Category Archives: Writing

Help for Life’s Little Mysteries

Hi there, guys and dolls! Free advice Friday is here. How one gets through a week without a little half-wit wisdom, I’ll never know. Everywhere I turn, someone’s got an opinion about something. Yep, I’m no different. I received some … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Big Stone Gap

Hi there, guys and dolls! And tah-dah, here’s Thursday and time for my raves n faves, getting you into the weekend spirit. This week’s pick to make your weekend magical is the wonderful author Adriana Trigiani and her delightful stories. … 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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Trudy’s Sure Got Some Rose Colored Glasses

Hi there, guys and dolls! Hope your workday Wednesday whisking by! Here’s a little cautionary tale to entertain you on your coffee break. We had a gal pal drop by for a visit, Trudy. She was our day-dreamy girl, always … 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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Out to Lunch

Hi there, guys and dolls! Do you know what my favorite part of workday Wednesday is? That’s right, lunch! If you do it right (you know, find Mr. Right, or even Mr. Right Now), you don’t even have to go … 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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Is it Happy Hour Yet?

Hi there, guys and dolls! Weekend’s right around the corner, so let’s get the happy hours started. This week’s Raves n’ Faves are some of my favorite drinks. Remember, pace yourself. We want to recall all the fun we had … Continue reading

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