When you're a child, everyday you learn something new. As an adult, this gets a bit harder. We're stubborn creatures. We like routine. We appreciate familiarity. Sometimes, we think we know it all.
Writing this story for Minnesota Good Age Magazine taught me something - actually, a lot of things - that I'd never heard of, or thought of, before.
It's about the aging LGBT population and the struggles that community faces receiving quality and non-discriminatory healthcare. It's also about the heroes working in Minnesota to change that trend.
I've always known some ...
What brings families together? Encourages good health? Promotes time outdoors? Is relatively inexpensive? And best of all... is great for your kids?
As I learned from interviewing families and trainers for an article in The Village Family Magazine - RUNNING!
Here's an excerpt:
'Mark Knutson, director of the Fargo Marathon and the man widely credited with bringing forth Fargo’s running renaissance, says it’s easy to see why kids love running.
“It’s very hard for some kids who say they want to go out for basketball or hockey and there are a limited number of ...
I gotta tell you... I love writing for Minnesota Premier Publications.
They are the group behind two magazines to which I regularly contribute: Minnesota Good Age and Minnesota Parent (look for new articles in upcoming issues!).
My editor is friendly, thorough, approachable and creative. A couple of months ago she sent me a blurb about QR Codes. You know, those black and white square thingies with what look like little boxes or scribbles all over them?
You find these little suckers on anything brand-related: advertisements, packaging, tags.
Turns out, QR Codes could be the gateway to ...
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a sucker for silky sand, salty water and scorching sunshine. So why not open up shop in the Sunshine State?
I'm pleased to announce that Patricia Carlson Freelance writing, editing and media coaching services has opened a second location in Southwest Florida. I'll maintain an office in Naples, Florida and I will divide my time between Naples and my current home base in Minnesota.
Please contact me here for assignment and rate inquiries.
I need to extend a special THANK YOU to Neapolitan Family Magazine ...
Patricia Carlson Freelance is busier than ever and life is grand!
In the first few months of 2013, you will see articles in no less than half a dozen magazines featuring stories about running as a family, an amazing African adoption story, Minnesota's aging LGBT community, and a curated photo piece on pendant lights.
When I say I'm a jack of all trades, I mean it!
I am especially thrilled to tell you about a recently completed writing project for a revolutionary product in the fight against concussions and Sports Brain Injuries.
i1 Biometrics, ...
"The wind is cool this morning. It's early; the sun not yet risen to offer light and warmth. Her keys jingle as she opens the door. She's greeted by the familiar sight of racks of clothes, shoes, handbags and jewels. She sets her coffee down, powers up her computer and opens her email. There, ammid the dozens of messages that have crowded her inbox overnight, is the invitation. She takes a breath and clicks on it. She begins inspecting the colors and font; double-checks the spelling. It has to be ...