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 I approve

By Carol / 09 January 2012 /

“What I approve is a reflection of me.”   My boss had those words written on flip chart paper and tacked to his wall the entire 10 years I worked for him. Every time I was…

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Sticks and Stones get personal

By Carol / 06 January 2012 /

How do we protect ourselves from a verbal assault? The Stephen Bloom Affair (okay, that’s what I’m calling it) has made me think about that more than a little. Bloom’s article in The Atlantic hurled…

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I am not a witch

By Carol / 21 December 2010 /

Richard Nixon made history in 1973 with his ‘I am not a crook’ statement.  Public relations people everywhere used ‘I am not a crook’ as an example of how not to make a statement. Do…

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"I can help you" – Delivering on a promise

By Carol / 17 February 2010 /

A clear, concise, well delivered message is a thing of beauty. Seldom do I think I’ll hear such a message amidst the chaos of an airline terminal. So I was fascinated to hear those words…

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The end of the decade

By Carol / 30 December 2009 /

Articles filling the papers and wrap-up shows on TV as we come to the end of 2009 indicate we’re not only ending a year, we’re also finishing a decade. Which leads to the question I…

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I geek libraries

By Carol / 16 September 2009 /

I love the new library site that lets you share your passion and lets you see what sends others to their local libraries. I’m thinking more about libraries because I take to the road again…

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Another lie, Another black eye

By Carol / 30 August 2009 /

This week “Stars & Stripes” ran a story about media ratings prepared by public relations firm The Rendon Group and used by the military to vet reporters embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan. “Files prove…

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Helping the blind to read

By Carol / 24 April 2009 /

My mother had macular degeneration, a disease that destroys straight ahead vision but leaves peripheral vision. She could no longer sew or read or see the faces of people right in front of her. But…

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