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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.

How have you chipped away at glass ceilings?

By Carol / 02 August 2016 /

“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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Clocks, stoves and life & death coincidences

By Carol / 07 June 2016 /

As a child, I grew up singing a song about a clock that counted the seconds of a man’s life. “My Grandfather’s Clock” – Are you familiar with it? The refrain goes like this: “Ninety…

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You just never know

By Carol / 13 April 2016 /

If you just spent four years in college to become a teacher, would you take a secretarial position instead? I did and found myself on a path loaded with unexpected opportunities. After graduating in 1972…

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Taking writing on the road

By Carol / 21 March 2016 /

Writing can be a solitary business. When I’m working on a writing project, as I am now with my novel in progress, I get to my keyboard each day by 9 a.m. and do my…

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Iowa Caucus yields host of winners

By Carol / 03 February 2016 /

I woke this morning with a profound sense of peace. In spite of blizzard force winds raging overnight, it was remarkably quiet. Political ads no longer filled the airwaves. Campaign text messages no longer flooded…

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Cleaning out, letting go, starting fresh

By Carol / 04 January 2016 /

I ended the old year as I often do – by cleaning out my office. This December gave me an even better opportunity to clean out, though, since my husband and I agreed to tackle…

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Top 10 Reasons To Love the Iowa State Fair

By Carol / 31 August 2015 /

Our state fair is a great fair, acclaimed in book, movies, and song. As a 4-H member I yearned to go. Alas, that desire was unfulfilled. Now that I live within four miles of the…

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On the other side of the table – Iowa State Fair

By Carol / 18 August 2015 /

With every presentation I made as a 4-H member, getting to the Iowa State Fair was my goal. Each year, I did my best, yet it was never enough to go beyond the county level.…

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Can you believe your eyes?

By Carol / 26 February 2015 /

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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Marketing a book with a "Use By" date

By Carol / 29 January 2015 /

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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