Tag: Memories

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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Nostalgia and Angst

It’s Christmas/Kwanza/Hannukah season – and dozens more holidays around the world. Peace and joy!

Tis the season of celebration. Tis the season of frenzied preparation and sumptuous feasting: go-go-go, gulp!

Tis the season of nostalgia. Tis the season of angst.

Tis the season to be jolly for some… To others its the season to stir the pot.… ...

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Reunion

Stashes by PJ Colando

small STASHES Hi PJ,

I wanted you to know that I just finished your book and enjoyed it very much. You always had such fun with words and this was still was very evident in Stashes. There was a combination of complexity and playfulness that reminded me of the Patti I used to know....

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Beer Olympics

purdue_block_p Everyone has secrets: some large, some small, some devastating, some exact. Some would pin you to the wall or land an ‘innocent’ in jail.

Everyone has secrets: from their family, from their spouse, from themselves. It was a key learning point to my novel development: STASHES of family secrets revealed…I’m about to reveal one of mine –

My husband and I served hotdogs at the Beer Olympics at Purdue, several years running in the late ’70s, which were sort of the ’60s in the Midwest.… ...

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Jeanie’s Just Jealous

Jeanie’s Just Jealous, a picture book by PJ Colando

 

1: Daddy scoops his girls into a hug and says, “I love you both.”

 

2:  Emma stays tight when Jeanie lets go…

3:  Vexed, Jeanie crosses her arms and taps her toe.… ...

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Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

Verizon Seat Map

The amphitheater signage has been replaced and soon the razing of the superfine outdoor musical arena will start. Dusty yellow megaton Caterpillars will crawl about the natural bowl of the earth to imbibe all man-made materials: gobble, gobble, chomp. The hills will no longer be alive with the sound of music; just as decades ago, the growl of Fraser, the fertile male lion, and the freeway frolic of Bubbles, the Hippo, vanished into Orange County myth.… ...

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