Some Rules for Discussion

Thank you all for your comments and interest in discussing current affairs and public policy on the blog. I think it’s a good idea at this point to review some ground rules for discussion on the blog. We’ve enjoyed a lively but overwhelmingly respectful discussion about a variety of topics here. That will continue. What … More Some Rules for Discussion

Important Notice About The Old Money Book Blog

I hope all of you are enjoying a safe and productive new year. Life here in Paris is still very regulated, with an 8pm to 6am curfew in effect. Infection rates hover at a high but manageable level. Masks and social distancing are the norm. Cafes, restaurants, and museums are still closed and will certainly … More Important Notice About The Old Money Book Blog

2021 Here In Paris…and Thank You

First, I wanted to say how much I appreciate the articulate and insightful comments so many of you have offered recently on our various topics. The detail and nuance in your perspectives is highly valued. Please continue to read, think, and engage with passion and civility. Second, I wanted to say a very heartfelt ‘thank … More 2021 Here In Paris…and Thank You

…Say you want a revolution…

I hope everyone’s holidays have been safe and joyful. Paris has been quiet, with our 8pm to 6 am curfew still firmly in place. (Apparently, we just dodged being thrown into a third lockdown as infection rates have plateaued at about 12,000 to 15,000 cases per day. Still too high, but not rising…yet.) I continue … More …Say you want a revolution…

French Table Manners from The Local

The Local France is an English-language site that covers news, politics, and culture, especially as they impact the expat community. I subscribed earlier this year as the pandemic hit France. The Local had current, relevant, and invaluable information posted on their website during the nerve-racking early days when separating fact from fiction was key. And … More French Table Manners from The Local

2020…Winding Down

It has been a year. More like ten years in 12 months. We started off with an impeachment and rolled into a pandemic. Then we had a presidential election. Vote counting. Election fraud accusations. And recounts. Now we’re learning that the Russian government has hacked US government networks on an unprecedented scale. The only thing … More 2020…Winding Down

Standards, the Paris Update, and Vaccines on the Horizon

STANDARDS. I enjoyed and appreciated the contributions everyone made on the topic of ‘standards’. As I may have mentioned before, the comment that has stayed with me the longest has been this: your commitment to excellence will determine your quality of life. And that circles right back to standards. One of my resolutions for 2021 … More Standards, the Paris Update, and Vaccines on the Horizon

Emily in Paris…Hit and Miss

A few friends from the states–and our friend David here in Paris–have mentioned the Netflix series Emily in Paris. Initially, I could stomach only the first episode, so predictable was the writing. But with the encouragement of an American friend here in the neighborhood, I buckled down for more, eventually watching the entire series with … More Emily in Paris…Hit and Miss

Byron Tully at Live Event, Dec 4

I wanted to let all of you know that I’m going to be a guest speaker at a live event this Friday, December 4. International business leader Ezanne Swanepoel has kindly invited me to offer some insights as a part of the digital conference, Relationships: The New World Currency. I’ll be on a panel with … More Byron Tully at Live Event, Dec 4

The Refresher: From Susan Cheever

Reprinted from Newsweek magazine…August 2012.   How Modern Preppies Got the Style But Forgot the Values BY SUSAN CHEEVER ON 8/6/12 AT 1:00 AM EDT Oprah Winfrey may give away millions, but titans with a conscience have been on the wane since John D. Rockefeller’s day.CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BETTMANN-CORBIS; STEPANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP-GETTY IMAGES; … More The Refresher: From Susan Cheever