Author Archives: Barb Knowles

About Barb Knowles

The things that are important to me are family, friends, teaching, writing, languages and using my sense of humor to navigate this crazy world. Please join me on this blogging adventure...

“I Learned How to Write From My Heart”

Originally posted on Discover:
“I often say that blogging is like talking to yourself, and then realizing someone heard you,” writes Paul at The Captain’s Speech. In his reflection on four years of blogging, he explains how this outlet has…

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The Day I Was Electrocuted

On my 21st birthday, my parents sent me down to take ice cream out of the old freezer that they kept in the garage.  I was supposed to bring up a container of vanilla and one of neopolitan.  As I … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Mess

The credit for this post goes to Ann Coleman at  I’m not exactly stealing the idea, but as soon as I read Ann’s post about Moving On, it struck such a chord with me that I knew I had to tell … Continue reading

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Unoccupied Car Accidents….For Real

I have been involved in four accidents that I can think of off the top of my head that have one thing in common.  No one was in the car at the time. The first one was a doozy.  In … Continue reading

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Will The Real Slim Augusta Please Stand Up

Genealogy has been a passion of mine for years, and I’ve worked on it heavy-duty for the last 2-3 years.  Now I’m proving my lineage for the Mayflower Society.  That sounds really easy on paper.  This person was born from … Continue reading

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The Oral Surgery Diet Is Working

After two years of following the Girl Scout cookie diet I have realized that no matter how hard I try, that diet just doesn’t work for me. I recently stumbled upon the Oral Surgery Diet and it’s a charmer.  While … Continue reading

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I Am Totally Obsessed With This Song

I could listen to this 25 times a day.  Nothing in moderation for me. Half Light by @BannersMusic.  I’m obsessed.  

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White Cotton Gloves and Clip-on Ties

Around 6th grade, our grade took ballroom dancing classes once a week in the evening. There were a lot of kids who were nervous, uncomfortable and awkward.  Yet it was exciting, too. The girls wore good dresses.  Fancy dresses, Sunday … Continue reading

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The Crazy Evolution of Holidays

On Monday, we will celebrate Memorial Day in the US.  The day we honor our fallen soldiers.  And eat hot dogs and hamburgers. I’m not kidding.  If you’ve read my last post, you know how important Memorial Day is to … Continue reading

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In Honor Of My Grandfather

This is in honor of my grandfather and all who have died in service to our country.  This Memorial Day I would like to share my original post that was published in 2015 and was featured on Freshly Pressed.   … Continue reading

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