Category Archives: Blogosphere

Blue Nile For Back To School — Be It Undergraduate, Graduate, Or “School Of Life”


This post and giveaway are presented in collaboration with Blue Nile Most back-to-school efforts focus on grade-school supplies — pens, notebooks, backpacks — or college dorm furnishings. But the first day of graduate school can feel momentous too, a new job even more so. What might we give, to mark these occasions? I’d be inclined […]

The Profound Impact Of Civility, Or, Saturday Morning at 8:30am


I was at my father’s house last night, he and I were talking. He said, and I paraphrase, “The question of whether evil exists has been central to theology for over 1000 years.” I promise, this was a logical remark, given our conversation. My immediate reaction. “Then since we can’t know about evil, we’ve got […]

Old MBAs Will Make Matrices Out Of Everything, Even The Process Of Learning Style


As you know, I’m in the process of learning about gardens and interiors what I knew about clothes. So I spend a lot of time studying, on the Internet. Information abounds. However, with several decades of adulthood and opinions under my belt, I work at keeping my mind open to new ideas and methodologies. I […]

Happy 4th Of July


Fourth of July Picnic, Rogers, Arkansas. c. 1904 A Very Happy 21st Century 4th To You And Yours!   I’ll be taking my quarterly blog break, see you back here the week of July 12th. May summer treat you well. Share on Facebook Tweet!

Be Careful With That Spam Button Please; Also Some Other Notes And News


A few housekeeping notes! 1. While I’ve switched over to MailChimp, and Privilege emails with links to each week’s posts should be arriving smoothly, if you have a moment, I would to talk about when to use the Spam button in your email client and when to use the Unsubscribe link in the footer of […]

Dressing Up Extreme Casual With A Not-So-Casual Pearl Bracelet


This post is sponsored by The Pearl Source. Thanks guys! It is time for Privilege to give away a few pearls. As I said, back when, I own more than my fair share; earrings, a necklace, a pin. But in setting up this giveaway, I took my cue from pearls that got away, the 3-strand […]

Tea And Epidemics, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:04am


This morning I will be having tea with Maryn McKenna, a journalist and author who specializes in public health, global health and food policy. How did that come to pass? These pages. I urge any of you who think about writing a blog, as long as you can carve out several hours a week and […]

A Privilege Blog Sale Of A Few Beloved But Hardly Used Pieces Of Clothing


Anyone else still working on 2-year old resolutions? I can finally check off “learn eBay.” The pointe shoes sold. Booyah! Next step was to have been Sell Clothes. But I’m changing the plan. Turns out eBay is a community of its own, with particular behaviors. You have to know how to price, how to describe […]

Update: This Morning’s Post On Paint And Tile Is Now Available


Yes, I did post and unpost. Now I’m reposting. Carry on. This time it will stay up, I suspect. Share on Facebook Tweet!

#RememberingLisa, Or, Saturday Morning at 7:52am


I’m going to take a moment in memoriam, if you don’t mind. Lisa Boncheck Adams died yesterday, at the age of 45. She leaves behind a husband and 3 young children. I wrote briefly about her last year, here. Back when I first met Lisa online, 5 or 6 years ago, she was always open […]