I’m Russell; most people call me Russ.

I was born in Pittsfield, MA,
raised in Bristol, CT,
moved to Chester, VA, my So. yr. of HS,
and moved again in HS to Knoxville, TN,
…where I now continue to reside.

I like to read/write poetry…and will likely be using this site to be doing that…and also look at a lot of art work & photography from time to time.

I also have many more posted in a blog—linked by a Table of Contents section I created on my distorted_reflections myspace page

Feel free to send me a friend request & a blog comment on any of my writes if you’re interested.

I’ts kinda difficult to really get to know me in real life.
But…taking a good look at the list of all the favorites I choose to put in there…as well as reading my own posted works on here, of course, will help you get to really “know” me (or at least large inner parts of me & my tastes) a little bit better.

Please, feel free to get to know me a little bit better; I strongly encourage it.

And I hope anyone who reads this enjoys my work on here…as well as those posted on my other page.

  • Age: 38
  • Joined: July 2008


50 things I bet you're just dying to know about me, aren't you?

1. Do you like blue cheese? / It’s GREAT on black ‘n’ blue cheesburgers. Otherwise, I only like the mild-tasting ones. / 2. Have you ever smoked a cigarette? / Once (sort of) when I was in 3rd grade. I choked half to death upon inhaling the smoke on my first puff…watched all my friends witnessing it die laughing…didn’t understand why they thought it was ̶…
Posted almost 9 years – 4 comments

It's what's inside [my name...and poetry...among other things...] that counts

Regarding my poetry: a lot of what I write has a lot of both thought & feeling that goes into it. The content/essence in the first drafts of anything I write comes straight from my heart. The way I craft my works to improve the structure of a write, choose more powerful words, rearrange wording, etc. to better fit a pattern, rhythm, or whatever else I believe looks/sounds better to me requi…
Posted about 9 years – Leave a comment
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