Barbara Pattee

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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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The World is a Book

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine Efficient packing for trips begins with great shopping. Your luggage choices depend upon your destination and how much you wish to pack. I suggest bags with wheels unless you’re traveling to cities that don’t allow wheeled bags that …

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How do you pack for a trip?

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St. Augustine During your travels, have you dealt with extreme weather conditions? On a recent trip, my husband, Roger, and I experienced a humid Vermont with temperatures in the high eighties and low nineties. This contrasted with a winter trip …

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