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.

Finding what's new. Staying fresh.

By Carol / 29 June 2012 /

I was born and raised in Iowa and have spent (I hope) most of my life in a reasonably aware state. So you might think that in the past 60+ years I’d have seen or…

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The best laid plans

By Carol / 07 June 2012 /

My parents were married on June 7, 1942.  They’d be celebrating 70 years together today, so in their memory, here’s a little of their story. A Wisconsin farm boy, Harvey Denter left home during the…

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The spirit of the Lincoln Highway

By Carol / 21 May 2012 /

In 1915, Effie Gladding came to Iowa to drive the Lincoln Highway, as she said, “in the spirit of the open road and the flying wheel.”  Since almost the entire length of the road across…

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By the light of the moon

By Carol / 09 September 2011 /

  I made a return trip to the High Trestle Trail Bridge last night – to see the sunset and experience the bridge at night. All I can say is, Wow! By day, you stand…

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