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National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

OK so some of these ‘months’ ‘weeks’ and ‘days’ are getting a little too numerous and out there, but I think this is one we all should pay at least a little attention to. July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month – as created by some etiquette ‘expert’. It started with cell phones: not turning … Continue reading

Youth Upstages Adults Again

In what appears to be a common occurrence in the world of manners, once again a youth has upstaged adults in a display of selflessness and honor. In a major league baseball game a young man received a ball meant for another fan and realizing the erroneous bounce of the ball gave the ball to … Continue reading

Well Mannered Kid Equals Well-Met Man

A friend on a social network recently posted an article on the 25 Manners Every Kid Should Know By Age 9, and noted that adults should know them too. I wholeheartedly concur and wonder, for adults lacking – did they never learn, or did they forget or unlearn them? In the list are the usual … Continue reading

Netiquette 101: People Read This Stuff

I swear sometimes I think people think the net, web, social media, whatever you want to call, is more like a personal bulletin board than the very public freely accessible vehicle that it is. It is as if they think that their post will only be read by people they know or like and forget … Continue reading

The Well-Met Gentleman’s Code is Up

The first draft of a perpetual document is up now – the Well-Met Gentleman’s code. My four basic rules with a brief description are selected and for each I have compiled just the beginning of lists of quotes and references on practicing each one – there are far wiser people than me that we can … Continue reading

If You Can…

Found another great ‘gentleman’ quote today, this one by the Dalai Lama: If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them. This repeats the messages of philanthropy, manners, and hints at the ethic of reciprocity. It also reminds me of the traditional message we have gotten from mothers … Continue reading

Appreciating and Celebrating Women

Today is International Women’s Day, and it marks the 100th anniversary of the observation. Beyond just being a good person, one of the main things that makes a true gentleman is showing appreciation and respect for women, so this is a perfect day to do just that. Start with the women in your life – … Continue reading

Ethic of Reciprocity

The quote of the day today is a great quote that speaks directly to being a Gentleman: “If you want trust, trust others. If you want respect, respect others. If you want help, help others. If you want love and peace in your life, give them away. If you want great friends, be one. … Continue reading

The Organic Commandment

Today I went to the Milwaukee Art Museum with friends and their boys to see a Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit. Always good to see Mr.  Wright’s work and not just his visual, but also his philosophical ideas. This is one of my favorites – I have a t-shirt of it and also a card with … Continue reading



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