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Diplomatic

During our stroll through the neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Jorge pointed out an old Dodge Diplomat at the edge of a concrete parking lot. We both commented that those cars used to be as common as dirt. Jorge added that one … Continue reading

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More Thoughts About Civility

“Oh, if only Congress could pass a law that encourages civility in our country!” That’s what my young friend Jonathan exclaimed when I reminded him that May is National Civility Awareness Month. I couldn’t help but reply that one of … Continue reading

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Etiquette Is So Important

“Etiquette is all human social behavior. If you’re a hermit on a mountain, you don’t have to worry about etiquette; if somebody comes up the mountain, then you’ve got a problem. It matters because we want to live in reasonably … Continue reading

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Yearning For Civility

Out of curiosity, my friend Jorge looked up the salaries of members of the House of Representatives and the Senate. According to official sources, members of Congress and Senators receive $174,000 per year. The Majority and Minority Leaders of both … Continue reading

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Etiquette Shortage

Traditionally, girls were taught to curtsy and boys were taught to bow. I realize that I’m showing my age, but I wonder how many of my readers remember being taught that point of etiquette at school. In my fourth grade … Continue reading

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Something About Emily Post

Emily Post overshadowed her contemporary, Amy Vanderbilt, and was one of the role models for Judith Martin, aka. Miss Manners.  All three became famous as authorities on social behavior.  Emily Post, and later, Miss Manners based their advice by applying … Continue reading

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Good Manners (Review)

I discovered that September is National Courtesy Month while I was piecing together this book review. One one hand, I’m glad there is some sort of commemoration for courtesy and civil behavior. On the other hand, I’m sorry that courtesy and civil behavior are … Continue reading

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