Tag Archives: musings

Barb’s Tips for Having Fun While Social Distancing

True confession:  When the concept of social distancing first reared its head, I was happy.  I have a book due at the end of the month, and I’m behind. Being forced to stay home for 14 days means I might … Continue reading

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Communities

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of community.  What is a community? Why do we seek them out, and upon finding them, merge them so tightly to our identity? Since the beginning of time, humans have had … Continue reading

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Excuse Me While I Have a Little Wobble….

I’m feeling nostalgic today.  See, once upon a time, I was a full time writer.   I wrote 4-5 hours a day, 5-6 days a week, and although I often chastised myself for not optimizing my time or failing to have … Continue reading

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The Word for 2020: Self

At first glance, deciding to focus on Self all year sounds pretty… well self-involved. I’m not talking about making everything about me, however.  I’m talking about Self in five separate ways: SELF-CARE Late last year, I promised myself that I … Continue reading

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Emotional nutrition

Learned a great new phrase today.  Emotional nutrition.  That’s keeping your making sure the emotional and psychological side of yourself is well-fed and cared for.  Good emotional nutrition means making sure you feed yourself enough joy, inspiration and happiness to … Continue reading

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About Romancelandia

I’m supposed to be doing revisions this morning  – a process that I routinely make far more complicated than necessary – but I had thoughts in my head that needed to be written down before I can focus. One of … Continue reading

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When Life and Goals Collide

This is the white board in the office I share with the Captain outlining my to-do list for the summer. I’m behind. I had such plans for the year. If you read my last blog, you know my ambition has … Continue reading

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I sold a house

Not any house though.  Today, I accepted an offer to sell my parents’ home in the Berkshires.  Next month, my brother and I will travel back home to empty out the house where we spent our childhoods.  Even though I … Continue reading

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Snow Day

It used to be that a snow day meant Tattoo was home from school.  So now that he’s in college, you’d think a snow day would involve nothing more than me curled up with my Alphasmart while the snow piled … Continue reading

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A Writer Turning 50: Step One

Stop thinking like a stay at home mom, and start thinking like a small business. Sorry about dropping the ball on last week’s blog post. A house full of company over Thanksgiving had me behind on everything, and since I … Continue reading

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