Serge Gainsbourg and The Concept of Legacy

We can never be certain of what our legacy will be. What we leave behind after a life lived. We may work to instill values in our children that will serve them well after we’re dead and gone. We may strive to create a fortune so they might live without worry. Our body of work … More Serge Gainsbourg and The Concept of Legacy

Recommendations Update: The Rolex Dilemma

My apologies for the gap in posting. A series of out-of-town guests, numerous work projects, and a short trip to Nantes have interrupted the usual workflow. Our foreign correspondent David was in Paris recently. We had a coffee at the cafe across the street from my office and discussed all manner of things: solutions to … More Recommendations Update: The Rolex Dilemma

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!

Vendor Update: Online Privacy

A month or two ago, one of our members offered up Delete Me dot com (https://joindeleteme.com/) as a tool to enhance an individual’s privacy by removing personal data found (and sold) online. Initially, I wasn’t as concerned as I should have been about online privacy. My wife and I have moved abroad. We don’t own … More Vendor Update: Online Privacy

How To Flip a Future Regret

A friend of mine here in Paris recently went through some dicey moments health-wise. I wouldn’t be so dramatic as to say that the priest had been called to the bedside to administer last rites, but the possibility of an early and unwelcome departure from this realm was definitely on the table. The shock and … More How To Flip a Future Regret

Winter Is Coming…Again

I rarely read the financial sections of newspapers, nor do I frequent online blogs about investing, the economy, and the politics that affect these parts of our world. I’m busy writing most of the time. However, I have friends who live and breath finance. They take in a steady, global diet information that often has … More Winter Is Coming…Again

A Private Conversation with…Richard Friesen

As most of our readers know, I rarely recommend products or services on the blog. Exceptions include Mercer & Sons shirts, Allen Edmonds shoes, and J Press for miscellaneous men’s clothing. The reasons for my reluctance are numerous: this blog is a sanctuary from ‘the sales pitch’. The internet allows almost anyone to find almost … More A Private Conversation with…Richard Friesen