First Brabec Bulletin Blog Post

First Brabec Bulletin blog post from
Barbara’s New Website at

November 30, 2021

Welcome to the All New Barbara Brabec’s World

FIRST . . . a big thank-you to my subscribers for sticking with me through the thick-and-thin times in the past two years when I couldn’t publish Bulletins on any kind of schedule. I hope you read my last Bulletin, which notified you that your subscription to my Brabec Bulletin was being moved over to this new site and you didn’t have to do anything to stay on my list.

This post is merely an introductory message. As soon as I take care of closing out my old domain and handling other details related to this site’s opening, I’ll write again. Note that my sending email address has changed. If you have my old Wowway email in your address book, you should delete it now.

First-time Visitors: I hope to soon see your address on my mailing list. Why subscribe? Read these “Comments from Happy Subscribers” to decide. Some of my readers have been with me since 2000 when I first began to publish the Brabec Bulletin.

 About the New Brabec Bulletin Posts

 I relate now to Forest Gump, who saw life like a box of chocolates. Because I have an interest in writing about many different life-related topics, you’ll never know what you’re going to get in the next Brabec Bulletin until it arrives in your Inbox as a mid-week surprise (with “surprise” being defined as “an unexpected or astonishing event, fact, or thing”). If one of my Bulletins is not of interest, perhaps the next one will be. We must all be selective in the number of emails we can read each day,

I used to write lengthy monthly Bulletins, but my new Bulletin posts will be much shorter and on one to three topics at most. Expect no more than two or three Bulletins a month since I have more articles to load to this site and a new book-in-progress I want to get back to in January.

A New Life Perspective

Have you noticed how your perspective on life has changed with the passing years? Researchers tell us that aging—and all that comes with it—changes the way we see the world, but I still see my life as an adventure waiting to happen. Of course my deep Christian faith has everything to do with my positive outlook on life.

I still have many dreams and goals, am still acquiring new skills, developing new friendships, and embracing everything about life that is positive and uplifting (which means I don’t watch much news these days). I liked Ingrid Bergman’s take on this topic:

“Getting old is like climbing a mountain; you get a little out of breath, but the view is much better!” (The fifth wife of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, Ingrid died of cancer at 65.)

In my younger years, I wrote to make a living. Today, all I really want to do in my older age is write about LIFE in direct response to the call of my heart, with money being a sideline blessing. I hope that the professional services I offer will help and encourage other writers to publish what they write. I relate strongly to this quote from a favorite blogger:

“Life's not all about money. It's about doing what you were born to do, what you feel called to do. It's about people—about shaping and changing them and giving them pleasure and forcing them to think.” – John Matthew Fox, Bookfox

Long ago I said I wanted to be one of the oldest women on the web when I died. Until then, I want to be a role model for those who say they can’t do this or that because they’re too old. If you need encouragement to keep on “keeping on,” follow me, because I’ve become something of an expert on this topic.

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P.S. Be sure to check my ARTICLES archives, where you’ll find links to fourteen categories of articles discussing twenty life-related topics. I’ll be blogging about some of those topics as well as others in which I have an interest, including cooking/baking, collecting, home management, perennial gardening, technology, nature, biblical archaeology, and simply growing old gracefully and productively.

I believe my favorite topics are likely to be of interest to readers of any age. After all, aren’t we all aging and in a race with the clock to get the most out of every day of our life?

“In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber.  So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage – so long are you young.  When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old.” – Douglas MacArthur

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