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The California Life Style

An odd thing happened in the OC this winter… it rained.

Seriously. California is winter’s promised land in Elsewhere, USA, and Orange County is its prime showcase, a mecca for many. Sunshine is our platform, our right, our spirit animal.

In a significant failure of Promise, it rained cats and dogs and elephants in the OC.… ...

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Shenanigans vs. She nods off again

I’ve never been a late-night person. What about you?

For the past week, my husband and I have been decidedly early-night people as jet lag pummeled our spirits, bodies, and souls.

What to do with early-morning wake-up calls, when one’s sleep spirit is on European time?… ...

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PJ’s Prose is like ____

“Colando’s prose is energetic in style and often musical in tone, displaying a keen awareness of image and rhythm… The Winner’s Circle is a stylish, comic tale about unexpected changes in life.”

Who wrote this, you ask? My mother, my husband, my best friends?… ...

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It’s all in the perspective – which can shift

My husband and I returned from an exploration vacation of Holy Land sights at 1:30 yesterday. While we had a fabulous experience, my brain hasn’t coalesced into proper perspective of our shared adventures… Laundry clutter, the crapload of mail, and personal fatigue block clarity.… ...

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Back soon – and, in the meantime…

I’m just going to put this right here. It’s inviting, enticing, and bespeaks adventure, my husband and I are adventuring elsewhere in not-America. Makes you want to peek inside – yes? Yes!

Open! Open! Are you gonna? You owe yourself a peek…

https://www.amazon.com/Winners-Circle-Faith-Family-Frenzy/dp/1947392360?crid=358NJIFBLCMPB&keywords=the+winner%27s+circle+by+pj+colando&qid=1547677269&s=Books&sprefix=The+Winners+Circle+by+pj%2Cdigital-text%2C216&sr=1-1-fkmrnull&ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1

Will you please, please buy-and-read? 

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Woosh! Friendship lost and regained. Whew!

Woosh. All the air left Bonnie’s lungs. The moments-ago lobby scene with Jackie was bad—well, she admitted it had been a fight. Not like the grasping-and-clawing, utterly gross mudwrestling Bonnie had glimpsed during an online search for one of Pastor Rankin’s sermons, but it couldn’t have been described as a discussion, either.… ...

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Life as a Miracle: an evening dress and an ICU visit

This miracle started with a fundraiser, well, it actually started with a disease. Cancer, the big, f***ing, frightening disease.

I’d had breast cancer – and before that, my mom did. We survived, lived to tell our tale and show our support for others facing the enormous scope of this disease.… ...

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What love is –

 What love is:

  • relentless tender feelings and accommodation of foibles…
  • utter lack of practicality to provide any and all support…
  • ardent devotion gingerly mingled with silliness: to take oneself seriously is to undermine the nature of loving another more than oneself…
  • enthusiasm for all things, large, small, and/or incidental… to acknowledge the joy in the eyes of another
  • kindness and covering up, derailing bullets that could strike your loved one’s pride or heart…
  • discernment of true intent of expression, whether facial, gestural, or vocal… or no body language at all.

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Creative Outlets for Me and Thee

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com/p/iwsg-sign-up.html

Hmnn… The question of the day creates joy in me! I love to expound on my plethora of talents and tries and transient exuberances, my all things creative pastimes.

Note that word within a word: past. Most of my creative outlets have been ‘single semester’ toss-asides.… ...

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Our Friends are Here! Our Friends are Here!

PJ, Ed, Narelle, and Larry in Sydney, Australia

Good morning! Today we will pick up our Aussie friends from the airport. It’s been three years since we’ve seen them and we have much to discuss, much to celebrate. Jubilance abounds!

Ed and Narelle will have celebrated their birthdays in January, but we’ll re-celebrate them here, American style with cake!… ...

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