Russ Smith - Author

My Writing Story – Russ Smith

I met Russ on the Queen Mary 2 crossing from England to New York City. I attended the workshop he did on authoring and self-publishing. It was the perfect setting to talk about his murder mystery set on a cruise ship. You Become a Writer by Writing “Just sit down and start writing,” is what author and lecturer Russ Smith tells people when they ask how to get started as an author. “Think about what […]

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Memory care - dementia

An Open Letter to Dementia Caregivers

“A million tomorrows shall all pass away, ‘ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today.” (From Today by John Denver) For reasons I’ll leave for others to explain, we are witnessing an increase in the number of people that do forget all the joy that was theirs. My circle of family and friends struggling to care for someone with dementia has been steadily growing over the past few years. Last week the challenges of […]

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memorial service - you can't go home again

Going Home Again And Family Reunions

 I am sending him to you for this very purpose, to let you know how we are, and to encourage your hearts. (Ephesians 6:22) Though the statement “You can’t go home again,” is typically credited to author Thomas Wolfe, he picked it from a conversation with author Ella Winter. She asked him, “Don’t you know you can’t go home again?” Wolfe got her permission to use that as the title of his book. This is […]

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Rev. Bob Johnson

What Does It Mean To Pray?

Today’s blog about prayer was written by The Rev. Bob Johnson at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston. It spoke to me, so I asked him if I could share it with you. What Does It Mean To Pray? by The Rev. Bob Johnson I believe in prayer. But I have to admit that I have often been disappointed by it. Back around 1980, when I was still a chemical engineer working for DuPont and […]

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Sandy Lawrence Perceptive PR

Meet Sandy Lawrence of Perceptive PR

People often report they never envisioned they’d be doing the kind of work they are doing today.  Houston area Publicist Sandy Lawrence is a case in point. When she retired from her full time employment with Compaq she started PerceptivePR. Compaq was the perfect training ground to launch a PR firm of her own. There she was responsible for marketing, public relations, and corporate communications. She helped shape the corporate image and reviewed all public […]

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