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Memories that refuse to fade…

It’s better to rust out than to fade away.

What does that line suggest to you, Constant Reader? (I look forward to your comments) If you, too, have celebrated a significant birthday recently perhaps you can relate.

Apparently several of our longtime friends spent the holiday break combing through old photos albums and felt the need to excise some and forward them to us, showing us proof of the way we were.… ...

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18 inches of Personal Space

A bit of personal space enhances human interaction. To fact-check this statement, count the inches between you and another the next you enter a throng, desiring to make a human connection and strike up a conversation with someone.

Heed the rules, pay attention.

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The Annoyances of Life

So, my husband has enticed me to walk the treadmill 15 minutes as part of my daily work-out. The opportunity is mandatory as part of a weight-loss plan – the weight gain which occurred as an artifact of a significant knee injury that overwhelmed my health for most of 2019.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: Graduation Day

This is a tale of a recent graduation ceremony. Not mine or Larry’s, but of a young man of great worth to us.

Especially Larry. The young collegiate had pulled himself up by his bootstraps, sort of like his ‘Uncle Lar.’… ...

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My new addiction is Amazon Prime

I’m afraid I have to report: in 2019 I succumbed. To Amazon Prime.

Its convenience, its speed, its spontaneity… and, unfortunately, its service to my impulse.

I want it, I need it, I see it, I get it. In Primetime. Pronto!

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Seamstress No More, No Matter Anyhow

I used to sew my own clothes, but not anymore. The talent – the time – is gone.

I’m a Boomer-aged eyesight disallows threading a needle and I don’t wish to make more wrinkles in my forehead from fret. I feel like an antiquarian.… ...

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New Year’s Resolution, Version 1.0

Last year I flew to Indiana twice. One time the air travel was bumpy. The other time it was not.

Interestingly, the first trip went smoothly, serenely between the plane there and the plane ride back…

Conversely, the second trip’s air miles were smooth, while the time with family and friends was fraught.… ...

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Happy New Year! A Resolution for 2020 –

Happy New Year to You and Yours!

You are wise, wonderful, and worthy – Amen.

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Politics is Universal and, as a Woman, it’s Personal

What was your favorite heroine, with her own fabulously and wildly successful series, when you were a childhood reader, my witty and wise women readers? Members of the Insecure Writers’ Support group – chime in!¬†https://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com

I ask this not to be sexist or unkind, for I am neither, but because I write women’s fiction.… ...

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Fran Blackstone introduces herself

May 13, 2013

Dear Ms. Colando:

Please forgive the incorrect name, if that is the case. My secretary has looked up PJ Colando on the Internet and discovered little, except a cute blog https://pjcolandocom

On Facebook there is cross-reference to your name, so we assume that you are one and the same.… ...

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