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Barbara Blomquist

Barbara Blomquist is a Naperville resident, wife, mother, quilter, and screenwriter. Contact her at BWBLomquist@aol.com.

Transitions – Nuclear

Did I grab your attention? If so, join the millions of Americans for whom nuclear is a scary word. Did you know that no...

Transitions – Respect for subordinates

by Roger Blomquist for Barbara Blomquist I was reminded recently how important respect is – not just respect, but mutual respect. In the 1970s, a friend...

Transitions – They still serve

As we celebrate Veterans Day, I want to applaud legislation that was recently passed that benefits our veterans and their families. In a positive...

Transitions – A story in the nick of time

On one of his frequent speaking engagements, the late Gary Moore, an inspirational and motivational speaker, gave the backstory of his award-winning book, Playing...

Transitions – Nyota Uhura: Freedom Star

This column is dedicated to the memory of Nichelle Nichols who for many years played the iconic Star Trek character Nyota Uhura. (Uhura is...

Transitions – Perspective over time

“Life is about perspective and how you look at something…ultimately, you have to zoom out.” —Whitney Wolfe Herd I’m a history major and a Sci-Fi...

Transitions – Down the rabbit hole: social media

I recently discovered Tic Tok. Don’t even know how I got there, but what a mistake – two hours gone and not enough sleep...

Transitions – Military Reserves: Day jobs and active duty

This is the third column that will feature thoughts from Army Reservist Jeff. According to a report in Military News, Military.com, on May 13, 2022,...

Transitions – A Guardsman Protects our Capital

Last month, in the first of a three-part series, I introduced Jeff a Soldier in the Indiana National Guard. This is a continuation of...

Transitions – A new generation of Army reservists

I was recently introduced to Jeff, a military man from outside the draft era. One downside of a draft-free military is that there is...