What’s new?

A friend of mine likes to ask "What's new" when he sees someone for the first time each day. I've noticed that most people answer "nothing much" or "same old same old" and rarely do they elaborate on what is actually new in their lives. Whether or not the question is intended to be rhetorical …

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Green Eggs and Ham: The Wages of Simplicity

Why are the simplest things frequently the most influential? I was reading Dr. Seuss to my sons the other day and I couldn't help but be impressed by the simplicity of his bestselling book, Green Eggs and Ham, a simple book that is, incidentally, one of the best-selling children's books of all time! Seuss wrote …

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What changed? Well, everything changed.

"A man hasn't got a corner on virtue just because his shoes are shined." - Ann Petry All this talk of fashion reminds me of a wonderful tour I was given of the John Lobb workshop in Paris, prior to its move to the rue de Mogador. If you haven't heard the name before, John Lobb …

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Dress for Success

"Great men are seldom over-scrupulous in the arrangement of their attire." - Charles Dickens One thing should be clear: clothes do not make a man a gentleman or a woman a lady; and, by the same token, a real gentleman or a true lady is always a gentleman or a lady, no matter what he …

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