Financial analysts and newspaper headlines are warning about another recession. It’s been awhile–over 10 years in fact–since the economy suddenly contracted and left many Americans of all income levels in no small amount of pain. It was 2007. The stock market tanked. Unemployment spiked. Homes were lost. Portfolios ravaged. Many people were forced to rethink … More Are You Ready for a Downturn?
Most of the time, my life here in the City of Light is a steady but varied melange (French word) of writing, reading, phone calls, emails, meetings, long walks, and casual conversations. But every once in awhile, the routine’s sidewalk-cafe dreaminess is jolted, and I get cranky. The most recent occasion was marked by a … More The Limits of Belief
Continuing our year of honoring extraordinary women, today we remember Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. In addition to the entry that appears in Old Money, New Woman below, she’ll be remembered for raising two very fine children. Happy Birthday, Ms. Kennedy. After attending Vassar, the Sorbonne, and George Washington University, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis landed her first … More Exemplars: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
When Genius strides out to take a bow, and the audience stands and cheers, Unseen behind the curtain, kneels Effort, trembling in sweat and tears. BGT
I recently had coffee here in Paris with “David”, a long time Member of the Tribe and contributor of frequent, eloquent comments here on the blog. This conversation, like our previous ones, ran rampant from subject to subject: current events, culture, our respective work projects, the privileges (and pains) of flying on Air France (too) … More Old Money: In Their Own Words
Continuing our recognition of outstanding women, today we spotlight Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She’s one of the Exemplars I profile in Old Money, New Woman, the latest book in the Old Money series, written especially for women. A native of the Bronx and a graduate of Yale Law School, my guess is she’s sharp … More Exemplar: Sonia Sotomayor
I’m delighted to have Old Money, New Woman: How To Manage Your Money and Your Life included in Eve O’Rourke’s Book List on the Improve Her Health website. Please take a moment to visit the site and browse the list Eve’s compiled on The Most Invaluable Self-Help Books for Women. Thank you, Eve. And thank … More Old Money and Improve Her Health: The Book List