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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.

Armistice Signed & My Grandfather Died – 99 years ago

By Carol / 07 November 2017 / 10 Comments

Ninety-nine years ago, on November 11, 1918, the Allies and Germany signed the Armistice to end fighting in the First World War. On that same day, my grandfather Carl died. My grandfather did not, however,…

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Finding inspiration – The Open Road, a novel

By Carol / 25 April 2017 / 9 Comments

I’m pleased to welcome M.M. Holaday to my blog today. You may remember Holaday (aka Nan Johnson) from the story she wrote about Perkins Corner, a post that struck a chord with many readers. Holaday…

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Food will win the war – Campaign on the WWI home front

By Carol / 18 April 2017 / 6 Comments

April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into the Great War later known as World War I. To mark the anniversary, I’m sharing some information I uncovered as I researched my…

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Ten million years – Sandhill cranes awe and inspire

By Carol / 22 March 2017 / 8 Comments

Ten million years Sun shimmers on a river one mile wide, three inches deep. The Platte River stretches wide beneath the skies, offering refuge to weary travelers, as it’s done for 10 million years. And…

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This is what democracy looks like – Women’s March

By Carol / 25 January 2017 / 10 Comments

Marching to support a cause is one of the hallmarks of our democracy. The suffragettes marched more than 100 years ago to secure the vote for women. Civil rights activists marched in the 1960s to…

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What traditions make the holiday for you? – A Thanksgiving story

By Carol / 24 November 2016 / 18 Comments

Thanksgiving is a time laden with tradition as family and friends gather to share food, fellowship, and fond memories. As I texted my nieces this year, sharing our plans for turkey and all the fixings,…

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The Mystery of a Mystery – M.K. Tod

By Carol / 06 September 2016 / 10 Comments

M.K. Tod wrote and indie-published two successful historical novels set during World War I. Her newest novel Time and Regret – published this month by Lake Union Publishing – stays true to Tod’s historical expertise…

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Happy birthday, National Park Service

By Carol / 27 August 2016 / 6 Comments

The National Park Service marks 100 years this week. One hundred years of preserving our amazing natural resources. One hundred years of educating people on our great outdoors. One hundred years of giving joy to…

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The Seven Year Dress – Devastation & Resilience

By Carol / 09 August 2016 / 3 Comments

Today, I introduce you to Paulette Mahurin and her new WWII-era novel, The Seven Year Dress. The Seven Year Dress covers one of the darkest times in human history from the perspective of one Jewish…

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How have you chipped away at glass ceilings?

By Carol / 02 August 2016 / 12 Comments

“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.” Hillary Clinton NOTE – This is not a political post, so if Clinton’s name inspires you to rant, take a breath, relax, and hang with me…

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