Hi, everyone!

You may have noticed that my blog of 16 years, Meanderings and Muses, disappeared.

Sixteen years.

That blog has served a lot of purposes over the years.

I’ve shared good news and bad. Shed tears. Shared laughter. Pitched a few fits. Hosted good friends. Recommended a few books and authors. Shared some beauty and spotlighted some ugly.

The thoughts of losing it were devastating and incomprehensible.

But—it’s back!

With the help of Maddee, Ryan, and Riley of the amazing and magic-making xuni.com, my Meanderings and Muses is back. I can get back to using it as my journal, my conscience, the place for spreading my news and I hope you will continue to pop in from time to time.

It’s now accessed by this link: kayebarleymeanderingsandmuses.com

Please bookmark the new link! See you there!

Take care,


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Carousels of Paris

The book captures the colorful motion of everyday life in the City of Light while chronicling the history and characteristics of these unique attractions.

Carousels are much more than amusement rides. They are emblematic of the fantastical and the fun, the wild and the tamed. With their varying degrees of ornamentation and craftsmanship, Parisian carousels have for more than a century signaled delight and merriment for children while igniting the still small spark of whimsy among adults.

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Merci to Kaye Barley for creating this book and giving us all the chance to be charmed by these Parisian delights daily.
—Dorie Greenspan, James Beard Award-Winning Author
This collection invites readers to travel along with the two photographers, Kaye and her husband, Don Barley, as they uncover the history and magic of carousels.
—Lesa’s Book Critiques
Let your imagination wander back to a world full of colored lights and painted horses…
—Author Juliet Blackwell
The photographs are fantastic; the text is, of course, just right. I suddenly feel all is right with the world.
—Author Celia Miles
Simply enchanting! I absolutely adored this book!
—Author Jenn McKinlay
The book is so incredibly beautiful that it made me cry!
Happy cry.
—Erin Mitchell, Crimespree Magazine
If your heart, soul, and mind could use some uplifting, The Carousels of Paris will wrap you in its charm and beauty…
—Kathy Boone Reel, The Reading Room Blog
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