships along the Way Or Paying For It BIG TIME Later

In my recent post, “Blowing the Dust Away” I used the phrase, “…investing time together” A reader commented in part, “I think investing in our valued relationships is a great way to put it.” (Thank you, Cathy!) That got me … Continue reading

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