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Hello, California? Party of One…

I left the state for the weekend. I had to. Watching others show off their pandemic coping skills now that it's summer--hiking, boating, lake play, poolside lounging, open air shopping and dining--leaves a girl bereft of cheer. Girls that live on the surface of the sun are doubly locked in. COVID plus heat was supposed… Continue reading Hello, California? Party of One…

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Lazy Takes On A New Level…

I have been known to wrangle the remote with whatever is nearby. My first and second toe have amazing grasping ability. I turn my couch cushions every week to fool visitors into thinking there's not a permanent butt indention. Lazy has never had anything on me. My spirit animal is the sloth. If I could… Continue reading Lazy Takes On A New Level…

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Five Year Plan…

In a job interview. "Where do you see yourself in five years?" What flashes through my head: On the beach in St. Barths, thin enough to be wearing a bathing suit with the wispiest of coverups, Pina Colada at the ready, flanked by a blue-eyed semi-stranger. What comes out my mouth: A spiel about love… Continue reading Five Year Plan…

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It’s All About The Writing Dolls…

So, it's back. Our favorite high brow not-so-secret pleasure. Big Little Lies, that is. The juicy, gasp inducing, chicks rock story revolving around five girls. Which of the Monterey Five are you? We're all accounted for in their various personalities, non? Are you Celeste Wright, Nicole Kidman's perfect on the outside, kinky on the inside,… Continue reading It’s All About The Writing Dolls…

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Do It In A Day Book Club…

I read this book in a day. Do we need to say more about this month's Duchess Dolls Book Club offering? No kidding, The plan was to sit for a few minutes with a cup of coffee. By sundown I had left the chair only to use the rest room--to freshen my lipstick of course.… Continue reading Do It In A Day Book Club…

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Does It Reflect You?…

One of the Dolls passing through comments on my little home office. "Ooh is this where the magic happens?" We laugh, but later I consider, what does a Duchess Doll need in her work area? Mine, where my brain comes to explode, is of a personal nature. For instance, always in my sight line is… Continue reading Does It Reflect You?…

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Updated Bodice Rippers…

The latest thing on the desk of The Duchess? Romance. As in writing. A request comes and since nary a project can I pass up, the challenge is on. The mind races to the bodice rippers of high school. There are the cruel, arrogant pirates who become putty in the hands of a good woman,… Continue reading Updated Bodice Rippers…