Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Horton Hears A Who


When was the last time you read a children's book?
I grew up reading everything
an obsession before I knew what obsession meant
I read all the fairy tales that used to be
in the Encyclopedias
hours upon hours sitting on a neighbor's floor
starting with A and finally ending in Z.

I went to every movie show from Disney
sitting in large theaters with airmen and eating my popcorn
I colored every fairy tale
coloring book that was produced in my time
then I found libraries
it was like giving rich chocolate to a child
a whole building filled with book after book
giving me a new floor in which to sit.

Children's books are stories
the entertain children across the world
written in languages and illustrated to bring words alive
but...
children's books are really lessons
lessons of morals, lessons of love, lessons of compassion
they teach the path of giving, sharing
and just caring.

Horton Hears a Who
is about the importance of each of us
the importance of good against the foes in our path
the importance of standing together
fighting for the right
of each and every individual on this round ball
of humanity.

Dr. Seuss taught many lessons
and we need to raise our voices for good
for rights, for love and for the future.

barb

Friday, November 2, 2018

WordPress For My Published Books



I have started a free page on Wordpress that hosts all of my published books and unpublished short stories.  I'm still learning the site and whether it will work to highlight my writing.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Let Go, let go and live



Holding by the last thread of life
a breath lost
in the audible breeze
teasing with adventures upon its breast
Let go, let go and live
there is nothing in life to fear
for at the end of the road
waiting with open heart 
a tear maybe two
our destiny measured in breaths
each one gratefully renewing our existence
in the blink of an eye
the road travels beneath our feet
the wind sings
of our wild spirit and loving heart
emerging from the earthly circle
the leaf
one surely beautifully unlike another
feeds and nurtures
all that exists in the world
from the beginning until eternity
it hangs
golden orange and curling
accepting the cycle
as the audible breeze whispers with confidence
Let go and fly with me
as it rises first up
before catching the currents
living life without fear
of the adventure foretold millions of years ago
all start the same
all end in their own time
Let go.


barb


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Free Download of "Ghosts of Tomorrow" this weekend


Ghosts of Tomorrow will be free to download from Kindle
Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26th


A love story in the middle of the Pacific during WW2

barb

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ghosts of Tomorrow - The Rear Admiral and the Doctor




My 15th Romantic Novel steps away from my favorite historical period
of the Civil War and into the arena of the Pacific Theater
during WWII and particularly the invasion and occupation of the Islands
by the Japanese Imperial Army.

After the death of her father, Doctor Bailey Willow falls into a very
abusive marriage to an older man.  She flees her husband's reach and makes the decision to
disappear forever if necessary knowing that her trust funds are safe
from him getting his hands on the money.  Bailey makes her way to the Philippines
to look for the mother who abandoned her at birth.  Running into resistance
from the villagers who helped raise her, she started searching the
small remote islands.  The Japanese Imperial Army attacked the Philippines
within days of the attack at Pearl Harbor and soon occupied
most of the islands in the Pacific Rim.  Bailey decides to remain on the remote
island until the war was over feeling that it gave her the safe haven that she needed.
The war, however, was not about to let her live in peace.

I have set up a free Giveaway on Amazon for the e-book.


Barb


Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Mandolin


Oh, sweet voice
carried upon the warm summer breeze
as I quote from Shakespeare
"Hell is empty and all the devils are here"

What for is each day
toiling upon the early morning
hardship is something we don't appreciate
comparing life then to now.

Sing me a love song
take away my worries post haste
lull me sweetly in another time and place
sleepy-eyed and contented

Wildflowers abundant
across the fields of my dreams
his image tugs upon my common senses
Love invades my dreams.

barb

 There is little between my love of Shakespeare and I passionately love his work, my art that tries so hard to capture romance in glass and my own books dip deep into romance and disappointment.  This Mandolin will be turned into a piece of art.  

My 15th Novel is in the process of being released though it will be a month but it is a story about a young doctor who flees her abusive husband and the need to finally find her mother who abandoned her after birth.  She is stranded in the islands of the Philippines when the Japanese attacks and occupies the entire Pacific Theater in 1941.  It is a good place to hide and heal until she must re-enter the world where she is thrown into a world wind of accepting her past and falling in love.

I honestly am at odds when I am not writing something.  I have always been this way and have to pull myself away from writing to live a normal life.  The Mandolin will be decorated with Dog Roses or something because my ideas aren't always the final decision.  For now, I need to put chicken wings on the BBQ.  I did last night make Waffles and Chicken including adding pecans [crushed] into the batter and whipping my butter.  Too much chicken this week but that's alright because some weeks I eat too many tacos.

barb





Saturday, July 7, 2018

Writing Reveals Deep Thoughts



The thoughts turn into words
falling onto the screen
as my fingers mindlessly follow direction

I know not the keys
should you ask me to recreate
the board which I lavish my energy

Tell me a story spin it away
bring forth the roundness
of the characters before my face

The moon and sun spin
romance and evil intertwine
tendrils growing over the gravestone

Traps set within my mind
love is a living creature
found in the hearts of all mankind

Acknowledging with a smile
romance doesn't always fall in line
consequences wait patiently in the weeds.

barb

I am currently working on my 15th Novel which takes place during World War Two in the Pacific Theater.