Hand-Me-Downs…Old Money Style

Our foreign correspondent David noted a recent article about how Old Money gents make the most of hand-me-down clothes. Obviously, they’re most often not from an older sibling, but the previous generation. You can read it HERE. I hope you’re all enjoying a safe and joyful Thanksgiving. There are no Pilgrims in Paris, so here, … More Hand-Me-Downs…Old Money Style

Standards

I thought about the word ‘standards’ the other day, and I liked it. It brought to mind a level or a benchmark below which a certain thing did not go. There are ‘standards’ for acceptable behavior and professional performance. Excellence, innovation, and creativity know no bounds, of course. But standards hold fast, day after comforting … More Standards

The Old Money Book 2nd Edition – Available Now!

I’m happy to announce that the 2nd Edition of The Old Money Book is now available in ebook and paperback formats. You can visit the Amazon product page HERE. I wanted to have the hardback and audiobook versions available for you at the same time, but COVID has impacted delivery dates on those two fronts. … More The Old Money Book 2nd Edition – Available Now!

Essential Items…for Parisians, Anyway

During the current lockdown here in Paris, boutiques and other stores are closed. Grocery stores, pharmacies, and bakeries are open. The latter provide what the French government considers ‘essential goods’, necessary for survival during the pandemic. But, as our foreign correspondent David noted with this article from the Telegraph, there’s a contradictory wrinkle or two … More Essential Items…for Parisians, Anyway

Paris Lockdown 2.0 and Other Thoughts…

Bonjour, everyone. I hope you are all well and safe. As you probably know, much of Europe–and now the UK–are returning to lockdown mode. Non-essential shops and businesses are closed. Travel for anyone not working for the government or involved in directly saving lives is prohibited. (I’m sure there are exceptions to this rule, but, … More Paris Lockdown 2.0 and Other Thoughts…

The Second Wave in Paris

As many of you may already know, a curfew has been imposed here in France. Starting tonight, residents are required to be at home from 9pm to 6am. Exceptions for municipal and hospitality workers will be made (paperwork required), but for the average Parisian, it means finishing off the last glass of wine at 8:45pm … More The Second Wave in Paris

Home Schooling: A Letter from the Front Lines

In a recent post, I discussed the impact of the pandemic on various aspects of life. One of them was education. I made a comment about home schooling and suggested that I’m not its biggest fan. (I think most children benefit from interacting with other kids and being away from their parents for part of … More Home Schooling: A Letter from the Front Lines

The Social Dilemma on Netflix

For several years, I have been advocating that everyone in the entire world get off of social media in general, and delete their Facebook account in particular. Now, the very people who created these digital monsters are joining me. The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma is now available to watch, and I strongly recommend that … More The Social Dilemma on Netflix

The Bare Minimum and Old Money

Our Foreign Corespondent David and I were recently discussing the minimalist lifestyle trend that has been gathering steam in recent years. The concept is to live with as few material possessions as possible. A Netflix documentary on the subject can be found HERE. As I mentioned to David, my wife and I came face to … More The Bare Minimum and Old Money