Tag Archives: friends

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

Posted in Courage, Family, Fear, Focus, Friendship, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

My Old Friend is Gone

Duke collapsed yesterday morning and had a hard time getting up. I rushed him to the vet, they examined him and had me bring him to the emergency medical hospital last night. He kept getting worse and became non-responsive this … Continue reading

Posted in Dealing with Pain & Grief, Dogs & Other Wonderful Creatures, Loss, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 44 Comments

False Friends

A friend on Facebook and in life sent a note¬†along the lines that she was impressed by the promotional activities I’d just begun. I feel immensely grateful for her comment, and for all the wonderfully supportive and inspirational comments and … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Feelings/Emotions, Friendship, Kindness, Laziness, Listening to the Whispers of the Heart | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

“Ki-Gra’s REALLY, REALLY Big Day!” has been Released on Amazon in time for the Holidays!

http://www.amazon.com/Ki-Gras-REALLY-BIG-Day/dp/1501069578/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1416549522&sr=8-6&keywords=Russ+Towne With Love, Russ

Posted in Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Project Updates for Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Writing, Writing Project Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

A Delightful Visit, an Error, and Some Updates

I had a delightful lunch with a fellow blogger and friend I got to meet in person for the first time last Friday. It occurred to me that I haven’t gotten permission to say who it was so I’ll just … Continue reading

Posted in Anthologies, Friendship, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Suddenly You Just Know

Source: The Breast Cancer Site’s photo. Suddenly you just know. When you hear the whispers of your heart, love emerges from your fertile spirit where it waited patiently for your understanding to beautify and inspire the world. Thank you for … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Beauty, Change, Following Your Passion, Growth/Learning, Making the World a Better Place | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Secrets and Truth

A kind reader recently said–likely with tongue firmly in cheek–that my secrets are safe with her. Joke or not, I appreciated her comment and am grateful for such friends. In actuality, I don’t fear my “secrets” being exposed because I … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, Communicating, Gossipping, My Beliefs, Observations, Relationship Lessons Learned, Truth | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

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

Posted in Abundance, Adversity, Beauty, Challenges, Children, Creativity, Dreams, Family, Family "Fun", Gifts, Goodness, Gratitude, Illness, Ingenuity, Kindness, Loss, My Written Works Misc., Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Pain & Grief, Parenting, Photos I Took, Strength, True Stories I've Written, Writing, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Living Life Inside Out

A recent post by Peter Wells at Counting Ducks mentioned a phrase something along the lines of “Living life inside out”. That reminded me of a post I’d written some time ago with a similar theme and I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Authentic Living, Friendship, Gratitude | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

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

Posted in Children, Commitment, Discipline & Consequences, Fairness, Family, Family "Fun", Feelings/Emotions, Forgiveness, Friendship, Grandparenting & Grandkids, Growth/Learning, Humor, Joy & Happiness, Life, LIfe Lessons, Loneliness, Loss, Love, Marriage, Mistakes, My Written Works Misc., Non-fiction Stories I've Written, Non-Fiction Writing I've Done, Pain & Grief, Parenting, Story Writing Adventures, Traditions & Rituals, Writing, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments