Category Archives: Historical

Advice to Make April Agreeable

Hi there, guys and dolls! Want some advice? Yeah, I didn’t think so. That’s okay, I’ll dole it out anyway. After all, there are two fine ladies who do and maybe you will benefit from my half-wit wisdom after all. … Continue reading

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The Good LIFE

Hi there, guys and dolls! Is your life feeling weird these days. Take heart, it will get better. In the meantime, to help you pass the days, I’ve found a real treat for you. Why not take a gander at … 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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Pathe Knew How to Make Them Grand

Hi there, guys and dolls! For my Raves n Faves this week, I am sharing some of my all-time favorite things, Pathe films. There are so many great ones, but I am focusing in on some fantabulously glamourous ones. Just … Continue reading

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Working at a Fevered Pitch

Hi there, guys and dolls! You know some days at the day job are just well, stupid, for lack of a better word? This would be one of them. No one got anything done (wait, that’s not news), but there … Continue reading

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The Real Cold War

Hi there, guys and dolls! Ever wonder how that cold war got started, what it was really about? Well, look no further – I have the true skinny on what that was honestly all about and it ain’t politics. It … Continue reading

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