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.

What to do with 30,000 "excess" kids?

By Carol / 28 January 2014 / 12 Comments

Dealing with homeless children 100 years ago In the 1800s, boatloads of immigrants arrived in U.S. port cities. They came seeking the American dream; the reality they faced was often more a nightmare.  Large families,…

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Walking through Iowa; reading through Europe

By Carol / 20 January 2014 / 14 Comments

Goals to keep mind and body fresh. I’ve set two goals for myself this winter: one walking and one reading. In just the first few weeks of the year, I’ve found some interesting links to…

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Historical Fiction Reading Challenge – 2014

By Carol / 01 January 2014 / 6 Comments

January 1 is a time for resolutions and I just made one I know I’ll have no trouble sticking with throughout the year.  This afternoon, I learned about the Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, and since…

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