Category Archives: Fiction

Me, Myself and I

Hi there, guys and dolls! What did you get up to on your weekend? That exciting, huh? Well, sometimes you just have to slow down a little, don’t you? Well, yours truly certainly does. I know, I know, hard to … Continue reading

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Today’s Advice may be a Help or Hindrance

Hi there, guys and dolls! Friday’s upon us again. Rumor has it that plenty of you are stuck at home with your, er, loved ones. And how would that be going? I’ve got a couple of letters from some rather … Continue reading

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Time for Some Delightfully Gentle Reading

Hi there, guys and dolls! Are you all hanging in there? Good, I know you can. Now yours truly is quite comfortable in my lovely nifty fifties world, but I understand that in your modern day life there is a … Continue reading

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Barbara Jean, Take a Letter

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, another Workday Wednesday is upon us, and let me tell you, I’ve had better. Or, let me tell you about it and I’ll feel better…. Anyhoo, I went in to work as per usual, … Continue reading

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The Entangled Instructor

Hi there, guys and dolls! Are you all socially distancing yourself? I should hope so. Now yours truly comes from a slightly earlier time (ahem, I’m not telling my age, but if I was at my supreme freshness in the … Continue reading

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The Efficient Mid-Century Solo Worker

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hoping you are all healthy and cocooning away. Stay safe and wash, wash, wash your hands (along with that man right out of your hair, but that may be another post…). So being that this … Continue reading

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Advice for Spring Blossoms

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope you’re all faring well and ready for some romantic recommendations on free advice Friday. Let’s get right to it, shall we? Dear Barbara Jean, I think the produce man at our local green grocer … Continue reading

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Love, Italian Style

Hi there, guys and dolls! Getting ready to spend a wild weekend, hunkered down in your book fort? For this week’s raves n faves, I’ve got some great suggestions for some wonderful reading by one of my favorite authors, Adriana … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, we sure had some fun at the office this week. Made workday Wednesday just fly by, let me tell you! It all started late last week when Susie was promoted from the Steno Pool … Continue reading

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Birthday for Betty Jean

Hi there, guys and dolls! Well, look at that – spring is almost here. Hope you’ve had a nice weekend. Let me tell you about mine. After this one, nobody can tell me I’m not a good neighbor, no siree! … Continue reading

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