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Sometimes It Lights an Inextinguishable Fire

Being pushed out of the crowd and into the darkness can help some people find the strength and determination to stand out in the spotlight. With Love, Russ

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As Much of Me as I Have the Courage to Share

It’s critically important to me to share my truth in everything I write, perhaps my fiction most of all. I owe readers as much of me as I have the courage to express in my books: Love, pain, shame, grief, joy, … 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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Lessons on Life

I found the information linked below to be worth every second I invested in experiencing it, and believe some of you will too. http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-mcraven-commencement-speech-at-ut-2014-5 With Love, Russ

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If I Could

  If I could, I’d hold you tight and whisper in your ear, “You are safe, you are loved, I care, and I’m here.” If I could, I’d help you find greater inner peace From all your grief and torment … Continue reading

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My mind often flows in mysterious ways. I’m in Illinois visiting family. Snow fell last night. Outside my window is a beautiful white vista. My grandtwins are making delightful experimental sounds with their mouths in the background. One crawled for … Continue reading

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Helping. Us. Grow. Spiritually. HUGS!

http://chicksontheright.com/posts/item/25083-want-to-have-a-little-faith-restored-in-humanity-watch-this?fb_action_ids=10202829394841653&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B248624278635494%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D Watch what happens when someone spouts hateful, hurtful, racist comments to the only person not of the same color in a crowded barber shop in Harlem. I LOVE this video. It just kept getting better and better. With Love … Continue reading

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For My Daughter and Every Daughter…

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ruchikatulshyan/2013/12/06/this-amazing-hair-commercial-portrays-sexist-labels/?partner=yahootix …and for my sons and every son. With Love, Russ PS: My focus is on the message, not the product. I don’t care one way or another about the latter. But the former is a powerful reminder that I … Continue reading

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It’s What You See…And Do

I believe the same is true for cruelty, hatred, gossip, betrayal, undkindness, neglect, indifference, violence, and destruction, except when those seeds are sown, they create chains of more of the same until they are broken by love, kindness, courage, strength, … Continue reading

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Some Quotes I Love

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” –Theodore Roosevelt (Source: Online Wellness Network) “strength does not come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you thought you once thought you couldn’t.” –Rikki Rogers (Source Online Wellness Network) … Continue reading

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