Happy New Year, and An Update…

I hope 2023 has begun wonderfully, and that the entire year will be filled with health, joy, and prosperity for everyone. First, I’d like to thank everyone who purchased a copy of How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman! If you haven’t written a review on the Amazon product page, please feel free to do … More Happy New Year, and An Update…

Generosity: A Tricky Business

It’s the holiday season, and often we’re inclined to be more generous this time of year. We give gifts to express our love and gratitude to those we care about and those we do business with. We even give to perfect strangers. It’s a great feeling to be on the receiving end of generosity, but … More Generosity: A Tricky Business

Material Possessions: How To Define and Refine Your Choices

After relocating to Paris from Los Angeles several years ago and more recently combing through the belongings of Mommy Dearest, I’ve had, once again, time to consider the mixed bag that is material possessions. More precisely, I’ve had the chance to identify what makes a worthwhile acquisition, even as we try to streamline our lives … More Material Possessions: How To Define and Refine Your Choices

The Kindness of Strangers

The last couple of weeks have been a little foggy. My apologies for the absence. And thank you all very much for your condolences during this time. It is comforting to hear such kind words from so many of you, most of whom I’ve never met. London, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have all figured … More The Kindness of Strangers

Paradise Lost: Service in the Post Pandemic World

I am the first to admit that I live in a ‘bubble’, privileged, fortunate, and removed from many of life’s troubles, much of its harsher realities, and a lot of its drama. I reside in Paris. I’m healthy. I do work that is meaningful to me. I’m financially independent. I come and go as I … More Paradise Lost: Service in the Post Pandemic World

How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!

Just a quick note in the middle of a busy week… Thank you very much for your support of the new book, “How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!” Sales have been brisk, and reviews are already starting to come in on Amazon. But please feel free to add your two-cents worth. Write your own … More How To Be A Rich Man…or Woman!

In Defense of Red Pants

I have a complicated relationship with Tatler magazine, the British magazine that breathlessly chronicles the latest goings-on of the royals, high society, and well-heeled wanna-be’s. On the one hand, they have published some interesting articles on how to raise children in an affluent environment, estate planning, and other more grounded subject matter. On the other … More In Defense of Red Pants

A Few Updates from Paris and Elsewhere

August is upon us here in Paris. A majority of the residents have fled for the coast, the mountains, or the countryside. Parisians who still remain–healthcare workers and those in hospitality–ask my wife and I where we’re going for vacation. When we reply that we’re staying in Paris, they look at us as if we … More A Few Updates from Paris and Elsewhere

Fresh Set of Eyes on Paris…from Karl

Bonjour, everyone. Karl was kind enough to post a very detailed comment about his recent trip to Paris. I wanted to make sure that everyone saw it, so I’ve done a cut and paste. It appears below in italics. So enjoy. My thoughts…I think Karl has a great approach to European vacations: pick one city … More Fresh Set of Eyes on Paris…from Karl