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Way to Go, Worcester!

Photo by Swaraj Tiwari on Unsplash How one man with big trouble who did what he had to do without complaint inspired a town. This story delighted me. I saw the article at Leo @ Not All News is Bad. … Continue reading

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This post is to celebrate all those who are taking the risk to unfurl from a safe bud so the world can experience their beauty. May you find the world appreciative and supportive, and your efforts inspire others to begin … Continue reading

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“Let’s Run Though the Rain!”

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Walmart. She must have been 6-years-old, this beautiful red-haired, freckle-faced image of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the top of rain gutters, so … Continue reading

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I Love this Video

I love this video and I’ll bet most of you will too. Connecting the Dots I Love this Video With Love, Russ

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“Slices of Life” has Been Released!

http://www.amazon.com/Slices-Life-Anthology-Selected-Non-Fiction/dp/1500314447/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1411923074&sr=8-8&keywords=Russ+Towne I’m pleased to announce that Slices of Life has been released and is available on Amazon.com! Slices of Life is an anthology of the selected non-fiction stories. From heart-warming memories of childhood, to humorous perspectives on aging and inspiring … Continue reading

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Great Storytelling and Poetry

I learned in songwriting that a great lyric is a story that grabs the listener and makes them laugh, cry (tears of joy or sadness), moves them (possibly literally to the point of dancing), or be inspires to take action … Continue reading

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Is Anyone Else Having Trouble Following My New Blog?

I just received a report that someone has clicked “Follow” on my new blog multiple times and yet is still unable to follow my new blog. Is anyone else having issues following it? Does anyone have suggestions as to what … Continue reading

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A Simple Act

Here is an excerpt from my soon-to-be-released non-fiction book, “Reflections of a Grateful Man”. A Simple Act When I was in my late teens I thought I was having a heart attack, but it proved to be a collapsed lung … Continue reading

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The Silence Between the Words

(Source: Ute Lark shared Motivation Live share of Zig Ziglar’s quote) (Source: Let’s Be Positive Together) One of the tasks of true friendship is to listen compassionately and creatively to the hidden silences. Often secrets are not revealed in words, … Continue reading

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Great Game Indeed

http://www.godvine.com/Inspirational-One-Legged-Boy-Will-Show-You-How-to-Enjoy-Life-fb-gvx-3782.html One boy, one leg, and an inspiring spirit. With Love, Russ

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