Tag Archives: true

For Those Who Felt Picked on and Ridiculed

I just wrote a short story for those who felt picked on and ridiculed as kids. It is labeled fictional, but in truth, all of the things that happened to “Chris” actually happened to me (except the part about other … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Writers

I took a two-month hiatus after successfully completing a self-publishing marathon of writing and bringing eight books to market in eight months. Now, my batteries are re-charged and I’m ready to tackle another type of creative project I’ve never attempted … Continue reading

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It’s True For Women Too!

(Source: I Stop For Suffering shared The Art of Learning’s photo) I believe this is true. Love, Russ

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Being Who You Are

“Being who you are is another way of accepting yourself.” –Unknown (Source: tinybuddha) I know this saying has proven true for me. To my surprise, the more of myself I shared with others–idiosyncrasies, weirdness’s, and all–the more I’ve actually liked … Continue reading

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Letting go, Appreciating, and Looking Forward

“Sometimes you just have to let go of what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.” (Source: Lets Be Positive Together) I’ve been there and will be again. Based on my experience, I’d say this … Continue reading

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Updates & Quotes

Hi, everyone. Contrary to circumstantial evidence, I remain among the living. Though I’m back home, a dead computer, new Windows 8, a backed up sewer line, and other “opportunities to learn and grow” have dramatically slowed down my quarterly letter … Continue reading

Posted in Abundance, Adventure, Children, Dreams, Grace, Grandparenting & Grandkids, Growth/Learning, Love, Marriage, Quotes I Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Detriment of the Doubt

I normally like to think things out And to give folks the benefit of the doubt But there have been times that I’ve found It’s wisest not to hang around When my stomach starts to churn That’s the time to … Continue reading

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