Tag Archives: Friendship

A Message from a Parted Friend

I was just cleaning out some years-old emails when my eye caught one from a friend who suddenly passed away some time ago. I stopped to open the message and am glad I did: Friendship By Dinah Maria Mulock Craik … Continue reading

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Playing a New Game in the Middle East

    Photo Credit: Josh Pepper via Unsplash.com Jatta, Tel-Aviv-Yavo, Israel A New Game “We have all become friends.” Such sweet words, especially when the “We” are leftists, right-wingers, Orthodox Jews and Arab Muslims in the Middle East. With Love, … Continue reading

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Friends For Life

I just read an article about a woman with MS who promised they would continue coming to see her, and they did, for twenty-one years and counting. What a remarkable testament to the stricken women and he tremendous friends. Some … Continue reading

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Looking for the Opportunity

“It has been said that true friends are hard to find. They may just be looking for the opportunity to step up and revel themselves.” –Greg Higgins Source: Heroic Stories   Heroic Stories With Love, Russ

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When Will I Learn?

A friend just reminded me that I can either judge people or I can love them. I’m amazed at how often I forget that love is the answer to so many questions. It’s such a simple concept that I often … Continue reading

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A Lifelong Friendship

Each book is an opportunity to begin a beautiful friendship, some of which last a lifetime. With Love, Russ

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Being There

Many of the most powerful moments in my life, the times I feel the most alive, the most useful, and the most connected to everyone and everything are those times I am there when someone needs me the most. Just … Continue reading

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My Old Friend Duke is Having a Very Bad Day

My Old Friend My old friend Duke is having a very a rough day. He collapsed and couldn’t get up this morning. I rushed him to the veterinarian. His red blood cell count is 18% of normal. The vet referred … Continue reading

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My Illness this Week Reminded Me of My Old Friend

My Old Friend I’ve been ill this week and as usual my great dog Duke stand at my side the whole time (other than the occasional potty break.) That¬†reminded me of a song lyric I wrote to honor Duke, our … Continue reading

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You

You Seemingly from out of nowhere Thoughts of you drift gently into my mind. They linger for moments then fade away As dew on a sunny day. Leaving a small and wistful smile in their wake. The journey from heart … Continue reading

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