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Barbara M. Patient Expert

Meadville, Pennsylvania
I’ve got my day job as a family law attorney, my night job as parent to three children with... Full Bio
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There’s no place like home…and even home is disappearing by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today I’ve written a post for one of my new writing gigs, GEEZER GUYS and GALS , about how the fact that we’re such a mobile society has thrown families far and wide, an ... Read on »
Downhill time…and up hill…and downhill…and up hill… by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So here’s the thing about a huge chunk of the Wild West. It looks like this: Every time I cruise through this wide open land I think of all those places in the world ... Read on »
Over the hump by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Finally, the meat of our journey–the beautiful state of Montana: Our first glimpse of the Rockies…. but not the last.             This ... Read on »
Clearly this is not a “vacation”; no time for fun! by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I originally meant to post here most days, but with learning how to set up/take down the RV, navigating and making sure “here” gets to “there” it just hasn’t happened. But ... Read on »
Start off with a crash, end up with a bang… *sigh* by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Well the road trip didn’t go quite as well today as we had hoped it would. We covered the agreed amount of territory, and are ensconsed safely in a KOA near South Dakota. ... Read on »
On the road again, books in hand by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So I’ve started the latest book/research tour which will focus on the western end of Montana, where we’ll learn about the Montana vortex, which will figure largely in volu ... Read on »
Oh, poor blog…long time no see. So busy, so productive–then what do these dreams mean? by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I’ve been meaning to visit here. I swear I have. It’s been weeks and weeks. But not because I had nothing going on. Not because I have no thoughts at all. To the contrary, ... Read on »
So how much rape is “too much”? by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So how much rape is “too much”?  I heard this discussion by a Fox news interviewee–a woman, yet!– last week, and I’ve tried to set it aside and set it aside, but I just ca ... Read on »
Want to win a free book? by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Not one of mine this time, although I will be having contests later this spring to win some of my books as more of them become available–three more contracts signed in the ... Read on »
Ring out the old, in the new–the important part is in the ringing! by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It’s always a toss-up at the end of the year: look back on the year that’s passed, or set that aside and concentrate on the year ahead. Or both. I think that’s the kind of ... Read on »
Just when you least expect it… by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Still not sure how I feel about this one. Dad took Dr. Doo-Be-Doo down to the optical place at the Downtown Mall today to get his eyes checked and a new pair of glasse ... Read on »
The role of fantasy in real life by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I composed several blog posts for the Interwebz this week, but the one that really caught my imagination was this one–WHO DEFINES REALITY ANYWAY, over at A Splash of Sca ... Read on »
One day, five hours and counting! by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It’s almost that time!  Plot? CHECK. Outline? Check. Characters? Check. Now what…. Order coffee. from the Coffee Maven in Chicago–she’s got a special NaNoWriMo blend ... Read on »
Fairies and wizards and elves, oh my! by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A few weeks ago, one of my long-time readers and good fans of the Clan Elves series stopped in  while on vacation, bringing me inspiration for more fantasy work: ... Read on »
A day in the Steel City by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We drove out of the rain in our little city, south to Pittsburgh for several items of business. First, our panel discussion and booksigning at the Penguin Bookshop in Sewi ... Read on »
Love–it’s for everyone. So is marriage. Equal rights, too. by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It’s National Coming Out Day . Celebrate the unique and diverse in all of us. Whether we love dark chocolate or milk chocolate, have red hair or blonde, love men or love w ... Read on »
Our newest creation by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yes, yes, I know I haven’t posted here as often as I’d like–hopefully you’ve missed me! The good news is I’ve been doing substantial amoounts of writing-related work, whic ... Read on »
Is it me, or…? by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum So Doctor Doo-Be-Do goes to take his shower last night and comes down with his hair just not right. The Cabana Boy checks his hair, which does not smell like it’s been was ... Read on »
And in other news… by Barbara M. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum We had a busy end to the summer in addition to the drama over the captain. Little Miss entered the purple zinnias she planted in the spring into the county fair ... Read on »