I err on the side of honesty. I've never done this before, this blogging thing. But I think this blog will be a merging of my two worlds: journalism and etiquette. I've missed writing, so I'm excited to get to write about a subject I love. According to the Queen Mother of the etiquette world, Dorothea Johnson of the Washington School of Protocol, etiquette actually was borne out of the English aristocracy's horror watching the French Revolution unfold at the end of the 18th century. The English decided they didn't want the default of human behavior to become the norm, so rules and guidelines for interaction with others became widely used. Fundamentally the rules of etiquette guide us in our dealings with other people and serve to put others first. In a society which widely these days has become "me-centered" I think there's a place for etiquette. Thanks for reading and let me know if any of you ever have any questions!