Barbara Clarke

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”
~ Mark Twain

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OLD – Who Gets to Decide?

OLD – Who Gets to Decide?

Recently, I’ve noticed that we’re back to being “totally amazed” that some movie star still looks great at 70. Wow! We’re treated to her “whatevers” and fabulous, age-less face. Men seem to get a polite pass and are called distinguished. The rest of us are going about...

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Naked As a Jay Bird

Naked As a Jay Bird

I wasn’t expecting to feel so naked, or in non-bird terms, vulnerable, when The Red Kitchen was published. I’d been busy writing, rewriting, finding a publisher, and hunting down typos and errors in the manuscript for months. I signed on with a publicity company to...

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It all started with this card

It all started with this card

It all started with this card. I sent it to my friend Justine to stay in touch and to share one of my favorite birds. For almost three years, the saving grace of my commute from one California city to another was the sound and sight of Red-winged Blackbirds. I would...

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Barbara L. Clarke
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