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Your Creative Superpowers

A dear friend recently wrote that it’s stunning to him how prolific I am. I was both honored and humbled by his comment, and smiled about it because I’m perhaps most stunned of all. Seven years ago I was unaware … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way

I learned the hard way that having expectations is a choice that leads me down a path to disappointment, and if I linger in disappointment long enough I can find myself in bitterness and misery. When I replace expectations and … Continue reading

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Hello Again

It has been nearly a month since my last post. Much has happened during that time. I plan to update you all when I come up for air. It may be another two to four weeks before I get back … Continue reading

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Gray Hair and Wrinkles

I believe that every new gray hair and wrinkle are gifts to remind me that life is fleeting, and in that impermanence, precious. With Love, Russ

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Gifts

Yesterday I saw a lone Canada goose in the middle of the day, honking non-stop as it flew across the sky. Seeing geese fly is one of my favorite sights and normally brings a smile to my face. Not this … Continue reading

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Priceless Gifts from a Homeless Stranger

I almost didn’t notice her as I drove by on the way back from a last-minute shopping run for forgotten items for Christmas dinner with extended family. She was all alone laying on a sidewalk on Christmas Day. The sight … 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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