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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.

Word of the year for 2017? – Wonder

By Carol / 03 January 2017 / 14 Comments

Choosing a word of the year is popular. The Oxford Dictionaries chose ‘post-truth’ as their word in 2016, while Merriam-Webster settled on ‘surreal,’ and Dictionary.com tapped ‘xenophobia.’ All  good choices given the year’s events. A…

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Perkins Corner – love and comfort in a package “to go”

By Carol / 13 December 2016 / 28 Comments

My mother had a tradition. Whenever we visited, when it came time to leave, Mom put together food for us to take along for the drive. It didn’t matter if we’d just eaten and the…

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How do we handle rejection? Find a new path.

By Carol / 06 December 2016 / 29 Comments

This past week rejection hit me right between the eyes. While I was not altogether surprised by the rejection, I was still disappointed. To the point of tears. In that moment, it helped to be…

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What traditions make the holiday for you? – A Thanksgiving story

By Carol / 24 November 2016 / 18 Comments

Thanksgiving is a time laden with tradition as family and friends gather to share food, fellowship, and fond memories. As I texted my nieces this year, sharing our plans for turkey and all the fixings,…

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Will the real Donald J. Trump please stand up? #WordsMatter

By Carol / 21 November 2016 / 18 Comments

The election outcome has a lot of people wondering what Donald J. Trump as president will be like. The reason: President-elect Trump has taken widely different stances on the same topics, sometimes within hours. I…

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How much does the truth matter? Too little in politics.

By Carol / 15 November 2016 / 12 Comments

Count me among those who were rocked by the vitriol of the presidential campaign and shocked by the outcome. I suggest one of the reasons for public dismay was an inability to believe what we…

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68 years – 68 reasons to be grateful

By Carol / 11 October 2016 / 18 Comments

October 11 is my 68th birthday. I’ve had – am having – a great life. Borrowing another idea from Laurie Buchanan, author of the soon-to-be-released Note to Self, and to recognize the years with which…

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How old do you feel? Time to Reflect.

By Carol / 04 October 2016 / 10 Comments

Recently, I felt the need to journal and reflect. But where to start? I recalled a social media post I read a few months ago that offered a list of questions. As usually happens, though,…

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Making way for new – Prairie & Writing

By Carol / 20 September 2016 / 12 Comments

We lost a grand old willow tree a year ago. Age and weather took their toll, and it finally had to be removed. Though losing the willow with all the associated memories was sad, the…

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The Mystery of a Mystery – M.K. Tod

By Carol / 06 September 2016 / 10 Comments

M.K. Tod wrote and indie-published two successful historical novels set during World War I. Her newest novel Time and Regret – published this month by Lake Union Publishing – stays true to Tod’s historical expertise…

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