Barbara’s move to Upstate New York coincided with a shift from academia and anthropology. Rebuilding an old house in a riverside abode evocative of eastern Nepal provided her with a base to pursue journalism. Inspired by Nepal’s rebel women with political sagacity for honest journalism, her interviewing and writing skills merged in radio and print.
Barbara’s political growth and personal reevaluations led to a return to her Arab homelands. Assignments in Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt and Kuwait offered a new period of discovery.