The Much Maligned Murse

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...
The Dreaded RSVP

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

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

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

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...