“I stay current. I read. I start conversations with people I don’t know. They may think I’m crazy, but it won’t be the first time, and I couldn’t care less. I’m old and I’m rich. The smart ones know they’re headed my way and try to pick up some good advice. “And I never hesitate … More Old Money, Old Age
The nonverbal communications embedded in French culture are a never-ending source of fascination for me here in Paris. Because I’m not fluent enough in French to catch certain subtle, revealing turns of phrase, I miss that part of the ‘delivery’ that might carry double entendres or hidden gems of humor in conversation. I do, however, … More Message in a Buckle
In tandem with the release of Old Money, New Woman, we’re marking the birthdays of great women in history with a brief note, and enduring appreciation for their contributions. I’ve mentioned novelist and Old Money Gal Edith Wharton in previous posts. She deserves another nod today. Happy Birthday, Ms. Wharton. Born to privilege, Edith Wharton … More Exemplars – Edith Wharton
Every few weeks, I’m highlighting the lives of exemplary women as a part of the release of my new book ‘Old Money, New Woman’. Today marks the birthday of the late Shirley Chisholm, a New York City native who committed her life to public service. Her memorable quotes include, “Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to … More Old Money, New Woman – Exemplar Shirley Chisholm
Rest in peace.
Republican Robert S. Mueller III (top) and Democrat John Forbes Kerry, (bottom). St. Paul’s classmates and alumni. Like Mueller, Kerry opted for a life committed to public service rather than private gain, despite a wealth of family connections and a top shelf education. Like Kerry, Mueller served with distinction in combat during the Viet Nam … More Most Likely To Make History
Ignore the loud logos and labels some choose; real wealth whispers… “Good manners, good shoes.” – Isabella