FROM MY HEART
Practicing catholic again
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 24, 2020 - 12:00am
This week has been a totally boring week. By my sloppy estimate, this is the start of the 10th week of quarantine, of being at home all the time, of not knowing what it is we have to do next to brighten our lives....
What is happening?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 17, 2020 - 12:00am
Today would have been my father’s 101st birthday.
Happy Gratitude Day
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Today is Mother’s Day. What does that mean to a mother in her 70s whose children are around 50 and are today scattered around the world?
Once a hospitality girl?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - May 3, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s May, it’s May, the lusty month of May, that lovely month when everyone goes blissfully astray…
Economic Drama
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Apart from Turkish dramas, I watch US daily news programs. From them, I have a clearer view of the quarantine’s economic impact on the world.
There will always be time
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 19, 2020 - 12:00am
So, what’s new? Apart from the quarantine being extended to April 30? Well, I have been preoccupied with fixing here at home.
Easter thoughts
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Every time I hear or read the word “quarantine” I think of gentian violet, the antifungal ointment I saw used on my younger cousins when they had measles after me.
World War III?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - April 5, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s the middle of the afternoon. I look out the window at the street far below usually crowded with vehicles.
Closer to God
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 29, 2020 - 12:00am
My husband had a small wound on his shin. “Where did you get that?” I asked.
The miracle of change
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 22, 2020 - 12:00am
‘There will be a twin year (2020) from which will arise a queen (corona) who will come from the east (China) and who will spread a plague (virus) in the darkness of night.’ —Nostradamus
Why Coronavirus?
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 15, 2020 - 12:00am
In a way, I am addicted to Nightly News, an American daily news program on TV available on YouTube.
Mithi, Desire & Dream
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 8, 2020 - 12:00am
I was worried when we arrived at the airport.
Lessons from three faints
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - March 1, 2020 - 12:00am
What has this third faint taught me? That it is important to take your blood pressure after a faint.
An extraordinary sunday
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 23, 2020 - 12:00am
Last Sunday I woke up early, washed my face, went to the breakfast table, drank my pills and played computer solitaire to kill half an hour before breakfast.
My life story
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 16, 2020 - 12:00am
Happy Valentine’s,” I tell my husband at the breakfast table at around 9:45 a.m. I woke up at 9:30, left him still asleep, went to the table to take my pills, put on my glasses and began to play solitaire...
Crazy married moments
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
I married someone who in my assessment, admittedly extremely faulty at times is a wonderful man. He is highly intelligent, very good-looking according to all the women who courted him before he chose to marry m...
Glowing at 75
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - February 2, 2020 - 12:00am
I look at myself in the mirror. I have wrinkles under my eyes.
Short and possibly sweet
January 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Around this time in 1988 I came home from the United States. At the time, I had two dreams.
A little more life
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - January 19, 2020 - 12:00am
At the beginning of every year I take time to assess my health, especially this year because I am 75.
Little Manger
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - January 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Immediately I slipped back to the 1950s when my mother and I lived near the Malate church. Those were my pious years, I used to think, but suddenly I realized those were my blessed years.
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