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I wanted to give to you an update regarding My Beloved. On the first day of our vacation to Disneyland with our grandson, his parents, and our adult daughter Stephanie, Heidi’s left leg was invaded by a super-aggressive infection. I … Continue reading

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My First Non-Fiction Book For Adults Has Just Been Released

http://www.amazon.com/From-Heart-Grateful-Russ-Towne/dp/1494212307/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1386654200&sr=8-3&keywords=russ+towne Or, you could just go to Amazon.com and type “Russ Towne” in the search field to see all my books and hear several of my songs. “From the Heart of a Grateful Man” is focused on Relationships, Family, and … Continue reading

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My oldest grandson Thomas and an orangutan shared a fist bump at the St. Louis Zoo earlier this week. My son Ben snapped the shot during our visit to my twin grandsons and their parents this week. The size of … Continue reading

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Don’t Smile!

(A repost for newer folks to this site.) My Beloved and I found that one of the hardest things about disciplining our young children was staying serious when scolding them—especially when every instinct in our bodies and minds wanted to … Continue reading

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How Saying “I Do” Changed My Life

“I DO”. Two of the shortest words in the English language, yet they come with the longest commitments two people can share. I said them nearly 34 years ago and meant them. Thankfully, My Beloved did too—the saying and the … Continue reading

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An Act of Love

I was awakened this morning by my Beloved as she massaged a special foot salve into my dry and cracked feet. She had just taken care of her feet, and blessed me with a brief morning wake-up foot massage. I … 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

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Beauty and Photography

(My apologies in advance to those who are experiencing bitter cold weather. This is not meant to be a bragging post. It is an appreciation and gratitude post, and perhaps a “Spring is coming” hopeful post for anyone who can … Continue reading

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Love Always and Forever!

This year I decided to create my own Valentines’ Day card for My Beloved. Here’s what it said: To My Beloved on Valentine’s Day We started as kids playing in the street In basketball you were hard to beat I … Continue reading

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The Day My Beloved Got Me Fired

(A re-post for newer friends of this blog.) Back in 1980, several months after we got married, my Beloved got me fired. It all began when I had to take time off from work due to the simultaneous removal of … Continue reading

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