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As a curious observer of life, I blog on writing, marketing, my prairie - anything that interests me in the moment. I like to have conversations with readers, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment. I'll respond.

Even when it's a mess

By Carol / 01 September 2009 / 0 Comments

September 1, another month past in my prairie restoration. The battle against crab grass is lost. In some areas, the seed heads are knee deep. It is quite the mess. During August, I sought to…

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Another lie, Another black eye

By Carol / 30 August 2009 / 0 Comments

This week “Stars & Stripes” ran a story about media ratings prepared by public relations firm The Rendon Group and used by the military to vet reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Files prove…

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Sunflower playhouse

By Carol / 22 August 2009 / 0 Comments

I tried an experiment this spring, planting sunflowers in a circle large enough to be a playhouse for my new granddaughter. Since Hannah was just born on Christmas Day, she is too young to appreciate…

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Fair, Food & A New Friend

By Carol / 19 August 2009 / 0 Comments

The Iowa State Fairis full of the familiar. But it’s the surprises I look forward to. My husband and I made our annual Fair trip yesterday, taking in the usual: new farm equipment, the quilt…

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Writer's Block

By Carol / 11 August 2009 / 0 Comments

A writing buddy and I just spent four days sequestered at LaCorsette Maison Inn, a wonderful bed and breakfast in Newton, Iowa. Our intent was to write, and write we did. After an early morning…

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Happy Birthday, Alaska!

By Carol / 03 August 2009 / 0 Comments

Alaska became our 49th State 50 years ago in January this year. I’m a little late sending them greetings, but I was reminded of the event when my brother-in-law in Anchorage sent me this picture.…

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Who's in control?

By Carol / 29 July 2009 / 0 Comments

I just spent an hour and a half in the prairie, pulling seed heads off the crabgrass. I’ve been doing this for a couple of hours every day. It is a futile, exercise, I know.…

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Prairie – By any other name

By Carol / 27 July 2009 / 0 Comments

This weekend marked the second month for my prairie. In spite of the crabgrass and barnyard grass, I have begun to spot native plants: Big Bluestem, Partridge Pea, many coneflowers. That’s a Partridge Pea in…

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A week spent writing

By Carol / 26 July 2009 / 0 Comments

I just returned from a week at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival. Reveling in the energy and inspiration of spending an entire week with people who think about writing, talk about writing, love writing, and…

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The bounty of the moment

By Carol / 19 July 2009 / 0 Comments

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone …” Joni Mitchell captured the universal truth in “Big Yellow Taxi.” I found myself humming the tune as I…

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