Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning! The time is here. The dirt must be cleared. It’s common among some Californians to do a body cleanse, but not since my mother did it ritually, had I considered a house cleanse. My mother’s chore list – Turn the mattress, beat the...
The California Life Style

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...
Shenanigans vs. She nods off again

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...
PJ’s Prose is like ____

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,...
It’s all in the perspective – which can shift

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...