Barbara Pattee

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Spring Declutter Time

“Keep only what is beautiful, useful, or loved.” The Organized Life by Stephanie Denton   Spring cleaning for me means more than dusting, vacuuming, washing windows, and airing out the house. This is the perfect time to get rid of the excess furniture and kitchenware which I never use, clothes I never wear, and books …

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The Cure

“To write something you have to risk making a fool of yourself.” – Anne Rice “So, you can write. What are you going to do with that?” said my mother. As a practical woman, she wanted me to develop employable skills. I put my poems and short stories away. I learned to type business papers, …

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Writing for an Oscar

As avid movie goers, my husband and I were thrilled to have seen all nine of the movies nominated for best picture for 2018. Also, before Oscar night, we always attend a special showing of the nominated animated short films, the live action short films, and the short documentaries at the Detroit Film Theatre at …

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The Challenge

The creative writing instructor challenged the class to write a 100-word story. Too easy I thought as I completed the assignment. On my own, I challenged myself further to write a story using 100 single syllable words. Still easy for me because I’ve always enjoyed writing short stories. How could I make the challenge even …

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Choose Carefully

“You have a choice each and every single day. I choose to feel blessed. I choose to feel grateful. I choose to be excited. I choose to be thankful. I choose to be happy.” – Amber Housley Happy New Year! It’s time for New Year’s Resolutions. Choose carefully. Resolve to lose weight because you want …

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