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.

The best writing advice ever

By Carol / 05 October 2012 /

When people ask me about writing – what they should do and how – I often find myself sharing the advice others have given me. I’ve been fortunate to attend writing workshops led by amazing…

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Gratitude in a drought?

By Carol / 28 September 2012 /

Are all these sunny, dry days good for us? Only in Iowa would someone even ask that question! I spent last week in California where no one ever questions “yet another day in paradise.” But…

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In need of peace

By Carol / 21 June 2012 /

Deadlines and ‘shoulds’ were getting to me yesterday, so I headed to the prairie to take a break, hopefully to find a little peace. The prairie welcomed me with bright colors and gentle breezes. A…

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What's new in the prairie?

By Carol / 04 June 2012 /

My normal tendency is to worry. But the prairie has taught me at least two things: 1) the prairie can take care of itself and 2) my worrying about it accomplishes nothing. So I approached…

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Hard Hats for Habitat

By Carol / 24 May 2012 /

I put the hard hat on because they made me. It felt awkward though the safety glasses were even worse, perched over my regular glasses and so scratched seeing through them was a challenge. Not…

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First blooms in the prairie

By Carol / 30 April 2012 /

All signs of the prescribed burn we did on the prairie a month ago are gone. With each rain, each wind, each day that passes, the burn is less visible. In fact, only a few…

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