Chocolate Calms the Traveler

Traveling at this time of year can add to the stress of the holiday season.  Full flights, full airports, delays and weather can take the fun out of the adventure.  But the stress we feel during a turbulent flight can be even worse.  How to cope?  AFAR magazine recently posted an article How to Find Your Chill on a Turbulent Flight http://www.afar.com/magazine/how-to-find-your-chill-on-a-turbulent-flight?email=lanie%40worldwiseonline.net&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=turbulent%20flight&utm_term=Daily%20Wander%20Newsletter ...

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Presidential Elections – Not Just in the US

If you live here in the United States you are most likely counting the days until the election is over.  Many of us are exhausted by debates, mail, and television ads.   It seems we’ve been enduring the build up to this election for four years. President Obama was elected, inaugurated and minutes later the primary battles began.  But we’re almost done and...

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Presidential Elections – Not Just in the US

If you live here in the United States you are most likely counting the days until the election is over.  Many of us are exhausted by debates, mail, and television ads.   It seems we’ve been enduring the build up to this election for four years. President Obama was elected, inaugurated and minutes later the primary battles began.  But we’re almost done and...

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How to List an Honoree’s Name When He/She Is The Honorable (Full Name)?

How do I write the name of an honoree who was our mayor. Is he Mr. (Full Name), Former Mayor (Full Name) or The Honorable (Full Name)?   — Ken Dear Ken, Former US elected officials continue to be officially listed as The Honorable for life. Since there’s a new mayor this former official is no longer the mayor anymore. “Former mayor” identifies him, but is not a form...

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French fries: Universal food?

Are what we, in the US, call French fries a universal food?  Read through Afar magazine's article “13 Ways to Eat Fries Around the World” a sampling of how French fries are represented around the world and then decide.You’ll find Curry fries in Ireland, fries with fish in the UK, with eggs in an omelet in Tanzania.  For fries with history look to...

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How to Address a Retired US Ambassador?

How do I address a retired American Ambassador?  He was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service so he was a diplomat for a long time before he was an ambassador.            — Carol Bentley How do I address someone who served as an American Ambassador?  He was a close personal friend of The President and served for four years.            — Keith Inge Dear Ms. Bentley & Mr....

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Happiest Countries, Happiest People

Who measures Gross National Happiness?   Only one country in the world, Bhutan, has officially adopted gross national happiness instead of gross domestic product as their main development indicator. But don’t think that indicates a lack of interest happiness as a measure of development and progress of countries at a global, governmental level. Beginning in 2012 the United...

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Bill Clinton: What to Call Him If He Becomes the “First Husband”

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ When Bill Clinton first won the presidency, the form of address used for him and the first lady, Hillary, was as follows:      The President and Mrs. Clinton This form of address fits into the traditional formula in writing: The President and Mrs. (Surname) and in conversation:  Mr./Madam President and Mr./Mrs. (Surname). If Hillary Clinton wins...

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Bill Clinton: What to Call Him If He Becomes the “First Husband”

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ When Bill Clinton first won the presidency, the form of address used for him and the first lady, Hillary, was as follows:      The President and Mrs. Clinton This form of address fits into the traditional formula in writing: The President and Mrs. (Surname) and in conversation:  Mr./Madam President and Mr./Mrs. (Surname). If Hillary Clinton wins...

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Bill Clinton: What to Call Him If He Becomes the “First Husband”

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ When Bill Clinton first won the presidency, the form of address used for him and the first lady, Hillary, was as follows:      The President and Mrs. Clinton This form of address fits into the traditional formula in writing: The President and Mrs. (Surname) and in conversation:  Mr./Madam President and Mr./Mrs. (Surname). If Hillary Clinton wins...

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