carole_duff_spring2013Carole 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 GenBrevity’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.

Please share your thoughts and experiences as we travel the seasons of life.

7 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thank you Carole for following my blog. I really enjoy sharing writing tips with other writers.

  2. I grew up in southeastern Virginia. When I read one of your posts, I assumed the Charlottesville you referenced is in Virginia. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I look forward to following your posts.

    • Thank you for reading my posts, written from our home in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Perhaps the natural setting will bring back memories for you. Looking forward to your posts, too.

  3. Hi Carole!

    I just nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! You can see your nomination on my post at:


    God bless you!

  4. Loving what I read so far on your site-very relatable, touching, warm, inspiring to me

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