Author Archives: Russ

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT?

I had three uncles — was named after two of them: RALPH RUSSELL. At first I was called by both names. When I reached school age my parents settled on RALPH. By the time I joined the Navy I thought … Continue reading

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DELIGHTFUL DREAMING

It was 3:53 a.m. when I awakened from a most delightful dream about a group of little dogs sniffing at me and wagging with their whole bodies and begging me for love from my fingertips. I savored the dream for … Continue reading

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THE EGG BEATER

I was probably seven or eight when I got to “work” my first “machine”. I was intrigued by the gears that moved when I made the little handle go “round and round”. That made the beaters go “round and round” … Continue reading

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NOSTALGIA AS SEASONING

If you sprinkle a little nostalgia into you day that may be OK. But it’s easy to cover your day with too much remembering. A bit of reflection over “what was and ain’t not more” should be explored with caution. … Continue reading

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FUNNY HOW THE MIND GOES SOMETIMES

Last night I had a sundae for dessert.As I lifted off the bright red cherry from the whip cream which was layered over chocolate sauce which was layered over ice cream I thought of the wood of a cherry tree … Continue reading

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THE BUG

The bug bugged me at breakfast.Though it left me it did not leave my memory and so at lunch time my mind allowed for its return. It flew back and though it wasn’t there it was. At least it seemed … Continue reading

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LEFT FOOT – RIGHT FOOT

Most morningsmy mind is working by 5 amand most mornings I arise from bedand twist a lot until my feet are on the floor. If I stand and begin my day on my right footI am apt to be grateful … Continue reading

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LIMERICks

In the dining hall there are three Janes. Yes, three of them have the same name. They bless where we eat and mostly they’re sweet. If I love them am I to blame? Do you know that I like rhyming … Continue reading

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THE SPEED OF LIGHT

Astronomers can tell us how fast light goes. How they do this beats me. I’ve checked into it and just  don’t understand it. But I accept it as fact and go about my dailyness paying only heed that light travels … Continue reading

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A BLUR IN THEIR EYES

They started looking at me: first one — then two, then three. I began to feel self-conscious. Was my hair all messed up? Was the small scab on my forehead bleeding? What had I done to get all this attention? … Continue reading

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