Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
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Moved house at last
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - August 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Moving house is very hard.
The wonder of growing old
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - August 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Omigod, I have begun my 75th year of life. I am not getting old. I am old. Sometimes I wonder at the way this feels.
A little bit of Europe
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - August 5, 2018 - 12:00am
When we were 16, four of us were sent to Switzerland to a finishing school. Our school was in Lausanne and that’s where we learned how to drink cheap red wine and smoke cigarettes (even though on the first...
The intricacies of backaches
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - July 22, 2018 - 12:00am
I go near the window and pick up the multi-colored feather duster but it’s not made of feathers, it’s made of thread.
Forget about inspiration
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Thank you for your messages to ease my excruciating pain.
In excruciating pain
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - July 8, 2018 - 12:00am
You are never going to believe this but I am writing you from an awkward position in my husband’s swivel chair.
Still moving house
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - June 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Once again I apologize for my absence last Sunday.
Writing the way I write
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - June 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I apologize for missing my column last Sunday.
Healing Witchcraft
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 20, 2018 - 12:00am
A constellation is a group of stars that form imaginary outlines in the sky representing animals or mythological people or gods.
Life in a haunted house
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 13, 2018 - 12:00am
Life is so strange sometimes.
Details, details, details
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 29, 2018 - 12:00am
What happens when you get married as late as I did?
Become resilient
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Sometimes as women grow older we worry about what we did to our children.
Next target market: Seniors!
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 8, 2018 - 12:00am
My professional background is advertising. I spent 33 years in advertising meaning I have a lot of knowledge gained.
Drifting to Tagaytay?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
My life is in such a state of drift these days.
Goodbye, Sister Mary Joseph
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
My mother, who died maybe nine years ago, left behind two living sisters.  One, older than she, was a cloistered Carmelite nun in Laoag, called Sister Mary Joseph.
We will grow in age and love together
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Sometimes I find myself wondering — how long have I been married? What does it really feel like?
Marriage in your 70s
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 18, 2018 - 12:00am
We were in Subic a few days ago. I wanted to pass by a mall to pick up wooden trays I had seen on our way in.
Honeymoon for three
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Some ice in a glass.
Magic Around Us
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 27, 2018 - 12:00am
The newlyweds Loy Ventura and Barbara Gonzalez
How do you keep the music playing?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 21, 2018 - 12:00am
One evening around July of 2016 I walk into the home of a lawyer who loves to sing and he plays the song How Do You Keep the Music Playing?
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