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I'm Barb. I write about change. Those niggling alterations that creep into our lives until we laugh at ourselves. And if you don't think change is funny, pull out your high school year book and give it a look-see. Check out "About" in the header if you want to know more.
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Category Archives: Life
So a few days ago, I’m at the post office mailing three packages. The twenty-plus-year-old behind the counter asks the usual question. “Anything perishable, fragile, etc. etc.?” “Nope. Only books,” I say. She stops and looks at the size of … Continue reading
Hey! Let’s go on a book tour…and add relatives, and people we haven’t seen or kept track of in years and years. Won’t that be fun? First Stop: A Texas High School Reunion. (Go Eagles!!) Now, I’m sure many of you have … Continue reading
Here’s another thing you’ll have to explain to me… Hair has become the new art medium. I understood why Tom Hanks used his hair to weave a rope in The Castaway , but why…. Are people using their hair to … Continue reading
I don’t get it. You’re going to have to explain it to me. Sure, sure, when it comes to a hot day on the beach nothing’s better than a cooler of drinks. You’ll find me head down, bottom up, clawing … Continue reading
If you haven’t selected one yet, you may want to contact your favorite university. Because this blog is about change…AND…I dug this up while researching another book…I’m sure you’ll want to know… Campuses are constructing columbaria—Walls which will hold cremains. The first … Continue reading
There is a gumpy little saying cruising the internet. It’s all over facebook, adorned with rainbows or kittens. To be a rebel, I’m attaching my saddle oxfords to it…or I would if I had any. First…the saying. If you are … Continue reading
Usually I’d rather come up with original posts. But parts of this made me laugh so hard, I was crying. I share it here, in case you need some light heartedness. Be inspired by these blunders. We’re all wonderfully human. … Continue reading
February Blaaaaaaahs. So a writer-friend suggested that we attend Zumba classes. Good exercise. Blood to the brain. Juice up the vertebrae. It’ll help our creative whats-its. We chose the “Basic” level of classes to attend. The level of expertise didn’t … Continue reading
Recently a TALL honkin’ fence went up around my neighbor’s land. High. Ugly. The kids, cats, and dogs sometimes cut across this guy’s fields, but this seemed like inhospitable overkill. The newspaper woman inside of me elbowed my curiosity until … Continue reading