Author: PJ Colando

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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Life as a Miracle: Sunday Safari 1991

For two dozen years, Soroptimists, an international service organization for women, consumed my spare time. Most often it was a good thing, a boon to my life. Because I was in solo private practice, and did not earn my speech-language pathology degree in this state, I had few compadres with whom to interact.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Several Spontaneous Remarks

One gathers their treasures anywhere they can, nuggets of silver and gold to line the spirit and the heart. To bolster the ego as needed at time, too. Especially when one is feeling waterboarded by ‘stuff’ 🙁

Remarks to relish: spontaneous, unaffectedly spoken, and uncontrived.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Rosalinda and Cindy

Some dates you never forget. The configuration of the room, the season, the temp. The people who showed up. Those not.

When you got the news of Kennedy being shot, when the first plane flew into one of the Twin Towers – so you could turn on the live TV coverage to watch the second improbable crash.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Go West, Young Woman

So, here’s a story. It may be truth, it may be fiction. For the record, it’s not me. But it is a fairly good tale. 😉

On this date fifty years ago, my New England parents put me in the car with two soldiers, recently returned from Viet Nam.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: It’s a Mad World

Today is Halloween. It’s a spooky and magical night. Costume ready? Pillowcase pulled from the linen closet to hold your haul? Ready to watch the Great Pumpkin, the ritual cartoon from the Peanuts gang? Or are you more the Starbucks’ Pumpkin Latte type?… ...

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Constant Comment, my mother’s favorite tea

I smile and attempt to look harmlessly benign in public, lips sealed. However, I conduct constant inner commentary, which people’s antics often invite. The obviously odd thought patterns revealed in their remarks 😉

I’m often quite shocked, even non-plussed for them.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: ATT to phone home

The Loma Pieta, CA earthquake occurred on this date at 5:04 p.m. I’d just begun two things I never do:

1. turn on the TV to watch baseball’s World Series, a crosstown rivalry event in the Bay Area, and

2.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: 40th Birthday Surprise

My husband relishes control, while I cherish freedom. Each accepted the challenge of the other, near 40 years ago.

As you might surmise, Larry hates surprises. As the girlfriend, I’d tried once, in front of his sisters, by making popcorn balls for his birthday.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Connected to J

There’s a dear person. I’ve known her for five-six years. She married a son of my husband’s cousin, with whom Larry grew up as a sister, because his two sisters were much older than him – moved away from home to attend higher learning schools by the time Larry entered first grade.… ...

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