I was recently asked to comment privately about the pros and cons of living in Europe. My wife and I have lived in Paris for the past five years, and the Inquiring Mind wanted to know about the relative merits of the experience. After sharing the information privately, I thought it might be a good … More Why Live in Paris?
Revenge is like drinking saltwater. – Byron Tully
One of the benefits of spending time in a country not your own is the realization that not everyone thinks they way you do. Of course, you immediately say to yourself, not everyone speaks the way I do. They speak, in this case, French. But to get day-in, day-out exposure to a completely different way … More French Thinking
Throughout the long and sometimes arduous process of writing, revising, assembling, and editing Old Money, New Woman, I was reminded of a key lesson I’ve learned in life…that I keep on learning. It is this: in order to minimize regrets, always do your best. Every time I was tempted to utter the words ‘good enough’, … More Lessons Learned
I received an email recently from a young man in Chicago. It reads, in part, as follows: I landed my dream job, right out of college. I’d just sprung for a new wardrobe, a new apartment, and a new (used) car. Still dealing with the student debt. I was really, really excited until, six weeks … More Old Money and Integrity
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who purchased the book and wrote a review for Old Money, New Woman on Amazon. The flood of contributions have had unintended consequences, however. Amazon detected (or their algorithm detected) an unusual amount of reviews coming in and blocked publication of the reviews. I contacted Amazon about … More A Note of Thanks, Again
This month, we have the honor of presenting two Exemplars born on the same day, February 21, but in different years. Both excelled in their respective fields: public service and classical music. Both were born in the South, but made their marks farther afield: one primarily in Washington, DC, one primarily in New York City. … More Old Money, New Woman: The Exemplars