About this Site

What is the Carolingian Realm?

This is my personal blog, and a place for me to share my various creative activities, hobbies and interests.

Why did you call it that?

The name “Carolingian Realm” started out with the idea of an elaborate world existing in my imagination, which I express at various times through music, poetry, storytelling, and other media.  The historical term “Carolingian” comes from Charles the Great (Charlemagne).  In addition to being my namesake (Carolyn is the feminine form of Charles), I like to employ the term as a reference to Lewis Carroll, who also had vast and elaborate worlds living in his imagination (which he expressed far more eloquently than I ever shall).  In the works of Lewis Carroll, concepts like passing through a looking-glass or falling down a rabbit-hole suggest that these fantastic worlds are places to which one might actually travel.  Art, then, in all its forms — including a blog such as this — becomes the vehicle by which one can experience such realms.

About the Author

I've been working as a mobile and web application developer professionally for over 15 years.  I graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where I studied music, mathematics, physics and poetry.  (You can see from my blog that I have a hard time focusing on just one interest!)  I've been a Christian since my early teens, and my relationship with God is the most important thing in my life.  I enjoy making music and doing various kinds of crafts.  I currently live in Canyon Country, California with my husband and five cats.

The ransomed of the Lord will return.
They will enter Zion with singing;
everlasting joy will crown their heads.
Gladness and joy will overtake them,
and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
— Isaiah 51:11