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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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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Nov 06

Nothing New

Ecclesiastes 1:9 New International Version “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” My cousin and I discussed movie makers’ lack of originality in some of their productions. Far too many films are simply remakes of previously successful movies and television shows. …

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Oct 06

October 6, 2016 Blog

“Life is always going to be stranger than fiction because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn’t.” – Neil Gaiman “Passenger Jet Lands in the Hudson.” That “Miracle on the Hudson” headline filled the front pages of many newspapers, not the pages of a novel. I recently saw the movie “Sully,” which recreated U. …

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Sep 06

Trip of a Lifetime – Australia and New Zealand: Part 5

Tuesday, April 5: Our group gathered in the hotel lobby for a visit to a predominately Maori school, Kaitao Middle School in Rotorua. Kaitao is a recipient of Grand Circle Travel donations. Roger again acted as our chief for purposes of introductions. A few selected students and staff welcomed each of us with the traditional …

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