The Etiquette of Artichokes

Roasted Artichokes with Lemon Aioli...more

A Little Civility Thank You

As we live, eat, work, grow and socialize together 24 hours a day, it does make sense we continue to reinforce the basic rules for how to treat one another respectfully....more

It Really Is Bad Form To Floss Your Teeth In Public People!

I was still working on finishing my delicious, romantic dinner with my Lancelot Knight, when I chanced to look over his shoulder at the woman sitting at the next table (obviously with her husband and another couple), I then saw that she was flossing her teeth. Are you kidding me? And then I saw it, something went flying from her mouth and onto the table. Oh-no-you-didn’t! Ugh!! Gasp!!! In an instant I felt myself go green, and the food in my stomach lurched. Please stay down!...more
 @annie.lindley LOL! I love that you gave a number for a trusted hygienist. Thank you!! And I ...more

Manners & Misfits: Reasons to care about wedding etiquette

For a while now, a dominant trend in weddings has been personalization and originality. Wedding vendors have responded with goods and services custom-tailored to suit your retro, rustic, gamer, steampunk, or rockabilly wedding. Even so, the wedding section at your local bookstore is likely filled with books on traditional etiquette. That might seem constraining to conformity-averse couples (I'm half of one myself) who are comfortable bending rules....more

Where are our manners ...

Ever since email, internet and cell phone have been unveiling, we found ourselves doing more and more things at once....more
I must admit for the past one month, I wasn't at my best manner. I have been on my computer ...more

Dating Etiquette: Going to the Theatre

Whether you're going to the movies, the opera, or a school play, there are a few situations that can cause people to (literally!) stumble. Here's how to know when to remain seated, when stand to let others into your row, and whether men or women should sit closest to the aisle:How To Let Others By in Your RowChances are that after you're seated, others will arrive that need to get past you in your row. At any theatre performance you'll see some people stand and others remain seated to let other patrons pass by. So which is correct?...more

Social Media Common Sense for Bloggers

As many know, I made a personal commitment to dig back into my personal blog in 2012 and I’m proud to say that, in my opinion, I’ve done a great job....more
@Jenn_Parker LOL!! You're at least making the effort which is more than I can say for some ;)more

Porn on a Plane: How To Deal With Awkward In-Flight Situations

You squeeze into your row and settle in, your favorite guilty-pleasure magazine in hand. But no sooner have you taken off, leaned back and started to disappear into the article in your hands that an image catches your eye in the monitor of the person immediately beside you. Oh, dear Lord. The person next to you has plans for in-flight relaxation, too, but unfortunately for you, these plans involve watching porn. What do you do? ...more
Wow!  People are a never ending source of amazement!  But if there are wild public porn ...more

Career Networking Etiquette in the Facebook Age

You've probably seen headlines like these: Twitter Gets You Fired in 140 Characters or Less Facebook Photo Convicts School=Aide of Drinking Charge Pennsylvania English Teacher Fired Over Blog Post More and more, people are going online to connect for work, and that goes for people undertaking a new career. ...more
@Soma Sengupta1 Glad you like it! You can continue to get more suggestions from my Facebook ...more

What the Childfree and Single-Child Parents Share

A mother of an only child recently wrote me about the top five "bingos" she has received as a "Done at One," or DAO.  They are more related to what's behind a lot of bingos the childfree get than you might think. Here they are:Top 5 Bingos to the DAO1. You only had ONE child? Why didn't you want more?...more
Love this article.  I have an Only.  This article and the comments have enlightened me and ...more