July 13, 2016 @ 2:22 PM

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May 17, 2016 @ 12:27 AM

I should give lessons on how to build a bridge in the country.  Why?  Because for ten years I was very proud of that fact.  A worker and I built a sixteen foot span across our creek so I could dive right over into our back fields.  We bought lunber and worked on it.  For ten years I drove large and small tractors over that bridge, always looking at the creek on both of sides of me because the clear water trickled down with God-given beauty and made me feel at peace with the world.

On one particular occasion i was driving my biggest tractor across the bridge with by bush hog cutter on the back.  As usual I got to the center and looked to my right.  The water was beautiful and it occurred to me that it ...

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April 12, 2016 @ 3:05 PM

One of the things that plagues an author is having someone come up and say: "Hi, Russ!"  I look and know I have seen that person before but no name comes to mind.  Worse, there are times when I draw a complete blank.  Why does this upset me?  Because every person is important and they deserve to be remembered.  I chide myself that such a thing is impossible because we sometimes speak to as many as three hundred people at any given event.  This does not include other authors, employees and vendors.

I have opened a photo album and have started collecting photos so at least I can refer to them and find out who the person was.  Recently at Centre College, a lovely, tall woman called my name and it ...

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