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Why I write

500 words personal essay, Orange County Roadshow/Podcast, 1888 Center, April 9, 2018

  •   Because I’m compelled by blood. I honor my heredity: my parents and their highly literate minds.
  •   Because my first fully-formed memory shows my mother and me as ensemble. She took over my chore—defaulted forever to the eldest child—of drying the dishes because I had homework.
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The BE Attitudes of Preventing Writers Block

http://www.insecurewriterssupportgroup.com

  • Be aware of why you write. Check and recheck daily.
  • Be willing to fail… you’ll be able to, so enjoy it (ha-ha).
  • Be in the moment with the muse. Amuse him/her. Feed her chocolates and wine and roses and music… anything and everything!
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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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Miss Humble Universe

Ok. So last week I posted about a Miss America Moment https://pjcolandoblog.com/miss-america/

Breathless, elated, soaring yet grounded by a fresh floral scent… This post goes further. It’s a wonder I didn’t keel over in shock.

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I felt like my conference name tag looks in this pic.… ...

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Girl Games

“Let’s you and me hate her” was the name I gave the rapport-building game that I experienced in 1997. It’s power play when there are three girls, each seeking pecking order by defame. I was entrapped – for a short while – until I realized the game and opted out.… ...

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