A Kaleidoscopic Collection of Life-Related Articles and PDF Documents
in 14 Topic Categories
by Barbara Brabec
“Life—it's like getting’ a blueberry muffin in a coffee shop when what you ordered was the apricot‑nut … there aren't any apricots or nuts in it, and you can get tied up in knots just thinkin’ about what you're missin’, when the smartest thing to do is realize that blueberries have a nice taste, too.” – Dean Koontz, Cold Fire (Berkeley)
NOTE: Lengthy articles and special reports originally published on several web pages are now PDF documents that open in Adobe Reader. If you don't have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it HERE. CAUTION: Be sure to remove the TWO tick marks by McAfee Antivirus to ensure that only the "Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" will be downloaded and installed.
ALL MY WRITING represents life experiences and lessons learned from more than eight decades of just plain living—as a daughter, sister, friend, wife-then-widow, and a writer, publisher, and speaker who has worked full-time at home since 1971.
EACH CATEGORY LINK below leads to its own Table of Contents page of a descriptive list of articles, reports, and PDF documents in that topic category, along with some some of Barbara's favorite inspirational quotes. Periodically, new content will be added to the archives and announced in blog posts.
Barbara Personal – Barbara’s Personal Life Experiences and Lessons Learned
Books – Reading Books Can Change Your Life
Cat & Dog Tales – Entertaining and Informative Cat and Dog Stories
Christian Encouragement – Faith-building Articles to Give You Peace and Hope
Creative Endeavors – Using Your Hands and Mind Creatively
Dreams & Goals – Follow Your Dream and Set Goals to Achieve It
Family & Friends – The Importance of Family and Friends
Home Business – Timeless Home-Business Articles and Wisdom
Mind & Body – Taking Good Care of Your Mind and Body
Money Matters – Perspective on Making and Saving Money
Music – We All Need Some in Our Lives
Time & Stress – Strategies for Effectively Managing Time and Stress
Stories – We All Have Stories to Tell
Writing & Publishing – Articles for Writers
and Authors Interested in Self-publishing
BARBARA BRABECS’S WORLD previously lived on BarbaraBrabec.com, established in 2000. In planning this new site, I gave careful consideration to the content I wanted to preserve on this site vs. that which needed to be relegated to the great dustbin of history. In the process, more than half the content on my former site was discarded.
Unlike BB.com, which featured articles by contributing writers, this one features only my own best writing, and only that content deemed to be timeless or historical in nature, of interest to a broad readership, and applicable to life in America today. In the process of planning and building this site, I edited, updated and often expanded every article, story, and report, and then formatted each web page for easier reading. Any errors are mine alone.
A NOTE ABOUT COMMENTS
I’M INVITING COMMENTS ON MY ARTICLES, and I thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts about them. I'll approve comments as soon as possible, but please understand that I will not be working on this site every day. I will be adding new articles from time to time, but I’m first and foremost a writer whose primary focus will always be to work on my next book-in-progress (and there will always be one). I don’t work weekends, and I take time off for holidays and occasionally take a no-work vacation, so thanks in advance for your patience if your worthy and most appreciated comments don’t magically appear at once.
Remember that you can always communicate directly with me through email, which I do check every day I’m in my office and respond to as quickly as possible.