Russ Messing

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Russ Messing
Residing In: Healdsburg, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: arlene naschke
Occupation: psychologist/olive oil producer/ poet
Children and Grandchildren: jeanne messing walsh, born 1968
ali naschke-messing, born 1978
jake naschke-messing, born 1982
joey More…walsh, born 1999
solly walsh, born 2001
Alvin Thunder True, born
Rumi True, born
Goldie Marie Messing, born
Dia Moon Messing, born
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Since I last entered anything on this page I have written and self-published three books of poetry, A Convergence of Unanticipated Consequences, Midnight Breathing, and the last one just published this winr\ter, The Inescapable Attrition of Less. I have to say that I am very proud of them all, and am now in the beginning phases writing a fourth. (You can buy one from Amazon or from me directly. -- PO Box 2246, Healdsburg CA, 95448). Hey, If I can't pimp my on books who will? I have retired from being a psychologist and spend my time reading, cooking, writing, and selling our olive oil. Arlene and I still are crazy in love, the kids do well and our son, Jake, has moved back to Healdsburg (yippee!) with his wife, Corrin, after being quite successful in NYC working for Tiffany's and designing their display windows while also teaching art at NYU. He still does graphics for Tiffany's and for Harry Winston, and paints in his home studio creating amazing large murals. If you are ever in Atlanta and go to the new football stadium there be sure to check out his mural which is something like 120' by 25'. Our daughter, Ali, got married to her partner, Helena. Their son, Alvin, is a kindergarten-er at Synergy the school in San Francisco I co-founded some 45 years ago. How cool is that! Their daughter, Rumi, is a pre-schooler and exudes good cheer, generosity, and love. Ali, too, is an artist, just having collaborated with a dancer and a musician (she did the set) where they presented an incredible performance at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Jeanne, our oldest, is still in Brooklyn, being a glass artist, a great mom, and real estate investor. She and her husband, Fred, have two incredible young men/ children: Joey, who is a freshman at Bard College on their Berlin campus; and Solly who is a high school senior eagerly waiting to hear what college he will be attending next year. In short, my CDS friends, life is great!

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Larry, Happy Birthday! May this Nexat year be filled with health and fun,. Russ

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Durb, what is your address so that I can send you the book?

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Durb, What is your address so that I can send you the book?

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Posted on: Mar 31, 2020 at 12:52 PM

Bob, address correction: my new address is P:O Box 2246, Healdsburg, Ca 95448.

I will put a book in the mail to you tomorrow. Thanks so much! for wanting it. If you don't mind, I would like some honest feedback. Thanks

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Harry, you will be happy, surprised, puzzled to know that a drawing you did of me the last time we saw each other (at our last reunion (I imagine) is in the book right at the end. Your name is with it. I took the liberty of doing that. Thanks!!

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Dixie, Happy Birthday! May this next year be rich and fruitful for you. Have you shrunk any with the March of the years?

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Ken, Happy Birthday. Either you are one of the youngest or oldest in the class. Congratulations.

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Steve, Have a great day and a healthy 76th year. How/what are you doing?

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Bob, have a great day! Time marches and the trick is to keep on marching with it. Bravo for both of us.

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Steve, Another year. (We need to celebrate each one as the horizon gets closer.). May this year be gentle, health-filled, and love-sparked.

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Sandy, Happy Birthday!!! May this year (your 76th?) be health-filled, glee-filled, and peace-filled. Also, I see that your daughter has the same incredible, fantastic, lucky, and propitious birthday as yours truly and Arlene (my hot wife). Celebrate, my friend.