Carol’s Ramblings (Blog)

Free eBook to Honor Test Pilot Eric Fiore

Get a Free eBook About a Courageous Test Pilot

Everyone loves a free eBook, particularly one about a test pilot. Today, Oct 10, and tomorrow, Oct 11, 2020 get a free eBook of Flight through Fire on amazon. October 10, 2020 marks the 20 year anniversary of the crash of an experimental Challenger 604 at Mid-Continent Airport. Three brave men died as a result. Test pilot Eric Fiore died in the burn unit of Via Christi hospital 36 days later. Watch the live video…

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COVID-19

An Open Letter to the Airlines

An Open Letter to the Airline Industry Dear Airline Industry, You want us to fly again, right? The thing I miss the most since the pandemic hit is flying. My family lives too far away to make driving feasible, and I adore traveling and meeting new people. I don’t think anyone really loves being squished into small airline seats, but we like where planes can take us and the speed (generally) with which they do…

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Finnegan the puppy

The Continuing Tale of Puppy and Human Ringworm

More on the story of ringworm and getting rid of it… This is a short blog on the status of ringworm in my Norfolk terrier, Finnegan, and in myself. Yes, I caught it–twice actually. Read the original story here… The Timeline Puppy comes to me from the breeder with ringworm (end of January 2020). I catch the ringworm (early February). Puppy is treated (early February). I’m treated with oral meds (late February). My ringworm goes…

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Current Affairs

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter Black lives matter, and I will continue to say it. Stop killing black people. All of us white folks–and that includes me–need to listen to our black friends and support them. What can we do to help? We must all renounce racism; we have to speak up about it; we have to stop injustice when we see it.  Racism is deep in this country, and it is the fault of all of…

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Finnegan the puppy

A Puppy, Ringworm, and COVID-19

Life With a Puppy Named Finnegan, Ringworm, and COVID-19     “I can’t send him back because I fell in love with him.” Those are the words I wrote to the breeder of my barely 4-month-old Norfolk terrier puppy “Finnegan” when he was diagnosed with ringworm and she offered to take him back. How did I discover he had it? I woke up, in my daughter’s house in Florida, my chin and neck sporting round,…

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The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy

Be a Book Reviewer!

Be a book reviewer! Are you interested in writing a book review? I’m looking for honest book reviews of my young adult ecofiction/climate fiction The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy. Are you interested in posting a review on Goodreads and amazon, and possibly other online sites? I do not pay for reviews–that would be unethical–but I can get you a FREE epub copy of both books if you don’t wish to purchase a copy (available in…

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The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy

Who Doesn’t Love a FREE Book?

Interested in a FREE book? Stuck at home hiding from the coronavirus? Bored of watching TV? Do you like free stuff? Everybody loves free stuff, right? Sorry…it isn’t toilet paper. Or hand sanitizer. Note to the planet: hoarding is rude. For three days, starting at 12 am on the Ides of March (this Sunday March 15, 2020) and ending at 1 minute before midnight on Tuesday March 17, 2020, you can download Holding (Book Two – …

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The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy

Announcing the publication of young adult climate fiction

Book Two in The Skye Van Bloem Trilogy has been published! Holding, the second book in the Skye Van Bloem Trilogy was published today, February 27, 2020, in paperback. The eBook and Kindle versions will be out next week. The book is now available on amazon and Ingram Spark, but it will populate on other sites in the coming weeks. Ask your library or bookstore to order it! Haven’t read the first book in the…

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Elections

Elect People Who Will Take Climate Action

If you want climate action then it is vital that the right people are voted into office. A critically important election is being held in November 2020. I’m not going to talk about HIM. We all know he’s a science/climate denier and a bunch of other things, but I know you’re going to vote for democracy and for the planet. I’m talking about the most important election on the state level in Arizona in November.…

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The Climate Crisis

Switching to a Tesla Model 3

Switching to a Tesla Model 3 What’s it like switching to a Tesla Model 3? Is it fun to drive? Are you happy you bought it? Do you feel better about your carbon footprint?     Awesome! Yes! Yes! Yes!   Buying the Tesla 3 I test drove a Nissan Leaf and was rather underwhelmed. Having owned a Datsun years ago, I was impressed with the company and went to the dealership, checkbook in hand.…

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