“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” (Margaret Thatcher)

Originally published April 3, 2017 Margaret Thatcher hardly needs an introduction. She led the Conservative Party in Britain from 1975-1990, and was the first woman to ever serve as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She served longer than any other British prime minister in the twentieth century, and has been described as one of […]

“Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting.” (Elizabeth Bibesco)

Originally published March 5, 2018 Who was Elizabeth Bibesco? Elizabeth Bibesco was born Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy Asquith, the daughter of British Prime Minister Herbert Henry Asquith and his second wife, Margot Tennant. Herbert Asquith served as Prime Minister from 1908-1916. Elizabeth was a precocious child and excelled in pursuits far beyond her years. At age […]

“Common sense is not a gift, it is a punishment. Because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it.” (Unknown)

Originally published February 11, 2019 Introduction Sure, this is meant to be clever and humorous. Which it is. But it’s also a serious truth. So let’s take a look. First of all, we should understand that “common sense” does not mean widespread or ordinary as “common” often does. As several smart people have observed, the […]