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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: Writing
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
Speaking of change…(which I do often), a couple times a month I work at an adventure clothing store. Mostly I chitter-chat, and listen to others’ tales. It’s a writer’s haven for character studies. But every now and then, there are … Continue reading
I’ve been absent in the name of research, spending time with morticians and gravediggers. Thank heavens no one died. It was for a novel …not a horror novel. It’s a coming of age story, but one of the things that … 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
“More of your women characters should drink,” a friend told me as we were discussing the World War II research I’ve done for my next book. “After all…those harried women were keeping up the homefront, raising a pack of kids … Continue reading
Three times in my life I’ve shopped for a casket and all the accessories that come with a funeral . Each occasion was out of need, which isn’t always the best time to make well-thought out decisions. I must’ve been … Continue reading
As usual, we look at change past and present. Here’s a current change you may have missed: Ann Rutherford: ‘Gone with the Wind’ actress dies at 94 “Who?” you say? Ann Rutherford, one of the last surviving cast members of … Continue reading
What A Misleading Sign. It intimates that a person should avoid the disease, like one should avoid climbing their roof because both might be risky. Years ago (before children), Cowboy Fan and I dashed to Mexico for an adventure, visiting … Continue reading
I’ll answer the radioactive banana question at the end, but first…. Today’s little shocker is: On average, a human will spend two weeks kissing in his/her lifetime. This is according to Snapple who inserts such highly researched statistics under their … Continue reading