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.

Educating the heart

By Carol / 19 May 2010 / 0 Comments

The Dalai Lama brought his message of compassion, loving kindness, and non-violence to Iowa yesterday, and I was privileged to be in Cedar Falls, with my son to hear him. The theme of his day…

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Men at work

By Carol / 12 April 2010 / 0 Comments

As surely as the daffodils rise each spring, men  emerge from winter hibernation to tackle outdoor projects. I enjoy watching both. It is a true delight to see so much get done. My husband holds…

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The joke's on me

By Carol / 01 April 2010 / 0 Comments

I am not a superstitious person by nature, but this morning had me thinking the world was in on some cosmic joke at my expense. 9:00 a.m. – The person teaming up with me for…

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Facebook – The Borg in our time

By Carol / 19 February 2010 / 0 Comments

Star Trek fans are familiar with the Borg – a civilization that traveled through space in the form of a big metal cube assimilating the collective knowledge of every civilization they encountered before they destroyed…

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Chasing dust bunnies

By Carol / 02 February 2010 / 0 Comments

‘She files in piles,’ my staff used to explain when they noticed visitors trying not to be aghast at the seeming chaos in my office. It’s true. No matter how many times I pledge to…

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Gamboling through life

By Carol / 29 November 2009 / 0 Comments

Our next-door neighbors breed dogs. A fact we did not know when we bought our acreage four years ago, but of which we were soon aware. The barking was incessant and loud every time we…

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Comfort food – Home memories

By Carol / 22 November 2009 / 0 Comments

Heading toward the holidays, the media bombard us with new ways to cook the old standards. While I’m sure many enjoy the adventure of new foods on the holidays, for me these meals are all…

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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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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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