Barbara Pattee

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Birth of a Journalist

As a high school journalism student, I dreamed of becoming a columnist for one of the local newspapers. I envisioned myself interviewing people and publishing their stories. However, the teacher gave me the unsatisfying task of finding local companies willing to place ads in our paper to help defray the printing costs. I didn’t complain …

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Stuck at Home? Now What?

During our current world-wide health crisis, many people have discovered they don’t know how to handle the isolation. Now might be a good time to review your 2020 New Year’s resolutions for something to do. Is that boring? Let me give you a few suggestions that might interest you. 1. Move – Walk, dance, or …

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My 2020 To Do List

“When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” – Frederick Maryat Last year, I resolved to read one book each month. I read eighteen books in 2019. I also resolved to write 600 words a day. I didn’t come close to that number, but I wrote often without worrying about my daily word count. …

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Time to Purge

Both my New Year’s resolutions and my new word list begin with “purge.” How about that for multitasking! Purge is the perfect word for what needs to happen at my house. I have too many books and magazines to finish reading in my lifetime. My closets hold more clothes than I’ll ever wear. I also …

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URGENT MESSAGE: Get the Real ID

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine Everyone enjoys traveling without a hitch. No one likes delays, cancelations, lost luggage, or any other problem. Now we have something new to worry about. If you fly domestically, you must have a federally compliant driver’s license called …

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