Month: December 2017

Red vs White for Christmas Past, Present, and Future

We have a highly quotable friend. So, full disclosure, this is a phrase of his: “Drink red to be contemplative, white to get wild.”

Knowing John, he does either well. At least he used to. We know each other a lo-ong time.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Lean on Me

In October 2106, I took a big spill. It’s a miracle my aging bones didn’t break. If ‘inquiring minds’ wish to read about it, here’s the past post: http://pjcolandoblog.com/life-miracle-no-fault-fall/

I endured. Two weeks’ wait for the swelling to go down, pain pills ‘taken as needed’, but not as often as you think.… ...

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Wear the pearls, use the good silver –

PJ Colando
“Wear the pearls, use the good silver, don’t wait for a rainy day.”

Words my mother said as she cruised the displayed wedding gifts at our reception. We married in the living room of my parents’ home, with the reception in the dining room, where a sliding patio door splayed guests out-of-doors to sip non-alcoholic punch and eat strawberry shortcake.… ...

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Keeping up with the Jones – who dat?

Tis the season to be jolly. Tis the season to shop.

Tis the season to decorate your home, inside and out. Does your home look like the Griswolds? Do you compete with your neighbor to assure you have the biggest, gaudiest, noisiest, most electricity-sucking home on the block?… ...

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