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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.

Going deep inside – Perspective 3

By Carol / 24 March 2015 / 8 Comments

Recently, I’ve considered perspective from high up in a hot air balloon and up close at Cadillac Ranch. I also had a chance to go deep with a visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.…

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From high above – Perspective

By Carol / 04 March 2015 / 6 Comments

Hot air balloons float over my house in Des Moines with some regularity in the summer. I’ve watched from the ground and wondered what it would be like to go up in one. What would…

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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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What's the value of taking a closer look?

By Carol / 17 February 2015 / 8 Comments

“You have got to be kidding,” I whispered when I drove past the Cadillac Ranch west of Amarillo, Texas. The famous line of ten Cadillacs planted front bumpers in the ground and rear bumpers in the…

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Soaking in natural beauty

By Carol / 09 February 2015 / 14 Comments

Some places encourage – perhaps even demand – that a person stop thinking, stop talking, and simply soak in nature. Sedona, Arizona, is one of them. I had the pleasure of spending two days this…

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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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Tips for being in two places at once

By Carol / 01 July 2014 / 6 Comments

The magic of a modern-day book launch. I’m not in the habit of defying the time/space continuum, but this month I’ll be giving it my best shot. July is the official launch of my World…

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How did transportation open up your world?

By Carol / 21 May 2014 / 2 Comments

As a farm kid, getting my driver’s license was a huge step. Without it, the bus to and from school was my only option. With a license, I could participate in cheer leading, sports, choir,…

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A tale of two cemeteries

By Carol / 16 May 2014 / 4 Comments

Every grave holds a story. That’s one of the reasons I’m drawn to cemeteries. So many lives. So many stories. Yet we know so little. Only tiny bits of information. Names that may suggest country…

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Bears, turkeys, deer & butterflies

By Carol / 14 May 2014 / 2 Comments

Great Smoky Mountains make “amazing” an overused word My friends told us to keep our eyes peeled for wildlife as we drove along the Cades Cove loop in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. We…

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