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Weathering Social Agenda, the Storm Our Times

My husband and I have no social agenda except to have and be a “nice time”.

“Nice time” = It was Larry’s frequent phrase and I instantly ascribed.

When we converted ourselves to California-ism, it became easier to achieve: our new state offered increased choices for leisure.… ...

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How old do you think I am?

I’ve written about the happenstances of old age in the past. It’s a consequential topic as one stares down death. It’s a theme of my blog.

https://pjcolandoblog.com/you-have-beautiful-skin/

https://pjcolandoblog.com/1-boomer-issue-word-finding-problems/

Today’s post is about aches and pains. More specifically, I had the ache and others were a pain.… ...

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Marketing Advice: Find Your Target Audience

When I began writing as a hobbyist in 2010, I didn’t predict the endeavor as encore career.

I just wanted to have fun.

After all, I adored my speech-language pathologist practice: I gave for living. I’d lived a purpose-filled life long before Rick Warren made it a religion.… ...

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I’m a Spice Girl… What About You?

 I’m a nice girl, everything sugar and spice girl… What about you?

Is bling your thing, your reward or your promise for being alive? To what commitments to health and happiness do you adhere? What habits do you embrace and/or long for?… ...

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Yoho! Yoho! Is the hermit life for me?

I’m becoming a hermit by attrition. I’m losing friends.

But not via death, destruction, or causes natural or supernatural.

I’m losing friends.

Thankfully not via depression, a personal disaster, or hiccup of life.

I’m losing friends.

But not because I opine adversely or contrarily – for many Americans that’s become the norm.… ...

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Grand Trip

Ten days ago my husband and I returned from a Grand Trip: shepherding the Grands and their folks to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks, the epicenter of Nature’s gifts to Earth, a spectacular conglomeration of geysers, critters wild, waterfalls, and rock striations that evoke awe.… ...

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Procrastibaking

Cookies, cakes, and casseroles. Banana nut bread, blanched tomatoes from an uber garden crop, apple and carrot cakes.

What am I doing: procrastibaking. That is, putting off an important or urgent task by baking. I am an insecure writer.

The urgent task, of course, is my fourth novel, for which there is a late September deadline.… ...

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Once, Twice, Three Times = Trend

I have a tape recorder memory. At least I once did.

It works like the vaunted photographic memory. I recall snippets of conversations, often odd bits that don’t fit a logical paradigm.

It’s not because I was once an actress, as the graphic suggests, but because I was a speech-language pathologist working with voice clients, and I was compelled to recall the before-after-and-inbetween aspects of my clients’ voices.… ...

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“Are you _____?” Mistaken identities rate!

The curious interest, the thinly-veiled stare, the hesitation, the pointing, the whispering – and then the ask, rather the tell: “You’re ____, aren’t you.” A shy, yet gushing smile.

Marietta Harley, for one. In her case, I think it was something about the impertinent attitude as well as the looks.… ...

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“You have beautiful skin”

“You have beautiful skin,” he said. Though my husband wasn’t within earshot, it was too late in the evening to be a come-on, so I just smiled and said “Thanks.”

And, then I gave him the spiel, the story I’ve been repeating for 30+ years.… ...

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