The Price of Education: A Question for You

Derrick recently posed a question in the comments section that I feel is worthy of a post, and insights from the tribe. He asks which might be a better investment: to send a child to private prep school, or to pay for their college education so they graduate debt free? The assumption is that, as … More The Price of Education: A Question for You

Personal Update: Official Selection at the 2022 Montreal Independent Film Festival

I wanted to take a moment and update you all on a non-Old Money related matter. Obviously, I write nonfiction books. I also write songs and screenplays. Happily, a screenplay my partner and I have written has been chosen as an “Official Selection” in the 2022 Montreal Independent Film Festival. The festival is being held … More Personal Update: Official Selection at the 2022 Montreal Independent Film Festival

The Post Pandemic Paris Cafe Visitors’ Guide

With the worst of the pandemic (hopefully!) over, visitors are once again flooding to Paris. After almost two years of a dicey landscape for socializing–whether it’s from the other side of the room or on the other side of the world–the excitement of face-to-face conversation is palpable here, both for locals and for visitors. The … More The Post Pandemic Paris Cafe Visitors’ Guide

The Importance of Order

In recent weeks, I’ve noticed what seems to be an increase in the vocal and sometimes violent disruption of school board meetings, political speeches, and other organized events. These protests are sometimes well-organized by groups of activists. More often, they seem unplanned and unhinged: personal issues and unrelated frustrations boil over into the public square, … More The Importance of Order

The Mixed Bag: Returning to the US…Two Years Later

The slow retreat of Covid 19 and its Omicron variant have allowed me to safely plan a trip back to the United States this month. My last visit was in November of 2019. It’s been an eventful time in between, to say the least: a once-in-a-century pandemic, subsequent global travel bans, local and national lockdowns, … More The Mixed Bag: Returning to the US…Two Years Later

Is It Too Much To Ask…?

As most of our frequent readers know, I rarely ask members of this community for favors. Of course, I encourage everyone to adopt the Old Money way of life, prioritizing health, education, financial independence, modest/low-key living, etc. Thus far, I have chosen not to run ads on this site. It strikes me as a little … More Is It Too Much To Ask…?

A Source of Inspiration: Oscar Wilde

Where stories for screenplays, ideas for books, or lyrics for songs come from is a mystery. Like asking a butterfly to land on your shoulder, creativity is not something that can be ordered like room service. What the world calls genius–the original, unfiltered, simple yet awesome light that shines so undeniably in rare works–comes when … More A Source of Inspiration: Oscar Wilde

You Say You Want A Revolution…

Ever the student of history, I’ve kept my ear to the ground over the past few years and especially the past few months. I’ve watched bizarre events unfold in the United States and around the world…and I’m not even talking about the pandemic. I hear talk of a second civil war in America. I see … More You Say You Want A Revolution…

The Old Money Wardrobe: Review and Rate The Classics

Last week, I decided to search for a new double-breasted blue blazer. The one I had owned in the states years ago did not make cut when it came time to relocate: it had seen years of use (abuse?) and we were traveling light. My single-breasted version would suffice. And, at any rate, I could … More The Old Money Wardrobe: Review and Rate The Classics