Barbara Pattee

Most commented posts

  1. The Trip of a Lifetime: Australia and New Zealand Part 2 — 14 comments
  2. Have No Fear — 14 comments
  3. All Love Is Created Equal — 12 comments
  4. Happy Anniversary, M & M’s® — 12 comments
  5. More Than Black and White — 11 comments

Author's posts

Dare to Be Different

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville   As the only female in my undergrad speech class, I comfortably delivered the speeches required by the professor’s syllabus. Comfortable that is until we received a new assignment, a five to seven minute demonstration speech using props, pictures, or …

Continue reading

Ride Along by Book Lover

Always curious about the life of a journalist, I decided to do a “ride-along” with a well-known female television reporter. PS Garrett is a well-respected beat reporter for her station which is second in the ratings. I was intrigued by her unusual first name, PS, and hoped to discover its origin. It was a warm …

Continue reading

For Love of Books

“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” –Erasmus I don’t know when my love of books began, but I do know it hasn’t ended. Hence, I chose the moniker, Book Lover. It is difficult for me to walk past a bookstore without entering …

Continue reading

Organizing Your Work

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” – John Steinbeck What should you do with the dozens of writing ideas you have acquired from reading blogs and books on writing? If you’re a typical writer, you keep notebooks, 3 X 5 …

Continue reading

Let Your Passion Fly Free

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou “Don’t die with your music still inside. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul.” Wayne Dyer You’ve always wanted to write the “next best seller,” yet you haven’t completed one manuscript. I know, I know. …

Continue reading