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.

Can you believe your eyes?

By Carol / 26 February 2015 / 2 Comments

Seeing something with your own eyes is proof. Right? At one time or another, most of us have said: “Seeing is believing.” or “I’ll believe it when I see it.” We’ve also said the opposite…

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Marketing a book with a "Use By" date

By Carol / 29 January 2015 / 0 Comments

This  cartoon circulated on Facebook, and I laughed because it hit me where I was. When I indie published Go Away Home this past July, I geared up for intensive marketing over the long term.…

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I'm thankful – Today and everyday

By Carol / 27 November 2014 / 4 Comments

Thanksgiving Day gives us a reason to say thanks. It’s a little sad we may need a reason, though I understand how it happens. We’re busy. Too much to do. Not enough time. Because I…

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They did me wrong! Now what?

By Carol / 29 September 2014 / 0 Comments

Someone cut you off in traffic. Cheated you out of a promotion. Stole your big idea. Or worse for us writers – Reviewed our books with words that stung. Then gave us a One Star…

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How do you hold on to first-time awe?

By Carol / 25 August 2014 / 14 Comments

My granddaughter started kindergarten this past week. When she told her dad about her first day in school, she could barely contain herself. “Guess what? We played in the gym!” “Guess what? We had music…

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Peppers – vegetable or fruit?

By Carol / 13 August 2014 / 8 Comments

There are NO vegetables. Everything we call a vegetable is actually a fruit. So said the host of the TV show On The Spot this past weekend. What? I’m a farm kid. I grew up…

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What could you learn about leadership and teamwork from geese?

By Carol / 09 June 2014 / 4 Comments

Unexpected visitors to our home last night brought the delights of nature and deeper lessons in leadership and teamwork. As darkness fell, a gaggle of Canadian geese came walking up our drive. Four adults and…

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Thelma & Louise hit the road again

By Carol / 12 May 2014 / 0 Comments

You know you’re in the south when … The people at the next table are drinking Coca Cola for breakfast Dairy Queen serves the best biscuits and gravy for breakfast Corn pudding is a side…

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What's the best use of time to think?

By Carol / 18 March 2014 / 10 Comments

Thoughts while, and about, falling down. Several years ago, I tripped on an uneven sidewalk and fell, landing more embarrassed than scathed. As I lay on the ground assessing myself for damage, I realized that…

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Why we read

By Carol / 11 March 2014 / 2 Comments

Inner discourse. Deeper lives. To stay connected. A Writer of History shares the gist of an insightful article on why we (still) read. Thanks, Mary Tod. Why we read 11 Tuesday Mar 2014 A few…

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