Long Distant Grandparenting | Carol J Alexander

Long Distant Grandparenting–Best of Times, March 2017

In the classic children’s story, Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder describes the parting of the Charles Ingalls family from the rest of the clan. “Grandma and all the aunts hugged and kissed them and hugged and kissed them again, saying good-bye.” Such was the scene when our family left a major metropolis 13 years ago and headed for the rural countryside—leaving Grandma, Grandpa, aunts, uncles, and cousins, 1,000 miles behind.

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Funds for Writers

Six Ways to Make Your Editor Happy–Funds for Writers, Jan 2017

Frequently writing coaches teach how to break into the magazine market, but not how to build a relationship with an editor well enough to become a regular contributor.

After freelancing for eight years (including regular columns for several publications), I accepted the position of editor for a regional lifestyle magazine. Since joining the magazine staff, I’ve come to wish every freelancer could spend enough time in an editor’s shoes to learn both sides of the business.

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Guide to Grain Mills | Carol J Alexander

Guide to Grain Mills–Grit Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017

Who can resist a loaf of bread, warm from the oven with a slab of cheddar on top? Or whole-wheat pancakes slathered in butter and maple syrup? What about tortillas fresh off the griddle, filled with beans, rice, salsa, and sour cream? These mouthwatering temptations can be staple foods at your home, made with flour milled right in your kitchen.

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How to Grow Truffles in the US | Carol J Alexander

How to Grow Truffles in the US–Grit Magazine, May/June 2014

A little while back, I attended a tea outing with several appetizing morsels to tempt the taste buds. Everything was beautifully arranged and looked delightful, but when my eyes landed on a plate of what looked like a simple chocolate candy, I couldn’t resist taking a bite — one cautious bite that in mere moments had me positively beaming with joy.

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