Author Archives: Barbara K Tyner

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.

Befuddled

Surgery Day. Well, I don’t want to write about that. I’ve wrapped the Christmas presents, caught the laundry up, and mopped the kitchen floor. I sent out queries. I tried not to eat every edible thing in the house, but … Continue reading

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Preservation

Talking till midnight and then not being able to go to sleep because you want to keep on talking but have to get up at 5:30am is a pretty good indicator that you live alone. Talking becomes precious. Having company … Continue reading

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Imagine

I’m ready for my last book club meeting of 2017. That makes me realize how quickly this year has gone, and how little of the year there is left. Yikes. I’m ready for my surgery, Yikes again, and I’m ready … Continue reading

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“Rhyaden”

I am not a camel. Lay that bag of bricks down, Barbara. Stop worrying. Breathe. Take it one day at a time. I am not a camel. I am not Atlas. I do not have to carry the weight of … Continue reading

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Decorated

It took me more than one day to decorate inside. Either I’m getting slower, or decisions are getting harder. I know I didn’t decorate last year because of putting the new floor down, and I realize I’ve put the tree … Continue reading

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Afterwards

The washing machine is running. The dishwasher is waiting its turn. Before heading back home, my daughter helped me pack away the fall decorations and carry up the boxes of Christmas. I mean boxes. There are so many decisions to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The wind howled like a banshee in the night. I’ve never actually seen or heard a banshee, but I imagine it would be quite the experience. I might have slept through it except I was fighting a sore throat and … Continue reading

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