Some Rules for Discussion

Thank you all for your comments and interest in discussing current affairs and public policy on the blog. I think it’s a good idea at this point to review some ground rules for discussion on the blog. We’ve enjoyed a lively but overwhelmingly respectful discussion about a variety of topics here. That will continue. What … More Some Rules for Discussion

Important Notice About The Old Money Book Blog

I hope all of you are enjoying a safe and productive new year. Life here in Paris is still very regulated, with an 8pm to 6am curfew in effect. Infection rates hover at a high but manageable level. Masks and social distancing are the norm. Cafes, restaurants, and museums are still closed and will certainly … More Important Notice About The Old Money Book Blog

French Table Manners from The Local

The Local France is an English-language site that covers news, politics, and culture, especially as they impact the expat community. I subscribed earlier this year as the pandemic hit France. The Local had current, relevant, and invaluable information posted on their website during the nerve-racking early days when separating fact from fiction was key. And … More French Table Manners from The Local

2020…Winding Down

It has been a year. More like ten years in 12 months. We started off with an impeachment and rolled into a pandemic. Then we had a presidential election. Vote counting. Election fraud accusations. And recounts. Now we’re learning that the Russian government has hacked US government networks on an unprecedented scale. The only thing … More 2020…Winding Down

Emily in Paris…Hit and Miss

A few friends from the states–and our friend David here in Paris–have mentioned the Netflix series Emily in Paris. Initially, I could stomach only the first episode, so predictable was the writing. But with the encouragement of an American friend here in the neighborhood, I buckled down for more, eventually watching the entire series with … More Emily in Paris…Hit and Miss

Byron Tully at Live Event, Dec 4

I wanted to let all of you know that I’m going to be a guest speaker at a live event this Friday, December 4. International business leader Ezanne Swanepoel has kindly invited me to offer some insights as a part of the digital conference, Relationships: The New World Currency. I’ll be on a panel with … More Byron Tully at Live Event, Dec 4

The Refresher: From Susan Cheever

Reprinted from Newsweek magazine…August 2012.   How Modern Preppies Got the Style But Forgot the Values BY SUSAN CHEEVER ON 8/6/12 AT 1:00 AM EDT Oprah Winfrey may give away millions, but titans with a conscience have been on the wane since John D. Rockefeller’s day.CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: BETTMANN-CORBIS; STEPANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP-GETTY IMAGES; … More The Refresher: From Susan Cheever

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