Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura
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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?
Sorrow and other ‘s’ words
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 14, 2018 - 12:00am
These days I have to select letters from the alphabet to help me describe how I feel. I think I will begin with the letter “S.” The first word that pops into my head is “sorrow.”
Rediscovering life
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - January 7, 2018 - 12:00am
I want to thank everyone — more than 100 people — who sent congratulations to us in response to last week’s long column.
History is delicious
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 31, 2017 - 12:00am
I, the woman who has been saying she will never marry again for a million years, simply said: Yes.
Falling in love?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
It is almost Christmas but I don’t feel Christmas at all. Unlike last year it isn’t even constantly cold yet.
Secrets of marriage
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
We went out to dinner.
We’re only human
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
It’s December! The year is ending soon. Wasn’t it just last week when it was beginning?
What’ll I do?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
I have lousy days too, days when nothing works, days that make you feel so blah that all you can do is stare at the distance.    
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