Category Archives: suburbia

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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Oh, if Only All of Our Problems were so Small

Hi there, guys and dolls! How’s everyone doing? My wish for you is to have such trite problems as my two questioning ladies do today (of course, we won’t tell them their problems are just small potatoes, will we). Let’s … Continue reading

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If You Knew Ozu Like I Know Ozu

Hi there, guys and dolls! How’s everybody doing? Planning on nestling down in front of your TV this weekend? Well, I have some terrific Raves n Faves for you. Five of my favorite movies by Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu. Now … Continue reading

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But Ours is Called Rosie OShady

Hi there, guys and dolls! Happy St. Paddy’s Day! May the luck of the Irish be with all of us. By the way, have I ever told you about good old Rosie O’Grady in our neighborhood. Or, as we all … 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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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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Free Hints for Fixing Husbands

Hi there, guys and dolls! Nothing causes more problems than domestic bliss, doesn’t it? Or maybe it’s just husbands… Anyhoo, I’ve got a couple of fine devoted wives asking yours truly what the heck to do with their other half. … 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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Marvelous Advice for your Mid-Century Angst

Hi there, guys and dolls! Whiz, zip, bang! It’s Friday. Do you ever wonder how you got through your weekends before yours truly was dispensing half-wit and almost witty wisdom to enhance your life? Well, I wonder how I ever … Continue reading

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TV Time in the Neighborhood

Hi there, guys and dolls! How’s your week going? That’s nice. You know, I agree, it’s been a long week. Maybe it’s just time to gather the family or friends around and see what’s on the tube tonight. Let’s see … Continue reading

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