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Humor Writer of the Month: January Gordon Ornellas

January Gordon Ornellas is a comedy writer and blogger whose stories run the gamut from colonoscopies to triathlons (equally torturous). Her funny pieces often appear on the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop blog.

Her article, “Rookie’s Triathlon Lessons,” appeared in the Los Angeles Times in June 2019. Two of her other stories, “Gobble, Gobble” and “Almost Taken,” were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Laughter is the Best Medicine (April 2020).

She is currently working on a book, Confessions of a Crazy Softball Mom.

January enjoys writing for her blog (, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Stuffed Green Peppers

They are in the oven right now. I'm waiting for the bell to go off. I've found a curiosity in cooking during the pandemic. I was not really interested before or perhaps hesitant. 

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On Puns and Needles

Now that I have gotten my second dose of the coronavirus vaccine and am suffering no ill effects, aside from a troublesome bout of incoherence, which I was actually born with, I can say without fear of contradiction or incarceration that the pandemic is finally over.

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