Tag Archives: friends

True Friendship

(Source: Believe in the Magic of Christmas) With Love, Russ

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An Unbreakable Bond

As I’ve been writing my book, many memories have come to me. Some are funny, some are sweet, and, as in the story below, some are bittersweet indeed. An Unbreakable Bond I frequently write (the old-fashioned pen-and-ink kind) to a … Continue reading

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In Spite of Ourselves

A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. He taught me about living each day … with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to … Continue reading

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A Child Inside

(Source: Karen Robiscoe shares Oh No! Mama’s Off Her Meds, Again’s photo) With Love, Russ

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A Gift of Trying Times

I love this quote and believe in the truth and wisdom of it. Sadly, the times I typically learn and re-learn this lesson are when I need friends the most. The great news is that those are the times that … Continue reading

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“Rusty Bear and Thomas, Too”

Here are some excerpts and illustrations from my second children’s book. It’s titled “Rusty Bear and Thomas, Too”. It is scheduled for release at the end of September, and will be a part of my Kickstarter Crowd-sourcing campaign (which could … Continue reading

Posted in Action, Adventure, Adversity, Animals, Challenges, Children, Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Choices, Compassion, Courage, Friendship, Goodness, Gratitude, Heroes, Inspiring, Kindness, My Written Works Misc., Project Updates for Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Home Maintenance

Our lawns need mowing A cobweb’s growing A gate is sagging Repairs are lagging Shelves are dusty A latch is rusty A faucet leaks Our hall floor creaks Laundry’s piled on the floor A broken knob is on a door … Continue reading

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Those Who Help Me Be

(Source: Megan at I Stop For Suffering) Thank you to all of you who help me be. Your love, support, and friendship, are precious to me. Love, Russ

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Vow To A Broken Man

It took two bad lungs And a broken heart To finally tear My world apart Barely alive In intensive care Hoping friends would Visit me there Most were too busy To visit at all To send a card Or bother … Continue reading

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When No One Else Was

(Source: Lessons Learned In Life / Love Quotes Photo) Thank you To all who Were there with love When no one else was –Or would have been Had you known me then. Love, Russ

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