Carole Duff is a veteran teacher, flutist, and writer of narrative nonfiction. She posts weekly to her long-standing blog Notes from Vanaprastha, has written for The Perennial Gen, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, and Streetlight Blog and is working on a book titled Wisdom Builds Her House: A Memoir about Love, Faith, and Forgiveness. Carole lives in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband Keith Kenny, also a writer, and two large, overly-friendly shelter dogs. They call their home Vanaprastha—the third stage in Hindu life, forest dwelling. Vanaprastha looks both East and West, a mountain retreat offering solitude and time for reflection.
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