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Dedicated to those in the Darkness

To those who are in dark, cold, and fear-filled places, I offer and dedicate this poem: Broken Promise An unopened bud A leaf left unfurled A loss of great beauty To a beckoning world Withered by fear From memories and … Continue reading

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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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Thank You

Thank you to all who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others, and thank you to their families for the sacrifices made so others can remain safe and free. With Love from a Grateful Man, Russ  

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The Royalty of Loyalty

What a wonderful story of the loyalty of a dog during the Northern California fires. Odin’s loyalty was tested by fire With Love, Russ

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Caring and Courage

I still care greatly what friends and family in particular think of me, but do what I do anyway. I believe it’s a bit like being afraid but not letting fear control my life. I acknowledge it’s there and most … Continue reading

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Fear, Sour Grapes, Shrinking, & Growing

I’ve too often let fear keep me from doing things I’ve wanted to do. Or perhaps I just just didn’t want to do those things badly enough (though that sounds a bit like “sour grapes” rationalizing to me.) In more … Continue reading

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A Quote from a Book I’m Reading

“It is good to say that you are afraid,” Sakim said. “It is not good to be too bold. A little fear makes a man think. It is better to be a little afraid and yet do what has to … Continue reading

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