We’re live in an age that values, and almost demands, multitasking. I hate it. One of the reasons I dislike it so strongly is that I see its impact on preparation, i.e., the time, thought, and energy devoted to the single task at hand. Trying to multitask inherently brings distraction. Distraction fosters delays. Delays usher … More The Lost Art of Preparation
I read your book and really enjoyed it. I only wish I’d read it sooner. I’m a sophomore at a New England college. The summer of my senior year, a relative of mine died and left me some money in her will. I had been accepted to the school I’d always wanted to attend, and … More Old Money: In Their Own Words
There’s always plenty of commentary and discussion about technology’s impact on human interaction, particularly conversation. Online, I see headlines about how someone or something has ‘started the conversation’ about a particular issue. Actually, in the realm of social media, it may have started with posts, comments, photos, videos, and all manner of things going viral. … More The Lost Art of Conversation
I’m happy to announce that, as promised, “The Old Money Guide To Marriage” is now in print and available on Amazon. If you’re considering getting married, soon or ever, obviously this book is for you. If you’re the parent of a 16 year old who’s about to start seriously dating, a college student who’s still … More “The Old Money Guide To Marriage” – Now in Paperback!
We live in an age of overreaching self-promotion. The digital age has hatched self-proclaimed experts in every field imaginable.We list our accomplishments brazenly on social media. We don airs of confidence and promises of performance that may or may not exceed our competence. To paraphrase an old saying, our mouths often write checks that our … More The Lost Art of Modesty