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Barbara Blomquist

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

Transitions – Remembering Vietnam

On March 29, the Judd Kendall VFW recognized the 50th anniversary of withdrawing from Vietnam on National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Like many in...

Transitions – Warriors for justice: Walt Longmire, Joe Leaphorn, and Lyda Conley

I enjoy Craig Johnson’s Longmire and Tony Hillerman’s Leaphorn and Chee series. The popular Western series’ feature Sheriff Longmire and his best friend Henry...

Transitions – A tangible difference with fabric

I have been quilting for close to 30 years. I learned because I wanted to make quilts for my young daughters from fabric leftover...

Transitions – Bessie Coleman: First black female pilot

Several years ago, I saw a woman at Midway Airport in an airline uniform. A second look confirmed she was not an attendant but...

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...
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