Friday, December 23, 2011

Reggie on New York Social Diary Today, Again

Dear Reader, I am pleased as punch to have Reggie's Ten (Little) Rules for Keeping It Together appear today on New York Social Dairy, again.

David Patrick Columbia, the mastermind behind NYSD (along with Jeff Hirsch), published these Rules earlier this year on his marvelous blog (of which I am an avid follower and sometime contributor), and he has re-run them today as one of his year-end collections from the archives of this year's NYSD.

For those of my readers who are not regular readers of NYSD, I urge you to visit it often.  While the party pictures and social histories featured are always lots of fun, DPC also shares with his followers thought-provoking and, at times, moving essays and reflections upon life, growing up, and lessons learned.  As a case in point, I provide you with a link to a recent essay he wrote, titled Christmas as a Kid, about his experience growing up in a household where all was not always jolly during the holidays, but where the Christmas spirit still shone through.  I found it moving, and I believe you will to.

Thank you, DPC!

Image courtesy of NYSD


  1. My husband loves this list, after showing it to him a few months back he actually started to book a haircut every six weeks and he still mutters things like " It's all right, I'm just going to the garden centre, Reggie allows dressing down in that instance" I kid you not!

  2. Merry Christmas, Reggie, and thank you very much for this post. I love your rules and try to follow them. I also love NYSD, but somehow missed the essay by DPC, as I don't check in every day. What a very thoughtful and touching memoir.

  3. Very timely reminder as we welcome a new year & many resolutions.
    Merry Christmas Reggie and the best for 2012.

  4. Having experienced mild (and sometimes more than mild) periods of depression and anxiety in my life, I find these "little" things are often the things that make the difference-- they do indeed help me keep it together, in more than just a superficial way. Thank you Reggie.

  5. I think I've mentioned this before, but NYSD was such a lifeline when I lived in the wilds of Wales. I got it in my inbox every afternoon and it was such a connection to home and things that I knew.


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