Special Words and Goals for 2016


Dearest Readers: The new year of 2016 is here, and here with this new year, I am somewhat behind. Behind??? Yes, definitely. As an active blogger and writer, I like to be on ‘top of things…’ ‘Ahead of the game.’ And I do not like to procrastinate. Here it is — Friday, January 8, andContinue reading “Special Words and Goals for 2016”

The Adventures of Cletus Cleet, Cleet Runs Away


The Adventures of Cletus Cleet, Cleet Runs Away By Barbie Perkins-Cooper Copyright ©2012 Barbie Perkins-Cooper, All Rights Reserved Thursday, November 8, 2012, was a bitter day, with an early and cold winter’s chill, the first for the fall in Charleston, South Carolina. The morning sunshine could not warm the grounds of the coastal area whereContinue reading “The Adventures of Cletus Cleet, Cleet Runs Away”

Rainy Days…Rainy Nights…Will Charleston, SC EVER See Sunshine Again?


Dearest Readers: As I glance outside at the window by my desk, I see gray skies…Raindrops are dripping slowly to the ground. Trees are covered with so much moisture, they almost lose their color. The mimosa trees drip with a grayish color as if to say they are sick and tired of this rain andContinue reading “Rainy Days…Rainy Nights…Will Charleston, SC EVER See Sunshine Again?”

Freewriting With the Demands of Life, Interruptions and PTSD


Dearest Readers: Freewriting today, so here goes. Freewriting has been described as a time for writers to sit and write about anything that comes to the mind. It is now 3:52. I am supposed to write for five to ten minutes. Just write. No editing. What is on my mind? It is Monday, my scheduledContinue reading “Freewriting With the Demands of Life, Interruptions and PTSD”

“WEIGHT GAIN IS NOT A PERMANENT CONDITION!’


Dearest Readers: Today is my day to face the music…stop beating myself up…and move on with life! Why? Simple. Today is my weigh-in day at Weight Watchers. Early this morning, I felt nervous. Embarrassed…All of those negative feelings we all feel whenever we gain weight. I confess – I have used my ‘get out ofContinue reading ““WEIGHT GAIN IS NOT A PERMANENT CONDITION!’”

Chattahoochee Child – Walking Into the Fears of Cancer…


Dearest Readers: Periodically, I post a few stories from the book, “Chattahoochee Child” — my latest work-in-progress. Hope you enjoy!   The morning my father and I learned to forgive each other started like most mornings in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Resting motionless in bed, he reminded me of a frail injured bird with crippledContinue reading “Chattahoochee Child – Walking Into the Fears of Cancer…”

Reflections — On Mother’s Day…


  Dearest Readers: Perhaps this essay will be another chapter in “CHATTAHOOCHEE CHILD.” [My latest work-in-progress]: Mama wore her best house dresses when she was in a good mood, which wasn’t often enough. Those days, it felt as if the sunshine from the window kissed the living room with colors of the rainbow, at leastContinue reading “Reflections — On Mother’s Day…”

Welcome Back — To Weight Watchers!!!


Dearest Readers: To quote my words from last night, when I was able to sing — and HOLD the notes as long as I am known for — I AM BACK! Last night at Karaoke I was fearful I could not carry and hold the notes of “I Who Have Nothing,” — one of myContinue reading “Welcome Back — To Weight Watchers!!!”