Leonard Baer's Blog

Don’t Leave Home Without It

Don’t Leave Home Without It

All of us possess the most deadly, effective concealed weapon there is….it does not matter how old you are, what physical condition you are in, whether you are overweight or underweight. It has no prerequisites to carry it…. you do not need to take any courses, nor do you need a permit.

My Father Reviewed Movies

My Father Reviewed Movies

Wow, what a fun job to have, reviewing new movies that just came out……going to the movies every week with your father to see the newest and exciting new films…westerns, musicals, romantic drama. Can you imagine a little kid describing his adventures at the movies during show and tell?

When Everyone Has Gone Home

When Everyone Has Gone Home

I recently made a condolence call to the wife of one of my clients. Her house was full of friends and family who were doing their best to help the grieving widow. Some brought food, others flowers while the children sat nearby to comfort their mother. It was a normal...

Crossing the Line in the Sand

Crossing the Line in the Sand

Usually I talk about my clients and some of the problems that they face. It can be dating online, making sure that someone doesn’t snatch your purse or wallet, or the latest scammer that is out to steal every dime we have. So, I thought how about I talk about me? ...

Some Look For Sun, Others See Shadows

Some Look For Sun, Others See Shadows

I am constantly amazed when I speak with clients, both men and women who have suffered losses that are life changing. Many have shown a resilience and tenacity that go beyond the written word. What motivates them to get out of bed, go to a grocery store, and just do a...

Getting Older Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Handle the Basics

Getting Older Doesn’t Mean We Can’t Handle the Basics

Getting older does not mean we cannot handle the basics.  We don’t need help. We don’t need our kids to come with us; we don’t need a friend to come with us. We’ve done these tasks all our lives and we still can. Just prepare by thinking about what you need and writing it down.

The 10 Year Old Who Could…And Did!

The 10 Year Old Who Could…And Did!

After a meeting with a client last week, my client asked, “You really are passionate about this—how did you get started?” I thought for a moment and responded that I was 10 years old when I knew what I wanted to do. I lived in a town of about 70,000 people in upstate...

A Phone Call I Missed

A Phone Call I Missed

I’m reaching an age where “my people” are leaving. In most situations, saying good byes are not possible. We are not near them all the time; maybe it’s been a while since we’ve seen them……or maybe life has just gotten in the way and we forget……but you know, that does not make me feel better. I missed the phone call and it’s bothering me.