Russ
Subscriber since: August 2005
Location: Locust Grove, VA
About Me
I've been writing poetry for 40 years, and have had a few poems published. About 35 years ago, I was "president" or chief editor of my college literary magazine. I enjoyed that immensely. I spent 20 years working in commercial real estate. I had to "retire" after becoming 100% disabled due to chronic diseases of the spine plus serious automobile accidents. I write as often as my spine allows, for as long as I am able to tolerate the relentless pain. I consider myself most fortunate. I love to write, to read, and to listen to and play music. I was eight when I began playing keyboards of various types. I don't play now, just listen to others' recordings. Music truly inspires me. I started climbing mountains when I was seven, and rock climbing at 15, long before it became somewhat fashionable. Now, I dream of climbing once again. Sweet dreams they are, indeed.
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Favorite Word:

love
There is an astounding deficit of it worldwide. Were a surfeit to exist, I boldly say nearly all the troubles we humans have created would dry up and blow away. Its twin sibling, peace, is as important, if not more, to assure the continuing survival of humankind.
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Least Favorite Word:

hate
Invert what I said about my favorite word, and I think that'll be enough said.
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Favorite Quote:

""One kind Heart is mightier than a thousand keen Swords.""
- Russell B. Walther

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Writing and Skating
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