Once upon a Christmas time
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Those were the Christmases of my childhood; those were the days when fruitcakes were real and delicious, enjoyed and not ridiculed as they are today.
The timeless pages
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s December! Christmas is almost here. 2019, a year that to me just started, is ending.
Marriage and Unhappiness
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - November 24, 2019 - 12:00am
You know how I’ve been reprinting responses to my column? There is one response I received on the day of my deadline and I knew it wasn’t finished.
My so-called cooking skills
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - November 3, 2019 - 12:00am
I really don’t like to visit my relatives who have passed on All Saints Day. I go to change the ? owers then say a quick prayer and leave.
The last laugh
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Now you’re getting old. You don’t know what you want to do. Me? I just enjoy knitting while watching movies on Netflix.
Thoughts on Menopause
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am
You may not believe this but some readers ask me to write about certain things.
Save your hair
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Sometimes I feel the need for a total change. For many years, I wore my hair short in a lop-sided bob — one side visibly longer than the other. I thought having my hairstyle uneven meant I was different.
Family reunions are happy-sad occasions
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - October 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Let me tell you my Gonzalez family story. My father, Vladimir, was killed by the Japanese at the end of World War II, when I was six months old.
A forest of dreams
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 29, 2019 - 12:00am
When was my first memorable meeting with Almond Ventura?
What to write when you’re growing old
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 22, 2019 - 12:00am
What will I write about?
To my beloved friend, Lydia
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 15, 2019 - 12:00am
We met when we were little children studying at Maryknoll College on Pennsylvania Street, now Leon Guinto Street. How old were we then?
Singing together—again
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Once upon a time...
Discovering aging
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Now that she is gone, I remember my mother always.
When friends pass away
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - August 25, 2019 - 12:00am
I heard about the passing of George Balagtas first. We all belonged to the Coca-Cola Group of McCann-Erickson in the early ’80s.
Immersing in bed rest
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - August 18, 2019 - 12:00am
We are back from Singapore.
Flash! it’s August!
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - August 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Flash! August begins on July 31 in my family. It is the birthday of Maxine, my lovely granddaughter, baby of my only son.
Give me a break!
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Today I think I will write about a few things I hate.
Busy being lazy
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - July 21, 2019 - 12:00am
There are times when we can’t seem to inspire ourselves to do anything but play Free Cell — the type that uses two decks of cards — on our computer.
My Wootie Woo
by Barbara Gonzalez-Ventura - July 14, 2019 - 12:00am
I wish I could include a grownup photo of my grandson Julian who, when he was a baby, I called “my Cutie Wootie Woo,” which eventually became shortened to “Wootie Woo.”
One Terrible Day
by Barbara Gonzalez Ventura - July 6, 2019 - 12:00am
I slept so well last night. I looked forward to a lazy day working on a necklace, but...
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