Serge Gainsbourg and The Concept of Legacy

We can never be certain of what our legacy will be. What we leave behind after a life lived. We may work to instill values in our children that will serve them well after we’re dead and gone. We may strive to create a fortune so they might live without worry. Our body of work … More Serge Gainsbourg and The Concept of Legacy

Pretend You’re Moving

It’s inevitable that we accumulate material possessions. We need to be sheltered,  clothed, fed, and nurtured, so we buy or rent a house or an apartment and fill it with furniture. We buy pots and pans so we can cook. We purchase clothes which will, at minimum, keep us protected from the elements. We purchase … More Pretend You’re Moving

The Kindness of Strangers

The last couple of weeks have been a little foggy. My apologies for the absence. And thank you all very much for your condolences during this time. It is comforting to hear such kind words from so many of you, most of whom I’ve never met. London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have all figured … More The Kindness of Strangers

Mommy Dearest: 1936 – 2022

Sad news. Mommy Dearest suffered a stroke recently and did not survive. Even though she was in her eighties, we are still in shock: her health was much improved in recent weeks after a life-threatening downturn in August. She lead a nonlinear life. She had no profession or career in the traditional sense of the … More Mommy Dearest: 1936 – 2022

Film Festival News: Austin Film Festival Second Rounder

I just wanted to share the latest news on the film front. Our French Thriller screenplay was included in the Second Rounder nominations for this year’s Austin Film Festival. We’re honored and excited to have the script receive such recognition from our peers in the industry. I’ll keep you posted as things progress. Thanks again … More Film Festival News: Austin Film Festival Second Rounder

Paradise Lost: Service in the Post Pandemic World

I am the first to admit that I live in a ‘bubble’, privileged, fortunate, and removed from many of life’s troubles, much of its harsher realities, and a lot of its drama. I reside in Paris. I’m healthy. I do work that is meaningful to me. I’m financially independent. I come and go as I … More Paradise Lost: Service in the Post Pandemic World

Recommendations Update: The Rolex Dilemma

My apologies for the gap in posting. A series of out-of-town guests, numerous work projects, and a short trip to Nantes have interrupted the usual workflow. Our foreign correspondent David was in Paris recently. We had a coffee at the cafe across the street from my office and discussed all manner of things: solutions to … More Recommendations Update: The Rolex Dilemma

How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!

Just a quick note in the middle of a busy week… Thank you very much for your support of the new book, “How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!” Sales have been brisk, and reviews are already starting to come in on Amazon. But please feel free to add your two-cents worth. Write your own … More How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!

In Defense of Red Pants

I have a complicated relationship with Tatler magazine, the British magazine that breathlessly chronicles the latest goings-on of the royals, high society, and well-heeled wanna-be’s. On the one hand, they have published some interesting articles on how to raise children in an affluent environment, estate planning, and other more grounded subject matter. On the other … More In Defense of Red Pants