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Susan Maricle
Bruno, MN, USA
A rural hipster and ruminator of farm life, creativity, marketing, progressive politics, pop culture.
Interests: farming, thrift shopping, politics, frugal living, collecting vintage children's books
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Growing up is great but there's no hurry. There's plenty of time to take on the world. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at Poultry & Prose
I was a huge fan of the 1970s comedy All in the Family. One of my favorite Edith Bunker moments just might help me adjust to having satellite broadband service. Watch the episode here. . Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2011 at Poultry & Prose
If you addressed a letter to the Kerrick Post Office, Main Street, Kerrick, Minnesota, or to the Bruno Post Office, Main Street, Bruno, Minnesota, chances are your letter would get there. If the plans go through to close 117 Minnesota post offices, your letter would come back marked "Address Unknown."... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Poultry & Prose
is the latest popular post on Poultry & Prose in our new Blogger location: Follow me on Twitter: @poultryprose Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Poultry & Prose
The Blogger's Serenity Prayer. Follow me at my new home if you'd like to read more! Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Poultry & Prose
These words aren't mine, but those of the late Minnesota U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone: "We all do better when we all do better." That the common well being leads to individual well being. Susan
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Thanks Jeff! A friend of mine always kidded me about having to climb to the top of a telephone pole to call out, so I thought it was appropriate. The migration of this blog is good for a series of posts! Susan
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2011 on Have You Heard? at Poultry & Prose
We've Moved! Popular Posts "You're Dead to Me, Fredo." Fox, Meet Fredo Popular Categories Community • Critters • Popular Culture • The Rural Life Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2011 at Poultry & Prose
Susan Maricle is now following Jeff Moravec
Mar 5, 2011
Hi Jeff: My apologies -- it wouldn't take my submission either. Lesson learned, take a quiz myself before I post it in a blog. I'll hunt for one that works and re-post as soon as i find it.
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Hi Jeff: Here's the direct link to the post from my blog: I think the MinnPost links change daily. Today it's this:
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Jeff, thanks for writing this, as the idea of uncharted social waters dovetailed with a post I had brewing about digital inclusion. I linked to your post in mine, which was picked up today by You can see it here:
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The Wet Nose Blog...I love it! A name you can feel and touch as well as read. Thanks for sharing it!
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As always, Jeff, you have a unique way of looking at things. I look at my blog categories as life balance markers. If one category is too small, i.e. family, it's a mental nudge that makes me consider whether i need to spend more time in that area. Susan
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Amazing how so many lessons our parents taught us are still valid. We were always told to "share." One way that I've shared is by attending inservices for program trainings, then writing up "field notes" of what I thought was helpful and sent them to people on the team. Not everyone was able to get away for half a day or a day, so this was a way to share knowledge and use everyone's time efficiently. And it was interesting to hear about your prevous life as a potential McDonald's owner! Susan
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Would have loved to have been a part of this. Will the time be the same for subsequent lunches? I'll block out that time right now.
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2010 on Lunch with TypePad! at Everything Typepad
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Susan Maricle is now following Gregs Eggs
Oct 6, 2010
Two valuable messages in one post: give something away for free, and avoid SPAM!
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Is there a chance that TypePad training classes will be available through They offer training for WordPress and Blogger but not TypePad. If not, are there video training courses available here? It's hard to find which help resources are where. Thank you!
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Well! I'm a new blogger and have just finished reading all of these comments, hoping to find the information I needed. Heard people seconding my thoughts, found some interesting blogs to follow. Here's my take. I haven't dealt with TypePad customer service since the merger, but previous to that it was AWESOME, especially Brianna. One area where I'd recommend improvements, though, is the help content. It's written for people who already know what they're doing. But for new bloggers (for me, anyway), it's often confusing. When I look up a topic and can't figure it out, I usually go to to see how he explains it. He uses real-world language, gives examples, draws parallels for us non-techy people. Also, if I could add to the wish list, instant chat or telephone service for IT support. In the meantime, I'll hope for the best!
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Seconded! I'm a new blogger so I'm not sure how many issues are the result of glitches in system changes or my own learning curve. But I DO miss the old editor. I'm not able to change font sizes, and really miss being able to edit a photo size by right clicking. (Christine, I enjoyed reading your blog, BTW.)
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Hi Amy, you and I started blogging at about the same time, and I have the same question. Browsing through these comments has been a way for me to see others' blogs, like yours. It's beautiful!
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Susan Maricle is now following Martha Garvey
Oct 1, 2010
"The lesson is that you can sabotage your performance by measuring yourself against your competitors" Agreed! When I began live tweeting news events for an online organization, I was intimidated by the names of their followers, people who I've read/listened to for years. My husband's advice, just concentrate on what I was doing. Today I get an occasional RT or follow from those same people!
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I love The Elements of Style, and my husband is a huge Stephen King fan. That will be the next book. Good advice, write with the door closed, edit with it open. My favorite rules for writing, by Elmore Leonard. Especially the rule "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."
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