Barbie Perkins-Cooper, Author

Living Life in the Country As A Writer, Photographer


Dearest Readers: If you are reading my posts lately, you will note I have written about Domestic Abuse, Weight Loss, and other topics. Yesterday, while at my Weight Watchers meeting, we discussed the cliché, ‘If I had known then what I know now,’ and other topics, including the word — dare I say it — …

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Dearest Readers: This will probably be the shortest blog I have written in a while. I am busy with life today…cleaning the house, getting dressed to go to the doctor for my last Supartz injection and caring for a husband with a neck ache. I’ve always said my husband is a pain in the neck, …

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http://www.tnvacation.com/press FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Melanie Beauchamp DATE: Aug. 21, 2013 Tennessee Dept. of Tourist Development Public Relations Media Manager Melanie.Beauchamp@tn.gov 615-532-0484 THE DOLLYWOOD COMPANY ANNOUNCES $300 MILLION IN INVESTMENTS, DEVELOPMENT DURING NEXT 10 YEARS Capital investments include FireChaser Express coaster in 2014 and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort set to open in 2015. PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. …

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STOP: SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT: NANCY J. GLASER AUGUSTA MUSEUM OF HISTORY (706) 722-8454 amh@augustamuseum.org Business, Southern-Style September’s Brown Bag History Series Lecture AUGUSTA, GEORGIA (8/20/13) – As part of its continuing Brown Bag History Series, the Augusta Museum of History presents, Business, Southern-Style a talk given by Dr. …

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Yesterday, my husband and I went to see “The Butler.” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327773/ Forest Whitaker captivated me as Cecil Gaines, “The Butler.” From the poignant opening scene of the movie until the end, I was spellbound, remembering the Civil Rights Movement, how blacks were treated and how angry I got, as a child, recognizing the ‘colored’ signs, …

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Storming outside — reminding me of the many storms I have endured, especially as a child. Still, these storms, especially when I see lightning, take me back to the sadness and pain I hid away for much too long. Perhaps the torrential rains are tears – the tears I cried as a child, then — …

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Dearest Readers: To those of you who read my blog regularly, you recognize what an advocate I am for animals, especially rescued dogs. We are the proud family with five dogs, four which are rescues. Yes, they are expensive to keep up and care for, but words cannot express how fulfilling it is to see …

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Dearest Readers: Today, while allowing my silly right knee to rest, I’ve decided to write on my blog again. The subject today is about traveling. Flying the friendly skies, next to a stranger. As a travel writer, I have journeyed to many exciting, beautiful destinations within the Southern and Southeast region with a stranger sitting …

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