Category Archives: Conversation

Meet Chuck, the Office He-Man

Hi there, guys and dolls! Is your workday Wednesday going well? If it is, good for you! If not, just put your feet up for a moment or two and enjoy reading the story of Chuck, whose day is most … Continue reading

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How A-muse-ing!

Hi there, guys and dolls! And another weekend zip, bang gone! How does that happen? Well, quickly and even faster when you spend time in the company of a great artiste. Let me tell you all about it. See, I’ve … Continue reading

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Shocking Suburbia!

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know, modern technology is certainly spiffy, but you can’t beat the old fashioned tried and true ways to get the best news, real or fake. Take last night for an example. See, I am … Continue reading

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Beauticians Always Know Best

Hi there, guys and dolls! Don’t we all love a little primping and pampering? Let’s be honest, we all need a little help now and then. As the edges of our years get a little warped and wrinkled (I swear … Continue reading

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Well, I ain’t no Ma Kettle…

Hi there guys and dolls! Hope you all had a fine weekend. I had an educational experience, you might say. I have discovered that I am not just urbane, I’m very urban, as well. Let me fill you in. Thursday … Continue reading

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Friendly Advice

Hi there, guys and dolls! Another week, more so-so advice 😉 Dear Barbara Jean, My children are at the age where they want to help out in the kitchen, but I am so concerned about it. You see, I like … Continue reading

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Bake Sale Debacle

Hi there, guys and dolls! High drama yet again in the neighborhood! Who’d have thought that a child’s fundraising event could bring out such hostility and downright bad manners in our civilized social set? Okay, I did, but then again … Continue reading

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…But I Discovered Christopher!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope you’re all having a lovely holiday weekend. My girls (Andrea Taylor and Heather Shkuratoff are Canadian, so they have had a lovely weekend full of fun, family and tradition, with a little Met Opera … Continue reading

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I’ll Give You an Eyeful

Hi there, guys and dolls. Having neighbors is great, isn’t it? There’s always someone around for a cup of sugar or to have a chinwag over coffee or scotch (both, whatever, I don’t judge). And then there’s other times. Take … Continue reading

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It Truly is Deluxe Radio!

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your Thursday’s going swingingly. With the weekend right around the corner, it’s time for Barbara Jean’s Raves and Faves. I suggest to you the fantabulously delightful Radio Deluxe, hosted by Jessica Molaskey and John … Continue reading

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