Barbara Clarke

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

My Blog

Motherhood – No Matter the Species

Motherhood – No Matter the Species

The Human Species After my mother passed away at age 97, my daughters and I went to clear out her apartment. We would stop now and again and hold up something that was “so Granny.” Her visits at Christmas brought us so much love It felt, to me, like traveling back to...

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Mind Changing Events

Mind Changing Events

1956 I was a sixth grader at Thomas Jefferson elementary school when our two sixth-grade teachers decided to hold a “presidential election” just like the grownups. The week before November 6th, we made patriotic themed art and learned about the role of voting in a...

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Out of Sight

Out of Sight

This post is dedicated to a dear friend and an amazing woman. Several months ago, upon the recommendation of a friend, I read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. It’s not an easy book to read for two reasons. One is the postmodern vision Mitchell builds within linked...

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Spotlights

Nicole Braddock Bromley

Since 2003, Nicole Braddock Bromley has been a powerful voice for sexual abuse awareness and a recognized speaker and force for positive change…

Bob Merberg

After 25 years as a workplace wellness insider — cajoling workers to get moving, eat their leafy greens, and find nirvana…

Cami Ostman

A “Jill of all trades” including therapist, teacher, coach, and a great friend to writers. And there’s more…

Maria and Geoffrey Knight (and Jack)

What do you do when the pandemic shuts down your thriving business? Maria and Geoffrey Knight (and Jack) owners of the Pilates Studio of Bellingham had to create a Plan B.

Alita Zurav Letwin

September 17, 1932 – January 16, 2020

Alita Letwin was smart, funny, kind, and an inspiration to people of all ages.

Joan Robins

“Wildlife photography found me many years ago and is now a full-fledged obsession.” Explore this obsession
with Joan…

Louise Aronson

“I realized that the most important stories, and the ones that make my work so meaningful…

Nancy Canyon

She is truly a maker—memoirist, poet, painter, and more—everything but a candlestick maker.

The Bellingham Sock Monkey Project

It’s 2:00 a.m. and there is something bad happening in my house. This isn’t the first time but tonight something is different.

Andrew Shattuck McBride

Andrew Shattuck McBride is an editor, a friend, and…

Electric Guava Designs

“Would you try to fix your car given your skill set?” she asked, as comforting as this no-nonsense person can be. I got the message and set out to find such a person with “make a website” on her resume.

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Barbara L. Clarke
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