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We were taught
to cross our ankles
not our knees
when seated
for reasons
of aesthetics
and decorum.

A lesson lost
on all today
apart from… 33 more words



She meets folks who think

They know her but here’s the thing

She meets folks who don’t


Wither Emily Post?

Back in the 1950’s a fixture on my parents’ bookshelf was “Emily Post’s Etiquette”. It was the definitive guide to everything involving manners or decorum. If you needed to know which knife or fork to use at a state banquet, or how to properly address an ambassador or a bishop, Emily was your source. 545 more words


Old School Obsessions: Etiquette

I’m not sure when exactly I got obsessed with reading etiquette guides. I think it was during my semester off when I was reading voraciously, and found a deeply disposable British Chick Lit series about an etiquette expert who becomes a kind of sort of escort? 445 more words


How Do YOU Say Thank You?

With the 2018 graduation season in full swing, it’s a great time to share thoughts regarding acceptable ways of expressing thanks to those who generously give, either in person or by sending gifts, to graduating family and friends.  545 more words


Literary Critics Praise Volume Two, "Manly Manners: The Cultivation of the Inner, Spiritual Gentleman" by Wayne James

Critics Praise Volume Two of Manly Manners Trilogy by Former USVI Senator Wayne James

 Wayne James’ Manly Manners:  The Cultivation of the Inner, Spiritual Gentleman… 671 more words

Etiquette Chat: The RSVP

I recently hosted a small gathering to celebrate the upcoming birth of a dear friend’s baby. Ten or so guests were invited, and the invitations included a request to RSVP to me by a certain date.   746 more words