Ceremonies

I’m sitting in a commencement for the college my son attends.  It’s a small college, humble even.  The ceremony is  being held in the fieldhouse, with overflow seating in the adjoining gym.  And yet, the sense of pride and satisfaction, of spirit and purpose present here could easily rival that of any commencement or graduation […]

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When was the last time …

This can be a fun game to play, similar to the “Never have I ever,” but with a totally different intention.  For the man of style and substance, it is this question that infuses a small amount of adventure into the day. When was the last time you bought flowers for you wife? When was […]

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No April Fool

Practical jokes are seldom practical and, unfortuantely, seldom funny.  As a result and rule, I typically shy away from April Fools Day shenanigans. However, for those who enjoy them, a few things a gentleman is wise to remember. First, the goal should.be laughter for all, never laughter at the expense of another.  If someone must […]

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Add one

Last time, we spoke of making room.  Today, let’s discuss how to handle that new space. Take careful stock of what now makes up your wardrobe.  When I do this, I try to think in groups;  pants, shorts, long and short sleeve shirts, slacks and coats, suits, outerwear etc.  Rarely do I find myself saying […]

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Making room

Whenever the seasons change, two things happen.  First, advertising and promotion begins for the upcoming season.  Second, clothing from the previous season goes on sale.  Between these two movements, this can be the perfect time or sprucing up a wardrobe. Before taking advantage of the deals and steals available at this time, perhaps the best […]

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Taking the High Road

Current trends in society could lead us to believe that a cutting and critical wit is a sure sign of intelligence and insight.  The repartee portrayed on stage and screen often shows the jokester as the star.  While that may work well in scripted television and movies, it often doesn’t work as well in real […]

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Valentine’s day is over …

For most of the world, Valentine’s Day is treated as either an excuse to be emotional and romantic or as a commercialized excuse for silly expressions of devotion that may or may not be genuine.  For the MOSAS readers, however, nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, if you have a significant someone […]

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