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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.

68 years – 68 reasons to be grateful

By Carol / 11 October 2016 / 18 Comments

October 11 is my 68th birthday. I’ve had – am having – a great life. Borrowing another idea from Laurie Buchanan, author of the soon-to-be-released Note to Self, and to recognize the years with which…

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Amazon Publishing acquires Go Away Home – I'm giddy!

By Carol / 30 December 2014 / 36 Comments

Have you ever thought you were as happy as you could be and then something happens to make you realize you could reach a whole new level of happy? It happened to me this month.…

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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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A few of my favorite blogs – One Lovely Blog Award

By Carol / 30 September 2014 / 14 Comments

When I began blogging in 2009, I posted my writing for a full year before telling anyone I was doing it. I was trying out my voice, learning the “rules” of blogging, and seeing if…

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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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A waffle iron for Christmas?

By Carol / 21 December 2013 / 20 Comments

The humble gift of long-lasting love. As Christmas Eve rolls around, I check to make sure I have all the fixings for our waffle supper.  Waffles mark Christmas Eve in our house as surely as…

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We will not grow old together

By Carol / 25 November 2013 / 42 Comments

Finding perspective and gratitude after suicide. When I thought about my senior years, I imagined spending a good deal of time with my older sister, Jane. Though she lived in Pennsylvania and I in Iowa,…

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What can we learn from Fall? New book shares wisdom & gratitude

By Carol / 20 September 2013 / 8 Comments

Do see fall as the end or the beginning? For me, it’s both. The fall equinox arrives this weekend and with it, the end of green leaves and grass and the beginning of reds and…

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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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Just another day for you, too?

By Carol / 15 November 2012 / 2 Comments

This past Monday, I loaded a box in the car to drop at the post office. A grocery list was in my pocket for a trip to the grocery story. While I was out, I’d…

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