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In the last month or so I’ve spoken with a few people that I thought knew their way around a library but was surprised to discover that they may not have known as much as I thought. While … more
  There are lessons we can learn from the disabled if we just pay attention. My son, Jimmy who was brain injured at or shortly after birth (probably from too much anesthesia during a stomach … more
Well the inspiration for this week’s column comes from a conversation I had with a couple of friends I hadn’t seen in quite a while, Carol and Roger Brucher. Carol had asked me if I had … more
Across the Airless Wilds: The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings by Earl Swift (Custom House). Wonderfully enjoyable, exhilarating read (and lots of photos). Everybody old … more
It’s that time of year…graduation parties! This past weekend I was lucky enough to go to a dear friend’s graduation from Liberty High School.(Congrats Zoe!) Her mother, April, … more
      The famous New York Yankee baseball player Yogi Berra once said, “When you see a fork in the road take it.” Known for his malaprops, I wonder how Yogi would … more
Part 10 of 11 WHAT ARE MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON TRUSTS? Even in the most open families, conversation often quiets when two subjects arise: death and money. For both parents and adult children, … more
Part 4 of 4 What to Think About In effect, a living will expresses your wishes and enforces your decisions when you are no longer able to do so, for yourself. Far from a token gesture, it is a … more
Part 3 of 4 How Do You Write a Living Will? Get the appropriate form: While many states provide Living Will forms that you can use, you are not required to do so. If it does not fit within your … more
Part 2 of 4 How Do I Prepare to Write a Living Will? 1. Talk to your doctor: Before writing up your Living Will, it is important that you speak with your doctor, ensuring that you clearly … more
Part 1 of 4 During the past weeks, our discussions have been about wills. The difference between a Living Will and a Will is that the Living Will takes care of you as you die, not afterward as a … more
Part 12 of 12 What Terminology Should I Be Aware Of Regarding Wills? Administrator - person appointed or who petitions to administer an estate in an intestate succession. Beneficiary - … more
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