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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.

Life & death in the Wild Kingdom – Robin Update

By Carol / 05 May 2013 / 18 Comments

One day, I looked past my computer screen, out the window to the front lawn, where a smallish bird pecked away at the wood chips under a Redbud tree. At that exact moment, a Red-tailed…

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How to spend waiting time? A Robin & Writing Update

By Carol / 04 May 2013 / 7 Comments

Waiting can be so difficult. That whole “watched pot” thing. Whether it’s 30 seconds to heat up the coffee in the microwave or 2 weeks for eggs to hatch – time just passes so slowly…

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Beauty & the Beast – Spring Snow

By Carol / 03 May 2013 / 8 Comments

My predawn walk to the mailbox this morning was marked by the beauty of trees coated with snow. That kind of wet snow that clings to every branch creating the effect of a winter wonderland.…

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And then there were four

By Carol / 28 April 2013 / 10 Comments

Mrs. Red Breast added another egg to the nest Sunday morning.  Someone suggested the total would be four. Maybe so. It seems a neat number and there’s hardly room for more. My concern that she…

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A bird's eye view

By Carol / 27 April 2013 / 22 Comments

We know it’s really spring when the robins start building nests. Every downspout around our house has a robin in residence. Until now it’s always been the downspouts. But this spring an enterprising mama is…

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Timing is everything

By Carol / 14 March 2013 / 6 Comments

With so many things in life, timing matters. In my experience, that’s never more true than when it comes to seeing the wonders of nature. My travels this week have brought me to the desert…

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A high-class problem

By Carol / 09 March 2013 / 2 Comments

If you could choose to do anything, what would you do? That’s a question life coaches ask to encourage their clients to explore where their passion really lies. What would make them the most happy/satisfied/fulfilled.…

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What legacy will we leave?

By Carol / 14 January 2013 / 12 Comments

When I was a little kid growing up in Iowa, we seldom saw Bald Eagles, even though we lived near the Mississippi River. When we did chance to spot one, everyone, children and adults, looked…

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Does exercise improve your writing?

By Carol / 19 November 2012 / 14 Comments

“A problem with a piece of writing often clarifies itself if you go for a long walk.” — Helen Dunmore British novelist, poet and children’s author Dunmore shared this bit of wisdom in a list…

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How does spring inspire you?

By Carol / 02 October 2012 / 2 Comments

It’s fall and during fall we think of endings. The end of summer. The end of good weather. The end of vacations. So it’s with delight that I attended the launch of a new book…

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