A Brief Update from Paris

As the US deals with increasing infection rates, I thought it might be helpful and perhaps a little comforting to offer a little perspective from Paris. To recap quickly, the pandemic spread to France from northern Italy and Switzerland in January and February of this year. On March 17, 2019, the country was locked down, … More A Brief Update from Paris

Old Money: In Their Own Words

“We have given our best attempts to democratic practices here over the years, with monarchs at the start and tyrants in between. As a family, we have had our ‘run of the town’ and been run out of town. People don’t remember the good you did for them when they’re part of a mob. You … More Old Money: In Their Own Words

The New 9.9 Percent Aristocracy

A recent PBS Newshour segment is something I think provides tremendous insight and value, especially given current events. You can view it HERE. When you watch it, you’re going to notice a few topics that we’ve discussed here on the blog over the months and years. First is the prioritizing of Education, an Old Money … More The New 9.9 Percent Aristocracy

An Update from Paris

My apologies for the delay in replying to comments recently, and if I by chance missed a comment, please forgive me. Ironically, after an initial lull in the action, the workload here has intensified. I have been squeezed for time and responding to everyone’s contributions in a timely manner has been difficult. I hope to … More An Update from Paris

A Meteor Hits The Retail Landscape

As if the retail sector of the United States didn’t need any more challenges, the pandemic hits like a meteor in a bad science fiction movie. Shopping malls seem, to some of us, a distant memory. Brooks Brothers is trying to sell its brick and mortar stores off piece-meal (thanks for that article, David). J … More A Meteor Hits The Retail Landscape

All The Things I’d Planned To Do

I had a moment–well, more than a few– to look back on all the things I’d planned to do. Oh, the itinerary was going to be insane: London by rail, Cannes by plane. But then disease arrived, escorted by dread, and laid the best-laid plans to rest instead. Now as the weeks have passed, I … More All The Things I’d Planned To Do