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Barbara Radisavljevic

Joined 4 years ago from Templeton, CA. Last activity 2 weeks ago.

I like learning and writing about what I learn. At various times I have been student, English teacher, library clerk, greeting card buyer for a Christian bookstore, manager of a Hallmark store, foster mom, adoptive mom, and home schooling mom. Currently I own a company that sells teaching materials on the Internet and I read,  write and garden in my spare time. I am a Christian, and want to use my writing to bring glory to God.

Recently I've become more involved in understand how my local government works, and I've become somewhat of a conservative activist in my community. I have been writing hubs for three years now, and especially enjoy writing about nature and my local community. 

 

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  • 56

    Where Does Bubblews Fit in a Writer’s World

    3 weeks ago

    What is Bubblews? Should writers join? Can they really earn money there? Will they get paid? What should they do to be successful?

  • 8

    A Book That Broke My Heart: Thin Wood Walls

    8 months ago

    A pre-teen book doesn't often move me to tears, but this historical novel on the Japanese American internment camps did. It focuses on the disruption of the freedom and family life for one family.

  • 30

    Why Do People Take Pictures?

    16 months ago

    A photograph is merely an image captured on paper or in a file. It is ephemeral. It's only importance is the value someone puts on it emotionally or monetarily. Many photographs taken before the days of digital...

  • 2

    The California Weeds You Need to Pull Now!

    13 months ago

    If you live in an area of California that has just had a good rain and the ground is still moist, but not muddy, it's time to start pulling weeds. Here are the ones you need to pull first if you have them on your...

  • 10

    Video Enjoying the Beach at Cayucos, California

    13 months ago

    Cayucos is a small beach town on California's Central Coast. I have tried to capture its atmosphere in this short photo and video essay. I hope these will beckon you to visit in person.

  • 2

    Video The Cold War and Importance of Propaganda to Communist Regimes

    20 months ago

    My husband tells his story of growing up in post-World War Two Yugoslavia during the Cold War period of 1948-1950. He shares how the importance of propaganda freed him from a communist prison where he was held with his...

  • 8

    Video Exploring Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California

    20 months ago

    Join me on a brief photo and video tour of Moonstone Beach in Cambria, California. Unlike the southern beaches of San Luis Obispo County, the Cambria coastline is rocky and has more interesting trees. Instead of a pier,...

  • 9

    Do You Know What Your Local Government is Doing?

    14 months ago

    If you think politics is just for politicians, think again. As grassroots movements to resist the implementation of Smart Growth policies are getting more vocal, you may discover it's time to get involved yourself....

  • 15

    Broccoli Salad for All Blood Types Following Eat for Your Type Diet

    20 months ago

    My favorite broccoli salad is healthy for every blood type for those using Dr. D'Adamo's diet plan, and beautiful enough for a holiday table or party. Try it, and see if you don't agree it's delicious.

  • 10

    Getting Started on the Eat Right for Your Type Diet for a Healthier Life

    21 months ago

    Have you started to eat right for your blood type yet? Maybe you haven't heard about this healthy way to eat. Many start Dr. D'Adamo's blood type diet to lose weight and discover that they are seeing other health...

  • 18

    Cheesecake Squares: A Bar Cookie that Melts in Your Mouth

    7 months ago

    This my favorite and most popular bar cookie recipe. It makes a great party dessert and it's a finger food. Even children have gone back for seconds.

  • 42

    How and When HubPages Became My Favorite Writing Site

    10 months ago

    When I joined the HubPages writing community, it was not my favorite writing site. But as I became more active and wrote more, it gradually moved into first place in my writing life, and I could declare that I'm now a...

  • 6

    Quick Italian Cube Steaks

    20 months ago

    This is a quick and easy meal for anyone who wants a flavorful meat main dish that's done on the stovetop. It's also ideal for a person with BloodType O who is eating for his or her blood type.

  • 12

    Sarah's Zucchini Cheese Casserole

    20 months ago

    This zucchini cheese casserole is just right for a light lunch or supper. It's great with a green salad or a carrot and raisin salad and your favorite bread.

  • 13

    Recipe for Banana Oat Blueberry Bread

    20 months ago

    This is my favorite banana bread recipe. I modified my original recipe to make room for blueberries in it. The bread is moist, and a 1/2 half inch slice is only 114 calories. It makes a healthy snack or dessert. If you...

