Old Money, Old Age

“I stay current. I read. I start conversations with people I don’t know. They may think I’m crazy, but it won’t be the first time, and I couldn’t care less. I’m old and I’m rich. The smart ones know they’re headed my way and try to pick up some good advice. “And I never hesitate … More Old Money, Old Age

Desperate! Shameless!

The recent headlines surrounding the college admissions scandal that ensnared over 50 individuals, including Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman (and, by implication, her husband, Shameless actor William H. Macy), deserves comment here. I advocate for education on a regular basis in my books and on this blog. It’s the one, sure, true path to enlightenment, … More Desperate! Shameless!

Why Live in Paris?

I was recently asked to comment privately about the pros and cons of living in Europe. My wife and I have lived in Paris for the past five years, and the Inquiring Mind wanted to know about the relative merits of the experience. After sharing the information privately, I thought it might be a good … More Why Live in Paris?

French Thinking

One of the benefits of spending time in a country not your own is the realization that not everyone thinks they way you do. Of course, you immediately say to yourself, not everyone speaks the way I do. They speak, in this case, French. But to get day-in, day-out exposure to a completely different way … More French Thinking

Lessons Learned

Throughout the long and sometimes arduous process of writing, revising, assembling, and editing Old Money, New Woman, I was reminded of a key lesson I’ve learned in life…that I keep on learning. It is this: in order to minimize regrets, always do your best. Every time I was tempted to utter the words ‘good enough’, … More Lessons Learned