Tag Archives: lyric

Nature’s Symphony

Some of you know I began my writing adventure as a lyricist. I thought I’d share one of the songs I wrote a few years ago. Kevin Harris helped me to polish the song and he put music to it … Continue reading

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Project Updates & Requests for Info

As you probably know I wrote my first short children’s story titled “Clyde and I” (you can see it at a recent post of the same title) for my grandkids. I’m considering writing more, and possibly creating one or more … Continue reading

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“We Took The Leap Together” (From My Poem “The First”)

This post is for those of you who enjoy experiencing the process I go through when attempting to develop a song lyric from one of my poems. You may recall reading the paragraph in an earlier post about the direction … Continue reading

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I included a link in a recent post to my song, “Nature’s Symphony” which was co-written with Kevin Harris. Newer readers may not be aware that the song’s genesis was a poem I wrote titled “Enchanted”. I re-worked the poem … Continue reading

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To A Friend Who Is Going Through Tough Times

A friend who is going through tough times recently wrote something along the lines that she needed to get out into nature. Dear friend: I wrote the lyric for the song linked above, and Kevin Harris wrote the music. I’m … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Sculpture

I am occasionally asked regarding how or where I get ideas for my poems, lyrics, and short stories. The ideas come from everywhere and everything. Sometimes a single word or phrase ignites a spark of an idea. Sometimes it is … Continue reading

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“No More Secrets/No More Lies”: Dedicated to All Who’ve Had Their Hearts Broken By A Dishonest Lover

In an earlier post, I promised to post a song or two. This one has an energy that is quite different from my other songs to date and is dedicated to everyone who has been cheated on, lied to, or … Continue reading

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The Great Gift I Got This Morning

Natures Symphony-Final Mix I belong to a men’s group. About 50 of us meet once a month in a park with big grassy areas, various elevations, and a lot of redwoods. Long-time readers know that I love redwoods. At our … Continue reading

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“Nature’s Symphony” Is Finally Available For Sale

First off, a reminder for everyone: Please remember that you can hear my songs for free as often as you want by going to the “Songs I’ve Written or Co-Written” category in this blog. But for those who quite awhile … Continue reading

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A Song I Co-Wrote “Makin’ Memories”

I recently realized that the earlier songs that I’d written/co-written couldn’t be accessed via this site, so I’m posting them now. My co-writer on this one is Denis Loiseau. Russ

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