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Cozy!

by Barbara Wood last modified Apr 17, 2020 13:06

Happy Friday!! Sending you hugs and good wishes.

I saw this beautiful illustration by Artist, Inge Löök. It would be a perfect kind of shelter in place scenario.

Stay healthy and safe.

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Happy Valentine's Day!!

by Barbara Wood last modified Feb 14, 2020 13:02

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Author Reading

by Barbara Wood last modified Feb 13, 2020 13:06

I love this cartoon!! I have had the pleasure of participating in many events like this and it would have been a hoot to just sit there and read my own book in silence!

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Happy New Year!

by Barbara Wood last modified Dec 31, 2019 15:33

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It's A Wonderful Life!

by Barbara Wood last modified Dec 25, 2019 11:56

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah! I hope that how ever you are spending the holidays, I hope that you are with people who bring you joy. I am re-visiting a few special "movie" people in this beloved holiday classic. Love and peace to you all :)

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Happy Thanksgiving!

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 28, 2019 10:00

Happy Thanksgiving to my North American friends, fellow readers and writers.  Enjoy the day :)

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Ever Feel Like This?

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 19, 2019 08:27

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A Little Encouragement

by Barbara Wood last modified Nov 13, 2019 12:06

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The Perfect Pair

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 17, 2019 12:38

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Memories

by Barbara Wood last modified Oct 07, 2019 13:49

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Last night I went down memory lane with a dear friend.

Good times re-living a fun moment together. Here's to you and your fun memories

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Happy Equinox!

by Barbara Wood last modified Sep 21, 2019 08:02

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Happy Equinox, everyone!  Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere welcome
the end of summer and the beginning of fall.  For all of you below the
Equator, winter is over and a new spring is here.  Time for celebrations!

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In Remembrance

by Barbara Wood last modified Sep 11, 2019 09:31

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Soup Anyone?

by Barbara Wood last modified Jul 31, 2019 08:04

For those of you who have read my novels, you know that I have delved into the early adventures of humankind with stories set at the dawn of civilization going forward. It is fascinating to write about ancient people, because while there is research available, imagination must play a huge part in a story like this. I recently read about a pot of soup that was 45 years old. This fascinated me for a couple of reasons: firstly this would have been an ancient womankind culinar<span class=" />y delight that any of my characters would have created and enjoyed and secondly, oooh, Gross!! So, what is the soup all about? Also known as “Perpetual Stew” or “Hunter’s Pot”, the idea is that you reserve a little of the soup broth from the first day, keep it overnight and use it the next day, adding ingredients to it, and so on and so on. This is not a knew idea by any means, and there are claims that a soup in Normandy called “pot-au-feu” has been burning for 300 years! I wonder what you would serve with a 300 year old soup!

 

 

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Happy Father's Day

by Barbara Wood last modified Jun 16, 2019 16:42

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Happy Father's Day to all the Dads, Grandpas, Father figures and the difference you make in the world. And also remembering those who no longer have their Dad's.

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School's Out!

by Barbara Wood last modified Jun 14, 2019 17:20

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I was running errands earlier this week and the outside temperature indicator in my car read 104 Fahrenheit. School is out for the year in my school district too and I guess Summer is truly here!

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Rainy Days

by Barbara Wood last modified May 23, 2019 14:24

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It's late May and it's raining . . . again.

I'm not complaining. It's just unusually fabulous for the season where I live in southern California.

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Happy Mother's Day

by Barbara Wood last modified May 13, 2019 13:12

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Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms out there!

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Snail Mail

by Barbara Wood last modified Apr 05, 2019 07:56

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We live in a fast moving world. We receive our news, coffee, movies, information, communication, do our shopping at the touch of a button. It's great! This past week, however, I received some lovely mail from readers. By mail I mean a hand written note on stationery with a stamp on the envelope which took a few days to reach me. It was like opening a little gift. Do you still receive such mail? (and I don't mean bills)!

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April Fools' Day

by Barbara Wood last modified Apr 01, 2019 08:07

Happy April Fools' Day. Hope you are pulling off some good pranks today!

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Happy Spring!

by Barbara Wood last modified Mar 22, 2019 14:47

Spring has sprung officially.

Does it feel like Spring where you are? In my neck of the woods I see blossom buds on the trees and flowers abound.

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2020-04-17

Cozy!


2020-02-14

Happy Valentine's Day!!


2020-02-13

Author Reading


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Aug 08, 2018

New Book in Germany: Das Goldene Tal


May 12, 2018

Hippokratova přísaha


Nov 27, 2017

My Next Book - The Far River


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