Author Archives: barbaraweicksel

About barbaraweicksel

My home is San Diego, CA - a most beautiful city. Mountains to the East, Pacific Ocean to the West, and the desert in between the mountains and the ocean. Beauty everywhere, but... The world is full of beauty, and I do love to travel. what I hope to share on these pages are my thoughts and some photos of the world as I see and experience it. I'd be happy to have you along on the journey - and then join me while I'm at home...

Pride – We Fight On

Every year when June rolls around, I’m hopeful I can write about how the United States has grown on LGBTQ issues, and acceptance has replaced tolerance when speaking of, and living with, one another. We all know this is not … Continue reading

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Realistic Goals

Two weeks in to the Weight Watchers Freestyle, and I have learned a few things about portion control, about carbs, about protein – but mostly I’ve been learning about me. II know myself well enough to know I am not … Continue reading

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Choose Love

My 50th High School reunion is coming up next year.  The chatter around this has made me a bit nostalgic, but not so nostalgic that I can’t distance myself from what is a hazy memory, and what is, in fact, … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Teenagers…

I spent as much time as I could with my 14 -year-old granddaughter last weekend.  She lives in Northern California, and I hadn’t seen her in about 2 years. We’ve talked and done the Facetime thing, but I haven’t had … Continue reading

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Love One Another…

I was baptized in the United Methodist Church in our little town in south eastern Pennsylvania in 1950’s. I sang in every choir – children, youth, senior – I took the classes and became a member, I was married in … Continue reading

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Love Matters

I stopped writing on this blog in June, 2017. I’m not sure why I stopped, but, I do know I was tired of the lies, and the hate, and I feared the path our Country was starting to travel. So … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Children, choices, Courage, elections, enviornment, love matters, family, gay, Gay Rights, Grandchildren, home, Kindness, LGBTQ, life, love, love mattera, politics, Pride, Share the Love, Women, Women's Rights | 3 Comments

And So We Begin – Again.

I haven’t written on this blog since 2017.  This week I got a message from someone who found my blog, read a few of my pieces, and wrote to tell me that I’ve inspired him.  He’s just come out, and … Continue reading

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