A Few Steps Back, Slowly

As a final note on Privacy, I’m going to share the very small, pretty much painless, but still important steps you may consider taking in order to preserve the online privacy you have, and increase it going forward. First, consider your email provider. Unless you’re using a service like Proton mail, your emails are being … More A Few Steps Back, Slowly

That Most Precious Luxury

You’d think there would be much to complain about in Paris, but Parisians, well, I guess they’re entitled to a little discontent: they’ve been born in the most beautiful city on earth and it’s not perfect. When not participating in the same, they complain about the labor protests of the ‘gilets jeunes‘ that have been … More That Most Precious Luxury

Quotes from Fiction, For Life

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” Nick Carroway, The Great Gatsby by … More Quotes from Fiction, For Life

Moi Aussi…#MeToo in France

David, one of our longtime contributors and a fellow expat resident with me here in Paris, forwarded the link below, suspecting that I might find it fascinating. He was right. France, home to both legendary male chauvinists and trailblazing feminists, is having what you might call an identity crisis at the moment: is it going … More Moi Aussi…#MeToo in France

Rules and Regs, Old Money Style

I had a delightful conversation recently with a journalist who was interviewing me about my new book, Old Money Style. I related what I was hoping to achieve with the book–the complete and total extinction of flip-flops, T-shirts, and cargo pants from the planet)–and who the book was written for–young men graduating high school or … More Rules and Regs, Old Money Style

The Old Money Guide To Marriage – New Look

Happy Valentine’s Day! We’ve revamped the cover–and added a couple of photos to the interior–of The Old Money Guide To Marriage. I wanted to let you know about it, in case you or someone you know is in the process of dating, walking down the aisle, or anywhere in between. It’s a great reference tool–and … More The Old Money Guide To Marriage – New Look

Education, Revisited

Numerous articles over the past couple of years have appeared in the mainstream media questioning the ‘value’ of a college education. The pundits point to the increase in the costs of tuition, sparse job prospects for college graduates, and innovations in technology that make it possible to learn anything online. To which I say: not … More Education, Revisited

An Obituary in The London Times

David, one of our longtime readers and contributors, forwarded this, which appeared in The London Times. Enjoy… Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in … More An Obituary in The London Times