I began compilation of Jim Russell’s Memoirs July 27, 2014. My goal is to capture and record salient events of my life. I focus on family and special friends as they are the most important aspect of my life. The compilation includes special events and tributes that I have written and received to and from family members and professional colleagues. It includes articles that I have written and that were published on web or elsewhere. My initial purpose is to capture and codify these tributes and articles before they are forever lost but my memoirs are a work in progress so I am not sure where it will end up. I hope it will serve an interesting historical purpose. I have always enjoyed writing and felt it important to recognize the lives and accomplishments of those who have had significant meaning to me, my family and my professional career. So my writings define what has been important to me. This memoir tells a story from my life rather than an autobiography that tells a story of my life.