Anyone who takes it upon him — or herself to correct the manners of others in public makes me nervous. It seems that people have taken to correcting the mistakes of others into their own hands. The question is: Why are so many people anxious to do this? ... Read More »
Two weeks ago today, my husband and I drove to Palm Springs from San Francisco for a golf vacation. We were following the sun to escape the rainy Bay Area. It was “heads” for Phoenix or “tails” for Palm Springs. The California desert ... Read More »
f you want to drink, that’s your business. But as soon as you drink and get behind the wheel of a car, it becomes my business. ~ Candy Lightner
Candy Lightner, founder of MADD (Mothers Against ... Read More »
Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and yes, even funerals are milestones in our lives. With the tragic and untimely death of Chelsea King just last week, we are reminded of just how precious life is. Funerals provide closure, a necessary part of the mourning process. ... Read More »
The definition of small talk includes both light conversation and idle banter. Small talk is what people say to one another to be social. It breaks the ice. By asking general questions and giving answers, people connect. Small talk is not in-depth conversation, but rather an exchange of ... Read More »
A chance encounter with a celebrity can leave anyone speechless. Have you ever been distracted by a celebrity sighting and not known what to do? Maybe you just saw that person in one of the celebrity weeklies and wanted a good long look (off limits at all times). ... Read More »
We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down in posterity representing liberty.
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If you are like millions of Americans who have lost their jobs in this depressed economy, meet the new lifestyle trend: doubling up to make ends meet.
Your college roommates may have been a piece of cake, but the second time around may not go as ... Read More »
To give or not to give, that is the question. And the answer is... to give without question. When the word etiquette is mentioned, the first thought you might have is of white gloves, and pinkies held out during afternoon tea. Simply put, etiquette ... Read More »