  • 2

    Simple and Versatile Bean Salad Recipe

    21 months ago

    Bean salad recipes abound, and each family has a favorite. This versatile bean salad recipe has been our family favorite for 40 years.

  • 6

    Barb's Tuna Mousse

    20 months ago

    Tuna Mousse is one of our favorite summer dishes. It can be fixed the night before and taken out the next day when you are ready to serve it. Molded in a fish mold, it's centerpiece that makes a good spread for crackers...

  • 10

    Recipe for Date Oatmeal Bars

    15 months ago

    This Date Oatmeal Bar recipe is one of our favorite desserts. It's more than empty calories and is high in fiber. Try it. You will like it if you like dates.

  • 0

    Where Has the Tea Party Gone?

    13 months ago

    Have you wondered lately where the Tea Party has gone and why it isn't as visible as it used to be? Here's the answer. This is what they are up to.

  • 14

    Barb's Power Breakfast Cereal

    14 months ago

    I love the power breakfast I eat most mornings. It's all natural, and except for the fact that the oats were rolled, there is no processing except my cleaning and cutting up the ingredients. For 350 calories you get a...

  • 16

    Ratatouille Pasta Sauce with Meat and How to Use It

    20 months ago

    Ratatouille Pasta Sauce with Meat is great just to serve over hot pasta. But you can also do other things with it. Besides the recipe for the sauce, I also tell you how to make a casserole and an open faced sandwich...

  • 10

    Video A Walk through the 2012 Festival of the Arts in Paso Robles, California

    22 months ago

    Have you ever been to an art festival? You might want to join me on my walk through the 2012 Paso Robles Festival of the Arts in photos and video. Most events were free, and those are the ones I captured. Come along to...

  • 12

    Life Without A Camera? Unthinkable!

    14 months ago

    When you take your camera everywhere, you feel lost when it stops working, especially if it's the night before a planned photo shoot. Here's how I solved my problem in time to have a suitable camera for a long day of...

  • 6

    Video Sights and Sounds of Avila Beach, Port San Luis, California

    13 months ago

    Join me on a day trip to Avila Beach's Port San Luis and watch the wildlife there with me. Even getting there was fun, since I spent time at the Kelsey See Canyon Vineyard, which was home to a flock of peacocks....

  • 0

    Video The Phantom Project Creates A Huge Ephemeral Art Exhibit in Paso Robles, May, 2012

    20 months ago

    Have you heard of the Phantom Galleries popping up all over the country? We are in the midst of our first one ever in Paso Robles, California, and it has generated a level of excitement in the art community here that...

  • 2

    Video Sights and Sounds on An Evening Nature Walk on My West Templeton Property In May

    23 months ago

    Please join me on a walk around my property at dusk. We will check on my fruit trees, admire the irises and the life on them, see my elderberry tree in bloom, catch some deer on video, and learn a bit about the wild...

  • 20

    What to Expect When You Grow Old

    21 months ago

    When we are young, we rarely understand the emotional and physical changes we will experience when old. If you know what to expect, you can take steps now to deal with solving some problems the elderly face.

  • 26

    Quinoa Chicken Salad with Vegetables: A Quick Meal for Every Season

    20 months ago

    Quinoa Chicken Vegetable Salad is easy to prepare, nutritious, and refreshing as a summer main dish when it's hot outside and something light is called for. If you're out of chicken or my suggested vegetables, most...

  • 26

    Nine Reasons Why I love HubPages

    3 months ago

    After four years writing on HubPages, I still love it. Here are nine reasons why.

  • 11

    Spring Rain: A Meditative Photo Essay

    17 months ago

    The sights of spring are yearly reminders of the event that changed history over 2,000 years ago-- the resurrection of Jesus, who came as the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world. God has always used pictures...

  • 66

    Extrovert, Introvert, Or Ambivert?

    2 years ago

    Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert? Read this to find out, and take our easy quizzes to see which label fits you best.

  • 4

    God Who Seeks Man before Man Seeks God

    2 years ago

    Which happens first? Does man seek God or does God seek man? What does the Bible teach about this?

  • 33

    The Bible Is Still the Best Guidebook for Life

    13 months ago

    Ever wondered if the Bible has anything of value to say to 21st Century people? Here's why I think a book written thousands years ago is still a good guidebook for life today.

  • 18

    The United States is in No Danger of Becoming a Christian Theocracy

    2 years ago

    Do you really think the United States could become a Christian theocracy? What would the obstacles to that be?

