Author: Rose Bak

Rose Bak is a freelance writer and author who lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and special needs dogs.   Rose writes both fiction and non-fiction in a variety of mediums. Rose specializes in the following types of writing:  blogs, self-help, romantic fiction, humor, narrative, personal finance, business, self-help, housing, domestic violence, grant writing and public administration. For more information on projects and rates, contact me at rosebakenterprises@msn.com. Visit my author page at amazon.com/author/rosebak. Follow me on social media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRoseBak/?modal=admin_todo_tour Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorRoseBak Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/author_rose_bak/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rose-bak-mpa-0232b581/ All opinions expressed in this blog are solely the authors and are copyright Rose Bak.  No part of these pages can be reprinted without written permission from the author. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Stop Crashing into the Window

“Stay committed to your decisions but stay flexible in your approach.”    — Tony Robbins The other day I stepped into a coworker’s office to ask her something and heard a distinct thump.  We both turned towards the window where the noise was, just in time to see a bird fly into the window.  And again.  And again. We looked on…

Long Distance Highway Robbery

“And I am calling long distance, don’t worry ’bout the cost ‘cause it’s been forty years or more.”    — Tom Waits I was driving today and I heard the old Madonna song “La Island Bonita” on the radio.  The song, as many do, immediately triggered a memory and as I sang along I could hear my Grandpa’s voice as clear…

Channel Surfing in Hotels

I remember when everyone first started getting cable in the 80s. It was magical.  Instead of 4 channels we now had like 30.  And some of those channels played 24 hours a day, instead of ending with the National Anthem and static some time after midnight.  There were a lot more new shows.  And I could watch re-runs of favorite…

The Prophetic Power of Fortune Cookies

I picked up a bug on a recent trip and after fighting it for several days, I got full-on sick.  You know how it goes: one minute you’re feeling vaguely under the weather and the next you’re weak, coughing, alternating between fever and chills, and generally praying for death. My throat was feeling like I’d eaten ground glass, so I…

The Horror of a World Without e-Books

I remember it like it happened yesterday.   I was having lunch with a friend about 12 years ago and when I asked her what was new she told me her husband had just bought her a kindle, and she was obsessed with it. “A kindle?” I asked.  “What’s that?” She pulled her little device out of her purse and began…

Solo Adventures in Foreign Lands

My little brother is out of the country for the first time ever this week.  “Be sure to let me know you’re OK,”  I told him about fifty times.   “Text me on Messenger when you finish your first flight, and when you land in the Philippines.  And at least once day while you’re there.” I know, I’m possibly a teeny…

Being a Good Friend Even When It’s Hard

“You may have lots of friends now, but only in tough times will you know who the real ones are.”   — Mouloud Benzadi Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact of trauma on friendships.  I’ve written about friendship before , but nothing shows you who your real friends are like a crisis.  I’m not talking about a short-term crisis,…