Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dear Someone - G Welch - Acoustic

Hello Grafted In Reader,

First, I would like to thank Phil T for his comment on my previous blog post. One never knows just where they may be heard or read!

-I just started reading another Maeve Bincy novel, "A Week In Winter" said to be her last before she passed in 2012. If you enjoy a good familial generational tale, this one won't let you down! Plus, no commercials to interrupt suspenseful moments.

-I have been spending some time investigating freelance writing, and discovered a web site that may be invaluable. It is
and relatively young in terms of existence. I hope to make the writing venture one that provides some immediate income in the near future.

Finally, a little humorous account was found by yours truly at
I share this in closing, and bid you Kevod Yeheveh, His presence bless you today and always! Thanks for the visit.

August 20, 2014
Washing Instructions
I decided to make myself useful and do a load of the family laundry. When I took the clothes out of the machine, I discovered — to my dismay — that I had also washed the watch my wife had given me while we were dating.
"Don't expect me to replace it," she said later with an obvious lack of sympathy.
By the time Father's Day rolled around, however, she had relented and gave me a beautiful new watch. Attached was a note with this stipulation: "DRY-CLEAN ONLY!"
Thank You
For Letting Me Give You a Smile Today!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

If I Had Wings - Country Song by Dolly Parton

Hello Grafted In Reader,
Today is August 13 in my corner of blog land, and it has been a week of learning, encouragement, and effort for yours truly. Your help may be wanted?
-First, I mentioned a book title in a recent post that would be a highly recommended read now. It is, "Three Cups Of Tea" by Greg Mortenson and journalist David Oliver Relin. "One man's mission to promote peace, one school at a time," in the remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. For an overview, visit the Central Asia Institute at

-Secondly, This short piece was on the July 12, 2014, edition of Public Radio International's, The World.
It's not every day that a 10-year-old blind boy from Quebec sings the blues ... And counselors at his summer camp for blind children say he's helping inspire other ...
B.B. King | Public Radio International

-Third, Many of us familiar with the long acting career of Robin Williams are surprised to learn of his severe depression which led him to allegedly take his life earlier this week. The Haftarot reading from Isaiah chapter 40 is quite pertinent in its exhortation then and now, "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, says our G-d." Someone may need the word or smile we can so freely give!

-Finally, a few writers known to myself on LinkedIn, are combining efforts to produce an anthology where others are perhaps encouraged through reading of how others faced seeming adverse professional and/or life experiences and eventually came out the better for it! I hope to complete this anthology by November 2014, and will need possible help to publish this in EBook and audio form for potential readers. The writers participating are donating their time and stories. If you feel led to be involved, please send me a reply via this blog, or find me on LinkedIn through

The working title of the anthology is, Healing For Self and Others.

Meantime, Kevod Yeheveh, His presence be ever near us!
Mellow Roc, David Russell

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Reasons Why by Nickel Creek - acoustic

Hello Grafted In Reader,

Today is August 6 in my corner of blog land, and the seasons are showing signs of change with cooler overnights and pleasantly warm daytime highs. The main thrust of my visit with you is going to continue to focus on drinking water. Water issues in Detroit, Toledo Ohio, and I think Brittish Columbia have been the three targeted geographic locations in the past few weeks with water issues facing its population.

I did a little google research on "tips for drinking water" and the top results may amuse you.
-12 Tips to Drink 8 Cups a Day,
-10 Ways to Drink More Water,
-How to Drink More Water Each Day,
-34 Tips For Drinking More Water,
These appear to have been posted in 2012 or 2013, respectively. There are plenty more if interested to wade further into the results. The simplest of course is make the effort to drink . . . glasses per day and just do so.

On the reading/wrioting front, my current book of choice is nonfiction titled, "Three Cups Of Tea" a biography of one Greg Mortensen, who in the 1990s birthed and developed his passion to raise funds for building schools in the region of Afghanistan, seen as a counter-measure to challenge what most westerners may regard as "terrorist propaganda education". His late father and sister were two persons indirectly behind his inspiration. It does raise a red flag somewhat by espousing the oft-believed adage, Whatever you wish to accomplish in life, it can be done. Otherwise, this work is a very interesting, well-written biography.

Thanks for stopping by. Kevod Yeheveh, may His presence quench the inner voids we each posess!
Mellow Roc (David)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wait A Minute - acoustic - Seldom Seen

Hello Grafted In Reader,
Today is July 31 in my corner (inglenook) of blog land. Hope this finds you doing well!
-I have some classical music playing in the background, and a fresh cup of coffee nearby as our visit continues. If you like classical music, browsing the Barnes and Noble web site, I found a few CDs currently priced at under $10.00, American. They include: "Mozart For Meditation: Quiet Music for Quiet Times"
"Pachelbel Canon And Other Boroque Melodies"
"The Messiah" by Handel for $9.92.
For dancing pleasure perhaps consider, Strauss listed at $7.00.
These prices of course are subject to change and I rounded them to the nearest dollar amount.
-In terms of writing, I am happy to share with you that one of my stories is being promoted on facebook that is in the anthology titled
"Dangerous Days Book 4" by H M Schuldt.
Please see the pasted below.

"Deck Fifty-Two" by David Russell - As a worldly player in top line casinos, this character's identity is revealed when a charming man plays his hand.
"The hand dealt to one in power, comes back to be the one holding its
former holder; its denizen, i.e. inhabitant."

Kevod Yeheveh, His presence aid us in our ongoing life chapters. Thanks for the visit and your time!
Mellow Roc (David)