  • 6

    How I Relieve Stress in My Life

    2 years ago

    Stress can make our lives very tense and destroy our joy in life -- if we let it. But there are constructive ways to deal with our stress, and in the end, when we have learned to make peace with our circumstances and...

  • 20

    I'm a Pinterest Addict

    2 years ago

    Pinterest is the up and coming social network that's easy to use and potentially addicting. It's also controversial. Here's how and why I use Pinterest

  • 73

    Video How Artists Actively Promote their Work

    20 months ago

    Learn art marketing tips from successful artists with years of experience. Watch their video interviews. Decide what will work best for you.

  • 13

    How I Met My Husband on Halloween

    18 months ago

    I had just been rejected by a new love. Little did I know I'd meet my future husband at dinner that night. Here's how it happened.

  • 9

    My Search for the Salinas River and How it Found me

    13 months ago

    Have you ever stood in a dry river bed in the path of a river just beginning to fill? I did, and I took pictures and made a video of it so you could share the experience. It was an unexpected treat for me, and the...

  • 25

    Trees in Autumn: A Seasonal Display of Splendor and Sadness

    13 months ago

    Autumn is a season in nature and in life that contains both splendor and sadness. It's also a season when it is evident if a tree, or a person, has been fruitful or not. Autumn colors fade, leaving only the bare tree...

  • 11

    Poem: The Prayer of a Waiting Wife

    2 years ago

    What does a wife do when her husband's had a long day out of town, is exhausted, and is supposed to be driving home, and he hasn't called in hours? When she's getting more worried about the silent phone, she prays, and...

  • 9

    God's Gift of Rain: A Poem

    2 years ago

    In the summer and fall, it seems all of nature joins the people in hoping for the return of rain to make the earth green again. The poem and pictures focus on the results of rain in the Paso Robles neighborhood near the...

  • 11

    Rare Photos of Paso Robles Wine Country

    20 months ago

    These unusual views of Paso Robles wine country can only be seen a distance from the roads or from private property. Now you can see them.

  • 12

    When You are Tormented by a Painful Love

    15 months ago

    Christians are as subject to the temptations of the flesh as other people. And like other people, they sometimes find themselves in a wrong relationship they know they should have avoided. What then? How does one deal...

  • 7

    Embers and Sunset: Poems of Love Gone

    18 months ago

    What happens when two people who are married find themselves falling in love outside their marriage? Are they doomed to frustation? Is there any way to heal their marriages?

  • 22

    Imaginative Play : What Kids Think of On Their Own

    13 months ago

    Children don't always need to have expensive toys to enjoy playing. Often they can use their imaginations to turn whatever is near into a prop for creative play. Here are some of the things my own children did with...

  • 9

    Coyote Bush: Blessing or Curse?

    23 months ago

    Coyote brush grows all over the coastal ranges of California and up into Oregon. It plays an important part in nature's plan, but can prove to be a pest in the garden. It's a blessing or a curse, depending upon your...

  • 15

    Nature Photographer Unwinds after a Photo Shoot by Writing Light Verse

    13 months ago

    Ever had writers' block or a mind too exhausted to be serious? So did I, which is why I wrote this bit of nonsense verse. I also mention some of the hazards of nature photography.

  • 22

    Poison Hemlock: Lovely and Lethal

    2 years ago

    Poison hemlock is a lovely but lethal plant that needs to be respected if you encounter it in the wild or eradicated if you have it on your property. Learn to identify it here by looking at photos as it grows in parks...

  • 62

    Milk Thistle and Hemlock: The Prickly and the Poisonous

    2 years ago

    Milk thistle and poison hemlock growing together, as they often do. B. Radisavljevic, Copyright 2011 Almost anyone who walks in Lawrence Moore Park in Paso Robles or has rural property in Templeton or Paso Robles has...

  • 16

    Rain- Before, During, After: A Photo Essay

    2 years ago

    Rainbow Blesses a Vineyard In Templeton, California B. Radisavljevic, Copyright 2011 As I write this, the rain is drumming on my roof, making me think of fireplaces and hot popcorn, neither of which is available to me...

  • 22

    May I Walk with You on Your Journey?

    2 years ago

    Christian friendship is one of the Christian's most precious gifts. God never intended for Christians to walk through life alone, apart from their Christian brothers and sisters.

  • 21

    Milkweed: Food Fit for Monarchs

    16 months ago

    Milkweed is the plant that supports both monarch butterflies and their offspring and plays host to the milkweed bug, as well. See how the Narrowleaf Milkweed, which grows on the West Coast of the United States, looks...

