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I have started a book for young adults. (During the past year, I finished a triolgy of books -- not for the faint of heart or children.) The title of the young adult book is "A Glimpse of Freedom" and the story is told from the point of view of a donkey working the Savannah dock. His name is Rosy and he will trek across the American frontier in 1818. The story is based on the letters of Rev. Chep... More
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Greg Mortenson (charged)Jon Krakauer (accuser)Attorney General Steve Bullock (referee) It’s obviously a case of author-envy, a quest for publicity, and a desire to become Governor of Montana.  The parties involved are snarling over "Three... Read the rest of this post
3/25/2011When are we alive?
Montana is in the grip of its recurrent fight over abortion.  The sides are evenly matched.  Neither has any hope of winning.  Stalemate and frustration is all anyone can hope for. As the fight is filling the media with innuendo and vitriol,... Read the rest of this post
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1. The Grasshopper's Song: An Aesop's Fable Revisited (Hardcover)
    Author: Nikki Giovanni
    Illustrator: Chris Raschka
    Publisher: Candlewick
Ages 4-8 1/16/2009
Carole said: The Grasshopper's Song by Nikki Giovanni and illustrated by Chris Raschka is such a sweet book to explain to a child what the lawyer in the family does for a living. Jimmy Grasshopper hires the firm ...more
tags: I recommend
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2. The Griffin and the Minor Canon (Hardcover)
    Author: Frank Richard Stockton
    Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
    Publisher: Michael Di Capua
Ages 4-8 1/15/2009
Carole said: I just bought and read "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" Author Frank Stockton 1873. So different from children's books today. He explores the theme of how badly things can go awry when we make decis...more
tags: I read
31 Reviews  
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Comment by mohammad jafar malekzadeh on 6/22/2009 at 11:21 AM:
I appreciate you for being worried about me, my family and my country. Thank you very much.
Comment by Melinda Wright on 5/28/2009 at 8:54 AM:
wow sounds like you are having a wonderful time as well as humbling. I will check out http://www.tofreeforall.info/swirls.html
Be blessed and know you are.
PS I've been trying to figure out how to fundraise to come up with the funds to apply for nonprofit status. Once I ... more
Comment by Carole Mackin on 5/27/2009 at 6:44 PM:
I'm supposed to be editing and revising book 2 but I have been sneaking into book 3. Couple of chapters are in the computer.

Then I had a short story demand attention. If you are interested it's War of the Whirls at
Comment by Carole Mackin on 5/5/2009 at 5:51 PM:
Yes, it is possible to hike 6 miles down into the Grand Canyon then climb 9 miles out again. No blisters! I saw the condors -- a humbling experience. Had hoped to get into the Nevada desert but it was raining cats and dogs.
Comment by Carole Mackin on 4/15/2009 at 10:49 AM:
I am in the rough draft stage of book two, titled Mandie Faradin. I'm off to the Grand Canyon to research a spectacular setting for the main event in Hope's Herald, which is book three.
Comment by Melinda Wright on 3/9/2009 at 2:48 PM:
have a great week Carole! :)
Comment by Melinda Wright on 2/8/2009 at 10:26 AM:
hi Carole,
welcome to Jacketflap!!! :)
Comment by Carole Mackin on 1/15/2009 at 9:59 AM:
Thanks for your welcome. I retired from the Montana Department of Environmental Quality in 2005. I was a Water Quality Specialist. My M.S. is in Geochemistry and Hydrogeology.

Is there a way to submit a first chapter for people to look at and comment on?
Comment by Eric Hammond on 1/14/2009 at 9:03 PM:
Hello, Carole.
Welcome to JacketFlap.
Comment by Elizabeth Westra on 1/14/2009 at 6:34 PM:
Hi Carole, welcome to Jacket Flap. What did you retire from? What is your young adult book about?

Comment by Carole Mackin on 1/14/2009 at 11:20 AM:
I just read "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" Author Frank Stockton 1873. So different from children's books today. He explores the theme of how badly things can go awry when we make decisions based on assumptions and self interest rather than getting the facts.
It's a theme I also like to ... more

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