Russ who retired in 2005 after a career as a teacher and then as a scientific computer programmer, began writing for his own pleasure, soon making it a hobby, then adding a weekly newspaper column, followed by a blog, Facebooking, thus turning the hobby into an obsession. He has it under control with regular attendance at a writer’s group where each member begins by saying “My name is Russ. I am a writer. I have been writing daily for 792 days now….”
Russ has self-published a seemingly endless series of local history and local nostalgia books, some which have sold as many as 300 copies. You can find his writing and photos at riverroadrambler.blogspot.com where nearly 25 folks read every word of his blog.
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He is the treasurer of the Northwest Regional Writers club and never fails to have the bank balance up-to-date.
He will tell you that he is one of the most modest, humble and unassuming people in all of the
Midwest, and possibly North America. His photo here was a self-portrait taken live
into a mirror. The fuzzy focus captures