  • 17

    Oak and Poison Oak in Photos: Can You Tell the Difference?

    2 years ago

    Before you head into the woods, or even your own property to hike or to clear brush, be sure you can identify poison oak so you can save yourself from a nasty rash and lots of misery. Even some experience woodsmen have...

  • 24

    The Mortician

    2 years ago

    Have you met the mortician yet? Most of us hope we will never have to encounter him professionally, but most of us will. This poem is a result of my working with five different morticians after five different deaths in...

  • 19

    Croad Wines from Vineyard to Bottle: A Photo Essay

    7 months ago

    Have you ever wondered how a commercial vintner turns the fruit of his vineyard into delicious wine? If so, you will want to read this and see how it's done at Croad Vineyards in Paso Robles, California, a producer of...

  • 15

    Tears for You After You Took Your Life

    14 months ago

    Suicide devastates those who are left behind -- the family and friends who will always wonder why, and if they could have said or done something to keep their loved one from taking that last drastic step to escape...

  • 18

    Photogenic Oak Trees in North San Luis Obispo County

    23 months ago

    Oaks are everywhere, especially in the vineyards, when you visit North San Luis Obispo County. I love every one of them, but have picked the photographs of some of my favorites to share with you.

  • 16

    Kiler Canyon Road: A Scenic Drive in Paso Robles, California

    2 years ago

    Have you ever wondered what would happen if you decided to take an unfamiliar local road from its beginning to its end? I had been wondering about Kiler Canyon Road in Paso Robles, California, since a failed attempt...

  • 97

    Enemies of the People? Life in Communist Yugoslavia

    2 years ago

    Ever wondered how it effects the life of ordinary citizens who own a business or property after the Communists take power after a revolution. My husband lived it with his family, spending some time in prison when he was...

  • 49

    Should it Be Illegal to Grow Vegetables Instead of a Lawn in Your Front Yard??

    15 months ago

    How far do private property rights go in a residential area? What if a homeowner wants to grow a vegetable garden in the front yard instead of a non-productive and expensive lawn?

  • 8

    Can We Go Overboard with Social Networking?

    7 months ago

    Is there such a thing as too much social networking? If so, when do you know when you've reached the point when you should stop joining new networks or dropping some you've already joined?

  • 14

    Artisans Demonstrate their Creativity at Templeton's Annual Day in the Shade Art in the Park Celebration

    2 years ago

    When most people think of art, they think of pictures -- paintings, photographs, or drawings. I saw some of each of those forms today at Templeton's Annual Day in the Shade, where local artisans and artists have a...

  • 68

    Before You Hire an SEO Firm, Read This

    2 years ago

    Toward the beginning of this year, I was approached by a Search Engine Optimization company (which I will not yet name) about contracting for their services. My site is over 600 pages, and I had not yet finished...

  • 39

    How to Transition from Squidoo to HubPages

    13 months ago

    If you've been writing at Squidoo and want to start writing at HubPages, you will notice a few differences. Here's how to adjust and start writing great hubs from the start.

  • 21

    Is everyone a racist?

    24 months ago

    There's a lot of talk about racism these days. What exactly is racism? What can be done about it?

  • 16

    Eternity Lives in the Heart of Man

    15 months ago

    Why is it that people quite can't believe they will really be gone forever when they die? Why do they cling to the idea their souls are immortal? Is the thought of eternity really planted in our hearts?

  • 23

    Who Are the Tea Party Patriots and What Do They Want?

    13 months ago

    Since the Tea Party Patriots have come to the nation's attention, many have wondered what they really want and what they stand for. This should help you find out.

  • 7

    The Two Seasons of the Salinas River in Paso Robles

    15 months ago

    I was an adult before I saw my first real river. Now I love having one nearby -- for at least part of the year. The rest of the year goes underground, and then I explore its bed.

  • 11

    What to Expect When You Go to the Emergency Room with Chest Pain

    13 months ago

    It's a tough decision to go to the ER when you're in bed and feel mild chest pain. Maybe it's nothing serious. Maybe it's a heart attack. Here's what to expect if you do decide to go to the hospital.

  • 11

    Barb's Favorite Fried Rice Recipe

    13 months ago

    This fried rice is a great recipe for using the leftover rice, meat, and vegetables in your refrigerator. Can be used as a main dish with a salad or a side dish with meats or other stir fry dishes. Good even with brown...

