The Gauche Guest

Yet another etiquette dilemma to ponder… Q: I invited a co-worker for dinner at my home.  She called and texted multiple times to say that she was running a little behind, then again to say she needed to take a nap first, then multiple times to inform me that she would “be there soon”. Using […] Read more…

Common Courtesy

I first met Carl at summer freshman orientation, perhaps a month after our respective high school graduations. He was from Newton, MA, had a nice smile and appeared to have an easy-going personality.  I say ‘appeared ‘ to have because he seemed to possess a congenial manner to many people, but not me. We were […] Read more…

The Lost Art of Cursive Writing

I am not quite ready to throw in the towel on cursive writing. In fact I never will, and I am bemoaning the loss of this art form, one of our last true expressions of ourselves and personalities. Cursive, whether it is scrawled and awkward or grand and flourishing is the last bastion of civilization, […] Read more…

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