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  • WELCOME to Les Salon de Maisie: A Little Biographical Background

    Hi, I'm Carole and welcome to my blog! Nomadic by nature, I reside in both Denver, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have many interests, so I am primarily a personal blogger who writes about food, travel, photography (digital, polaroid, & film), animals, culture (art, film, literature, etc.), design and gardening—not necessarily in that order.

    I'm also an avid fan of ice hockey, having played both coed and women's hockey as a left-wing forward. My favorite team is the Colorado Avalanche and the two players that inspired me the most are Peter Forsberg and Joe Sakic.

    I'm in the nascent stages of blogging but I am very excited to write about my varied interests and share my photographs which are tiny snippets from my daily life and my travels.

    By profession, I am a literary researcher specializing in American and Native American Literature. Because I'm curious, I enjoy exploring, learning, thinking and writing about the myriad of subjects that I'm thinking about at the moment.

    The idea for my blog's name comes from my desire to impart a sense of the old "literary salons" where many topics were discussed amongst friends and my dog, Maisie, who was one of my soul dogs. She was named after the Henry James story What Maisie Knew. While she is no longer with me, she continues to live on in my heart. Once you get to know me, you'll discover that I am an avid dog and cat lover and have a great, great love of travel.

    Originally from California, I am proud of my Native American heritage from the Southern California Luiseño tribe. I'm also joyous to be a cancer survivor!

    I look forward to you joining me on this journey!!!



  • Brenda - June 7, 2012 - 4:13 am

    This is a gorgeous site and such an accurate reflection of you. I look forward to checking back here often! Thank you for sharing all this.ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - August 3, 2012 - 12:16 pm

    Carole you sound like a very interesting person and I look forward to learning more about you and your interests through your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Weber-Smith - August 5, 2012 - 4:10 pm

    Carole, So very proud and inspired by you! I’m glad I found this blog! I’ll keep reading!ReplyCancel

    • admin - August 5, 2012 - 4:33 pm

      Tracey, thank you so much for stopping by! Your support of what I’m doing means the world. Thanks for reading too. Happy Sunday! xoxoxxoxoxReplyCancel

  • Ana Eugénio - August 6, 2012 - 1:19 am

    Hi Carole 🙂 I’m Ana Eugénio from Portugal and I’m doing the August Break with you too 😉 hope you have an extraordinary week ahead. xxoReplyCancel

    • admin - August 6, 2012 - 3:50 am

      Hi Ana! Thanks for stoping by! I looked at some of your beautiful photos today! So wonderful to connect via the August Break. Wishing you an incredible week too! xxxxoReplyCancel

  • John - August 7, 2012 - 2:36 pm

    the damn place was sinking low tide did not occur that monnirg and high tide caused water to bubble up from the ground behind the ridge of Frank Tolbert’s house (next to the fire house). So.. my brother and I walked, waded, and hopped to the Baptist Church yard to catch the helicopter to Wallops Station. While there several men were trying to help a lady get on the helicopter. This well known women was very much overweight and the men could not get a grip so they carried a small Chincoteague scow to the helicopter and had the women get in the scow and then lifted the scow and the women high enough for her to enter the helicopter. Wish I had a camera. It was a site to see.ReplyCancel

    • admin - August 8, 2012 - 3:34 pm

      John, your experience on Chincoteague sounds so different than my own. The helicopter episode must have been a sight to see. Did you enjoy your time on the island? I hope so!ReplyCancel

  • Nice blog on Home » My Blog! Check mine out too when you have time 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jana Merman - September 23, 2012 - 12:41 am

    I love your site, you have tremendous talent! Glad I found you!ReplyCancel

  • jana - September 18, 2013 - 7:43 pm

    Carole!! Are you ok?? I can’t find your email address and I’m no longer on FB. Im worried sick about you with the floods. Please email me asap and I will send you my number so we can chat. I hope you and your family are safe <3ReplyCancel

  • Louise - February 19, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    Hi Carole
    I just saw your photos on Instagram and thought I’d drop you a line to say hello .
    I am Australian but have been to Santa Fe twice and I love it, could easily live there for a while.
    Also love the deserts.
    Over here I have lived in the desert for the past 15 years with desert aboriginal people ( although i am a ” whitefella” as they call us!)

    Congratulations on Being a cancer survivor and all the other great things you’ve done.

    Australian Aboriginal people and Native Americans are my favourite people on the planet. Sorry if that sounds cheesy but I don’t know how else to say it!


    Louise 🙂ReplyCancel

    • admin - March 30, 2014 - 8:42 pm

      Louise, thank you for checking out my photos on Instagram and looking at my blog! Yes, I have a fondness for the American West and am anxious to explore Australia. I appreciate your kind comments. I hope you stop by often, I’m hoping to get back to posting regularly. Cheers!ReplyCancel

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