Tag Archives: dreams

Dream So Big Your Fear Can’t Stop You

The thought that came to mind when I read the article linked below is what I used for the title of my post. Dream So Big Your Fear Can’t Stop You With Love, Russ  

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It is important to me that my books bring joy and delight to children and not merely entertain and teach them. I love when children discover lessons in my stories for themselves and feel as though they’ve just unearthed hidden treasures. … Continue reading

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Dream Meld

It’s happened. Dreams of real life and imagined life via one of my fiction stories joined together into a mind-tripping dream meld last night. I believe I accidentally set myself up for it when I added a brief dream sequence … Continue reading

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A Young Man’s Dreams

When I was young, I saw the movie Sabrina with Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, and William Holden. Later in life I saw the remake. I greatly enjoy both versions, and a scene   from them that inspired one of my dreams was when … Continue reading

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Failure and Well-Lived Lives

I believe the failures never stop for lives well-lived. Failing mightily is part of the package when one attempts to do mighty things. It is what a person does and keeps doing after they fail again and again, and who … Continue reading

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“Slices of Life” to be Released in September!

I’m delighted to tell you that the anthology of non-fiction stories titled “Slices of Life” will be released in less than 30 days! I’m immensely grateful to the fifteen writers who are participating in this project and have patiently waited … Continue reading

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Nightmares and Dreams

I just realized that nearly all of my ‘dreams’ while sleeping are in fact nightmares–at least the ones I remember. I have them virtually every night, and usually remember at least the last one when I wake up. I can’t … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Writers

I took a two-month hiatus after successfully completing a self-publishing marathon of writing and bringing eight books to market in eight months. Now, my batteries are re-charged and I’m ready to tackle another type of creative project I’ve never attempted … Continue reading

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No Star In All the Heavens

A Most Unusual Christmas Tree Visitors who come to our home near the holidays are often struck by the sight of a most unusual Christmas tree. Instead of a fir or some other traditional kind, we have a palm tree … Continue reading

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Speaking of Flying…

I just completed the rough drafts of my first two non-fiction books not written for children, all 64,541 words worth. It has been fun writing them. One is titled, “From the Heart of a Grateful Man” and deals with love, … Continue reading

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