  • 12

    Should I Spray This Mallow? Or Eat it?

    2 years ago

    Most people eradicate mallow they find on their property as a weed that can grow over their heads if left to thrive. So did I, until I discovered it was edible. Here's what I found out.

  • 2

    What is Stephen Ministry Training Like? Stephen Ministry Part 2

    2 years ago

    Stephen Ministry training sessions are the same everywhere. Your Stephen Leaders have been to their own regional or national training sessions to learn how to train their local Stephen Ministers. My church is quite...

  • 7

    Should You Become A Stephen Minister? Stephen Ministry Part I

    3 years ago

    Has your church started a Stephen Ministry? Are you wondering if you should take the training to become a Stephen minister? Here's what to expect if you take that important step to serving others in the Stephen Ministry.

  • 6

    How to Embed Video in Your Word Press Magazine Basic Blog

    2 years ago

    At the beginning of 2011 I started a new blog – Tidbits from Templeton--my first to be self-hosted. I had heard hosting one’s own blog was the best solution if one wanted the blog to earn any...

  • 15

    Is it Poetry or Prose or Merely Verse?

    13 months ago

    What is it that makes poetry poetry, rather than just verse? Just what is poetry?

  • 12

    Should You Join a Fitness Club?

    2 years ago

    If you're wondering if you should join a fitness club, you may find your answer here. I tried my husband's fitness club, which he loves. It's a great club, but a fitness club is not for everyone. Here's why.

  • 56

    What happens when a Christian marries someone who is not a Christian believer?

    3 years ago

    Many women who have confided in me about their unhappy marriages were Christians who had thought it was no big deal to marry a non-Christian. Some of them had walked away from the Lord during the period in life when...

  • 49

    Should You Squidoo?

    3 months ago

    It's a writing community that has a lot in common with HubPages. If you want to see a good comparison, read darkside's hub comparing Squidoo with HubPages. It's a good description of what Squidoo was like when I joined...

  • 14

    Advice to Christian Brides to Be: Getting Ready for Your Marriage

    13 months ago

    There's much more to getting married than planning a wedding. Here are some important things to think about in preparing for marriage before you tie the knot.

  • 6

    How to Detect A Fraudulent Customer on the Internet

    19 months ago

    I have had an Internet online bookstore for 16 years. I love genuine customers, but there are a few scam artists that only pretend to be customers. What they are after is not your products, but your money. These thieves...

  • 28

    How to Grieve and Go on With Life

    2 years ago

    When you lose someone you love, you may think there is no more reason to go on. It may seem impossible that you will ever be able to enjoy life again. I want to encourage you. I walked the dark valley and you can, too.

  • 8

    What it's Like to Live in Wine Country During the Grape Harvest

    7 months ago

    Watch the harvest at Croad Vineyards in Templeton with me from my yard, just across the fence. Listen to the sounds of rural Templeton and learn what's it's like to live surrounded by vineyards in wine country.

  • 8

    Castoro Cellars Winery in Templeton, California

    13 months ago

    Castoro Cellars is one of the most popular and beautiful Templeton wineries. Come along with me to their beautiful vineyard, grounds, and tasting room.

  • 49

    Great Short Hikes in North San Luis Obispo County: Paso Robles, Templeton, and Atascadero

    2 years ago

    Ever been in a strange town while traveling and wondered where you could find a short hike just right for stretching one's legs and possibly also close to a picnic spot or a place to buy food? If you ever come to North...

  • 37

    The Importance of Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation in Your Writing

    2 years ago

    If you don't proofread and edit your work, you may not make a good impression or get the grade you hope for. One of my favorite on line activities is screening intel at Qondio.com. It's interesting to see the topics...

  • 14

    Birthday Poem for a Friend

    3 years ago

    A birthday poem written for a Christian friend when he turned 30 that deals with the doubts and fears many Christians struggle with in mid-life.

  • 20

    Bogus UPS Quantum View E-Mail Notification Scam

    14 months ago

    Are you aware of the UPS email notification scam that will probably appear in your inbox soon, if it hasn't already? This article will help you tell a genuine UPS notification from an email which might give you a virus...

  • 16

    How to Find Old Friends on Facebook

    2 years ago

    Do you have an old friend you'd like to connect with on Facebook you has a very common name? Here on some hints on how to locate that friend so you can be Facebook friends, as well.

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