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I would feel honored if you would follow my blog.  As you can see, I don’t post too often.–Barb

I will post poems, articles, and stories here.  The earlier ones were published elsewhere before I posted them, but newer pieces may appear for the first time.

Biography  (Barbara Weeks Huntington:  AKA Barbara Karen Chapman, Bobbie Weeks):

Barbara Huntington was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Her grandmother left Pennsylvania in the early 1900’s at the age of 16, married a railroad man who was considerably older, and was widowed early with two small daughters.  Barb’s mother grew up loving New Mexico and, although she loves California, Barb continues to have New Mexico in her blood.

Barb’s father was an investigative reporter, the first civil rights editor on a major newspaper, and was head of public relations at Rand when the Ellsberg papers broke.  Barbara has taught almost all the grades between kindergarten and college, has a BS in Zoology from San Diego State University (SDSU), a life elementary teaching credential, and an MBA from UCLA, ran Huntington Computing with her late husband, Fred, in the 80’s, has 4 children and 7 grandchildren, was a technical writer for Hughes Aircraft and a market analyst for Carter, Hawley, Hale Department Stores, ran the mentor program for the California Academy of Math and Science (CAMS) at Cal State Dominguez Hills and the McNair Scholars Program at SDSU.

She recently retired from the Directorship of the Preprofessional Health Advising Office at SDSU after 17 years.  She writes poetry, children’s books, recently completed a memoir (will be looking for a publisher), and is currently writing a book with tips of how to get into the school (or medical school, or even job) of your choice, and about her students who overcame tremendous odds to become wonderful healers as physicians, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, physician assistants, optometrists, chiropractors and naturopathic physicians.  She has a rescue Border Collie mix (or possibly a McNab) who travels with her on jaunts through the Southwest.

  1. Stephanie Judson permalink


    I am so happy to have discovered your blog. Your writing is so deeply personal and so descriptive, I can feel your emotions through your work. It makes me smile seeing your creativity and reading your stories, especially knowing how you have dedicated so much of your life in helping others to dig deep and reveal a piece of themselves in order to succeed. I hope you are doing well!

    Steph (Martin) Judson

  2. Step, thank you so much. I need to get writing again! Hope you are doing well and will join me again at the alum brunch.

  3. This is like an ocean here. Most this day, just to say hello. Too too much for me right now – but – I like your “forthrightness”, I like your dog (a lot), I like your hug. Is that enough for today? Waiting two books, on some truck, arriving today. Thinking some better sightedness to loosen the grip of feeling done before I’m done. I know with my heart this world is heaven-is, but yea, sometimes I forget. Your dog reminds me we should all be more like a dog (or friendly cat), just greet & appreciate. neil

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