Barbara Pattee

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  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

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Apr 06

Living Life

“Life outside your craft is just as important as practicing it, if not more.” Smart Blogger When my date, Roger, saw my map with magnets of the twelve states I visited, he said, “We’ll have to fill in the rest.” This man is a keeper, I thought. He likes to travel as much as I …

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Mar 06

This Is Us

  “Do the one thing they always tell writers not to do. Watch T.V.”  From 99 Ways to Get Inspired to Write by Smart Blogger You may discover interesting plot ideas in television shows; however, some programs may teach you about good quality writing. Watching the television show, “This Is Us,” may help you learn …

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Feb 06

Begin Anew

“Whether you believe you can or you can’t – you’re right.” Henry Ford We’re one month into working on our New Year’s resolutions. How many have you kept? What? You’ve given up already, not going to try again until next year? I know that the first of January marks a new beginning for many of …

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Jan 06

Born to Write?

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I continue to write hoping to complete a 75,000-word story this year. Is this my true talent or an unrelenting drive? I write a monthly blog, short stories, and memoirs, but I …

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Dec 06

All Love Is Created Equal

In 1958, Richard Loving drove his fiancé Mildred Jeter from their home in rural Central Point, Virginia to Washington, D.C. to get married. Then they returned to Virginia to live. A few weeks later, the county sheriff arrived in the middle of the night to arrest the couple for breaking the miscegenation laws.   Miscegenation, …

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