Old Money: In Their Own Words

We don’t advertise. Those were the words engraved into my brain as a child and young man. We enjoy our money and accomplishments in private, and we endure our hardships in private, too. If you’re doing well, not many people really want to know. If you’re not doing well, not many people really want to … More Old Money: In Their Own Words

Old Money, New Woman…Now Available!

I’m proud to announce that “Old Money, New Woman: How To Manage Your Money and Your Life” is now available for pre-order through Amazon for a February 1 delivery date. Thank you for your patience. The book took much longer than expected to complete, but, it turned out to be some much more than I … More Old Money, New Woman…Now Available!

Is This Inappropriate To Anyone Besides Me?

I like to think of myself as traditional, but in a balanced, fairly open-minded kind of way. But when I received a text from a friend recently with photos, I found myself more than a little shocked. Perhaps it’s living in Paris for the past two years and seeing children actually being children–without makeup, without … More Is This Inappropriate To Anyone Besides Me?

Exemplars – Edith Wharton

In tandem with the release of Old Money, New Woman, we’re marking the birthdays of great women in history with a brief note, and enduring appreciation for their contributions. I’ve mentioned novelist and Old Money Gal Edith Wharton in previous posts. She deserves another nod today. Happy Birthday, Ms. Wharton.  Born to privilege, Edith Wharton … More Exemplars – Edith Wharton

Edmund Burke Nails It

A few weeks ago, one of our readers commented on the post “Will the American Aristocracy Please Stand Up” with the passage below from Edmund Burke, circa 1791. I didn’t want to let it remain in the comments section and risk it not being read by all. It’s extraordinary. Steve, thank you. Everyone, enjoy… “To … More Edmund Burke Nails It

Old Money and Notoriety

I wrote for six years, with no positive response from the publishing community. Then, a friend introduced me to an editor, who knew a lawyer, who knew an agent…the same old story that happens in a myriad of ways. Today, I’m a household name (depending upon which house you’re in) and occasionally strangers call me … More Old Money and Notoriety

What I’m Reading Now…

The thing I really enjoy about biographies, when they’re well-written, is the context the author provides to the life. Dates, events, accomplishments…these things we can get on Wikipedia. What Jon Meacham does, quite effectively, is wrap the life of Thomas Jefferson around his era, presenting him as a product–not just of his times–but also of … More What I’m Reading Now…