Barb Allee's Blog
- Duluth, Minnesota, USA
- September 29
- Market America
- Helping folks improve their health during the week, celebrating love in all its' glory on the weekends as a mobile DJ.
The writing falls somewhere in between.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Introducing Dozer - with Pics!
March 10, 2014 08:50PM
- Where the hell have you been?!
September 28, 2013 08:59PM
- It was a Dog's Life - with
July 29, 2013 08:30PM
- When It Rains It Snows/Grace
April 14, 2013 11:21AM
- tr ig's Open Call - definitely
a Hurl Whore
February 23, 2013 03:05PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Truly heartbreaking,
zanelle - May you all find the
August 04, 2014 03:29PM
- “I recall recently being
staggered by an article that
the vast dollar
July 05, 2014 11:06AM
April 26, 2014 07:50PM
- “Doing this kind of
'work' on yourself is seldom
when it can lead you
March 23, 2014 09:33AM
- “We are spoiled and take
water so for granted - you
turn on a
tap and there it
March 22, 2014 10:00PM
Barb Allee's Links
There was something so very special about having that face waiting for me, every time I came home. It didn’t matter if I’ve been gone fifteen minutes or fifteen days, my every return was celebrated the same.
The barking announced my arrival before I could… Read full post »
When you’ve lived in and driven any area of the country for more than 30 years, you begin to feel like you know your way around, maybe even get a bit cavalier about it. I know I was very guilty of this as I headed… Read full post »
Nearly two solid hours I stood in that pen full of bouncing, squealing, shoe-lace attacking, attention-craving puppies. Picking them up one after the other I was beginning to feel foolish, knowing that the patience of the seller - sitting there with me the entire time - had to be wearing thin… Read full post »
I am quite blessed to have just a few people in this crazy world that I can count on under any circumstances. When up becomes down and I need a kind word or a steady helping hand, I know they are going to answer my call. Sometimes I get the honor… Read full post »
Oh dear…memories of 1982 I have tried valiantly to forget…
A favorite area cover band was playing at the local pool hall, so squeezing in with a few other barely-legal friends I proceeded to get bombed and dance my face off. By the time I could no longer weave my… Read full post »
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is outraged, OUTRAGED I tell you, over the "smear campaign" waged against the makers of pink slime. If you don't believe me, just watch the video clip below. There must be a federal probe, says the headline. (Is it just me, or does the lady just to… Read full post »
We weren’t one month into
kindergarten before I got the first call from the school. “We
need to talk with you about your son, James.”
I had cried mixed tears of joy, pride and separation-sadness on the very first day of school, as I watched him disappear through the… Read full post »
I once listened at a funeral, to all the glowing eulogies of a man I knew. A man I was expected to get up and say a few words about myself. All I really had to do was to follow the crowd, and repeat the things they were… Read full post »
Growing up in my military family, there were certain things you came to take for granted;
You were going to sit up straight at the dinner table.
You were going to be respectful of all adults.
You were going to say “please” and “thank you” even if not… Read full post »
The week before Christmas is always a bit hectic for me (I would procrastinate Christmas until New Years or maybe even Easter, given a choice) and this particular holiday some fifteen years ago was no different. Having just picked up my son from school, I listened to his excited babble about… Read full post »
The word “adventure” is all he needs to hear, to be standing at the door with his collar in mouth, eyes beseeching me to pull it over his head and take him somewhere, anywhere. Yesterday, the temperatures in Duluth, Minnesota were in the low 50’s… Read full post »
I had reached the proverbial fork in the road, only instead of intriguing, adventure-filled, tree-lined avenues; I seemed to be looking at options that consisted of dark, dangerous, low-hanging thorny branches and potholes big enough to swallow me whole. I was walking away from twelve years of marria… Read full post »
Just enjoying the last of the good weather. Enjoy!
My Blue Heeler, Duke
Down the road, and to the right....
Aspens in all their glory.....
Duke makes friends with a Red Heeler
Finally… Read full post »