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SECOND WIND
A little niche for happiness
by Barbara C. Gonzalez - July 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Happiness! What is it anyway?
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.    
Sing like Julie London
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
After being sick and stuck in my home for 10 days did you really think I would wait until Monday before sneaking out again?
Missing my babies
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
It is the 29th of October. The date is two days before my parents’ wedding anniversary.
Very old but very busy
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
It is around 8:30 p.m. Friday night.  It is almost the end of a maddening week for me.
Come sing with us
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
This October it will be on the fourth Wednesday of the month — the Oct. 25.  That’s when I will have my next singing show at the Happy Garden Café on #56
I’ll take romance
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Last Sunday my children and I met for lunch at Wolfgang, the steak restaurant at Resorts World, to celebrate their birthdays.  They were born four days apart, but five years apart. Typically I arrived first....
Life . . . Sometimes
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Sometimes life is strange.
Just do what makes you happy
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Aging, after all, is an attitude. I now know what it is to be really free. It is wonderful!          
A young woman & me
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
I was having lunch with a friend when a young woman caught my eye.
Here i go again
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Many of you must be sick by now of the way I write about what I do to make a living. But you have to understand that all of us, I think at all times, still must earn money to support ourselves. That means working. ...
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