Is “Dear” dead?

  Cynthia Lett was quoted along with other prominent etiquette teachers, by Bob Greene, in this article published today on CNN online.  What do you think?  Is the salutation “Dear” dead?  Do you disagree with any of the experts’ opinions?     http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/29/opinion/greene-dear-dead/  

Sidewalk Etiquette

By Kathleen Baines, Columnist on November 1, 2010 Our generation has lost most forms of etiquette — it’s a bold claim, albeit a true one. I have my own theories as to why this decline happened — the substitution of old-fashioned methods of child-rearing with the “I’m your buddy, not your parent” model, the refusal […]

A few new quotes

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It’s how true friends talk. – Peggy Noonan, Author and Columnist Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. – Ernest Benn (1887-1954), Publisher A person who can’t lead and won’t follow makes […]