The Oath and Public Office

In light of current events, I thought it might be appropriate to visit the concept of taking an oath as one serves in public office. An oath is a sacred promise that has ethical, moral, and legal implications with regard to behaviors that either honor the oath or violate it. There is little ambiguity. As … More The Oath and Public Office

The Allen Edmonds Bargain

As many of you already know, I’m a longtime advocate for Allen Edmonds men’s shoes. They’re traditional in style, well-made, and have a history of excellent customer service. If you take care of your AE’s, they can last ten years and even twenty. I recently discovered a new feature on their website that I wanted … More The Allen Edmonds Bargain

Friends and Money

David, one of our long-time community members and frequent finder of thought-provoking articles for this blog, sent me this story recently. I think it’s quite interesting, and I’d love to hear some experiences you’ve had with this issue. That is: how do you handle developing and maintaining friendships with people who have a very different … More Friends and Money

The Difference Between Visiting Paris, and Living in Paris

My wife and I had coffee with some American neighbors last weekend. The conversation ricocheted wildly between current events, where to find good Indian food, and the ins and outs of (them) raising two young children in Paris. We shared knowing nods about how different the city is for tourists: it’s a dazzling, romantic, breathtaking, … More The Difference Between Visiting Paris, and Living in Paris

Coming Soon: Old Money Style

It hasn’t been all coffee, croissants, cognac, and chocolates here in The City of Light. A little bit of work has transpired. In the coming weeks, the latest installment of the Old Money series will be available online and in bookstores: Old Money Style: Secrets To Dressing Well For Less – The Gentleman’s Edition. The … More Coming Soon: Old Money Style