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Netflix & Chill, the perfect COVID-19 response

An ice cream status change occurred that should interest all authors of the world – Grammar changed via Ben & Jerry’s!

The popular brand, originated by New England hippies, launched a non-dairy frozen dessert awhile ago. Apparently, it’s based upon a popular Millennial phrase that is a euphemism for sex: Netflix & Chill’d.… ...

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Thirty Days in the Hole: COVID-19 Homestay

On March 15 we began a requested 15-day homestay.

Perhaps because we began with the live-streamed worship service and adult Sunday School service of our church, we were filled with peace and joy and good spirits. Perhaps because that’s our constant life mode anyway… my husband and I are blessed.… ...

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Life as a Miracle – Working Wardrobes for a New Start

I’ve already written about new year resolutions. Here’s a re-start, a new start, and – hopefully – not a false start.

After about a dozen years’ hiatus, I’ve returned to volunteerism with a non-profit called Working Wardrobes.

I’ve always been a bit of a clothes horse, particularly a lover of shoes.… ...

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Strangest Google search in service of Story

November 6 question – What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever googled when
researching a story?
Thanks to the awesome co-hosts of the IWSG – Sadira Stone, Patricia Josephine, Lisa Buie-Collard, Erika Beebe, and C. Lee McKenzie!

Ah, you ain’t gonna believe, though maybe you will… Because, you know, I’m a Boomer, a child of the ’60s.… ...

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The Losses of Senses that Impact a Writer

The first thing I recall losing was my haptic sense, the ability to field just one page from a stack. While this may not seem like a significant loss, think what a hindrance it might be for a writer who wants to quickly thumb through a manuscript.… ...

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Hey Writer Lady: Which Character is YOU?

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July 3 question: What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?

If you are a friend of mine – and even if you’re not – you may have heard me say, “I enjoy my characters and their world more than most people I know.”… ...

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Creativity Evolved

I may or may not always be an insecure writer – such is the nature of the beast – but I know that my style, creativity, and aplomb have evolved since I started writing free 7-8 years ago.

What began as a quest to accomplish wishes not yet explored in my life – like playing the French Horn or rollerskating with grace, balance, and finesse or writing without the prescribed stricture of clinical reports (I was a speech-language pathologist and had written thousands and thousands and thousands, some with fabulous fiction on the page 😉 – has turned into an encore career.… ...

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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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Neighborly Way

A great thing occurred the other day. I emerged from our home, eager for a gentle stroll, and talked with neighbors: one, two, three, four. A fifth a day later. A sixth is traveling in the Southern Hemisphere. We’ll talk with her when she gets back.… ...

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Busy Vees

My husband and I enjoy meeting people. I’ve often been called a social butterfly, and he’s one, too. In proper male terms, of course. Honest interest in others is infectious; it gains us many acquaintances and friends.

In any conversation’s opening dance , the questions are tentative, formulaic.… ...

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