Little Conversations


Welcome to Little Conversations (LC), a Q&A style interview with residents and visitors to San Juan Island Washington, one part getting to know people on the Island, one part Proust Questionnaire, and one large part fun for readers of Simply San Juan.

New Questionnaires will be posted frequently, so the list will grow. Keep an eye on this page!


If you're reading this and would like to be part of the Conversation, let me know!
I'm very excited to bring LC to life here on Simply San Juan and hope it's as fun for you to read as it was to create.

Emma Billington

Tom Munsey

Joellen Van Camp

Priscilla Nash

Virginia Van Camp

Sheila Harley


For those not familiar, the Proust Questionnaire is a specific set of questions designed to explore one's nature, reveal one's personality. Answering these and similar questions was a popular pastime during the late 1800s. Marcel Proust famously answered the questions in his youth on two separate occasions in "An Album to Record Thoughts, Feelings, etc.,", and have since been referred to simply as the Proust Questionnaire.

Questions here at the Conversations are a compilation of thought-provoking questions, not strictly Proust's, though they share similarities.

(See Proust's answers, given at age 13 and again at age 20, with spaces to fill in your own answers.)

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