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An Uncommon Core

My husband and I made a life change and sought a new peer group, one with core beliefs that aligned with ours. It’s not that we can’t ‘agree-to-disagree’. But dang, few people can do so in present times. The current conversational malaise trumps all relational hurdles of my past (I’ve moved a few times, as a child and as an adult).… ...

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Literature and Lattes and a slice of Deva

Disclaimer: this may/may not be fiction and it’s one of the stories in my anthology, I AM… a character! https://www.amazon.com/I-AM-character-PJ-Colando-ebook/dp/B07N8L79VZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1URQL5O6IS73X&keywords=i+am…+a+character+by+pj+colando&qid=1559074763&s=books&sprefix=I+Am…%2Caps%2C786&sr=1-1

Never take a dare after dark… From a woman who lives in a mad, mad world and feels impish to the core.… ...

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Cat Fight Conversation is the new Rule

I am writing today to recognize the sad demise of a mom spiel, “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.” It’s a mantra that many women raised in the ’50s – my peers – can recite. Maybe not taught to the boys and men of that calmer and purportedly common sensical time.… ...

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Happy Anniversary: 40+ Years of War and Peace

Happy Anniversary to Me! Happy Anniversary to You! Happy Everything to Us in the USA!… ...

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Language is Everything

Language is Beauty – words, rhythm, turns of phrase. Language is deathless – once written, it can be seen forever, uncensored like thoughts and spoken words. Language has a beat and singers sing to it, drummers drum to it, audiences enjoy it.… ...

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You Might be a Redneck If… Jeff Foxworthy lives on

TIPS FROM THE REDNECK BOOK OF MANNERS
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Never take a beer to a job interview.
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Always identify people in your yard before shooting at them.
3.
It’s considered poor taste to take a cooler to church.
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If you have to vacuum the bed, it is time to change the sheets.

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Allergies, Aroma, Busyness, and Bees

As we’ve accelerated the sate-myself vibe – through ‘Starbucks Nation’ to ‘Food Network’ celebrity chefs’ opening their own dining venues – I’ve been one of the left-behinds. I can’t become part of these Millenial trends because… I have allergies. Sadly, I have no sense of scent.… ...

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Bansky is alive and well in Bethlehem

We recently went to the Holy Lands, visiting many ancient, glorified sites. Each was spectacular, filled with the Holy Spirit, and a delight – despite the near-daily drenching rain. No, God did not command the skies to clear for our visit.… ...

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Language has Power and that’s Why I Write

The inciting question: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power… when my little sister’s first words were, “Patty did it.” Thus, we have why I write:

  •   Because I’m compelled by blood. I honor my heredity: my parents and their highly literate minds.

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May Day! Ganga May Day!

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California has too many marijuana farms—growing too much product—and if nothing is done it will devastate the pot industry.

How’s that for a blog headline!

And, who’d have ever considered that “pot” and “industry” would appear in the same sentence!… ...

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