Politeness - A Classic Code For A Modern Age

PolitenessMan knows well done is much better than well said

PolitenessMan never asks a lady when she is due unless he is absolutely, positively certain she is expecting.

#BePolite

PolitenessMan never asks a lady, “Is it hot in here or is it you?” unless it is really hot... and so is she.

PolitenessMan knows that people will forget what you say and do, but they never forget how you make them feel

PolitenessMan never judges others by their spelling misteaks

Politenessman knows that every day is a holiday and every meal is a banquet

The Much Maligned Murse

Yeah, I know...you’ve heard about it, right? The man bag. The messenger bag. The satchel. The portfolio bag. The tote. Whatever... It’s a murse. Go on, say it, “Murse.” Let it roll slowly off your tongue, “Muuuurrrssse.” Feels good, doesn’t it? Well, get comfortable...

The Dreaded RSVP

Last week I attended a farewell reception for the headmaster of my daughter’s former school. It was a wonderful occasion which afforded me the pleasure of visiting with friends I hadn’t seen for awhile. In a conversation with my friend Lauren, she shared a dilemma....

How To Spot A Gentleman

These ideas about being a gentleman and treating others respectfully are fairly simple... civility, chivalry and just a hint of comedy go a long way in this world. It makes people really take notice of you (which, as I’ve said before, is never a bad thing). Please...

JJ Goes For The Bold

I have been sharing that one of my favorite summertime activities is to wind down the workday at the pool. Not so very long ago, as I was poolside with my cocktail firmly in hand, I noticed what appeared to be a stream from one of those hand held pump water guns, you...

Turn A Deaf Ear To Your Critics

As you may recall, in the past post I shared that one of my favorite summertime activities is to wind down the workday at the pool. Recently, as I was poolside with cocktail firmly in hand, I noticed what appeared to be a stream from one of those hand held pump water...

Be Bold

In the heat of the summertime, one of my favorite activities is to wind down the workday at the pool. The other day, as I was sitting poolside with a cocktail, I noticed what appeared to be a stream from one of those hand held pump water guns, you know, one of those...