• The Best Years of Whose Lives?

    Two days ago, my phone rang.  It was a client calling to tell me that an angel had saved her granddaughter during the shooting in Las Vegas.  She was crying on the phone, in a strange combination of pure joy and utter depression. She was asking the question we are all asking these days; “What […]
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  • Like a Fox Guarding The Hen House

    This can’t be happening.  Now there is now another way for my clients to lose their money and their identities and it isn’t even because of some fraudster.  No, this time, the “perp” is a legitimate business failing miserably to protect its “people”.  I’m speaking, of course, about the Equifax breach. For 35 years, I’ve […]
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  • When All Lives Matter

    I recently took a few weeks off to clear my head. Lately, we have been inundated with the worst news; Charlottesville, Hurricane Harvey, and now Irma.  The fear is palpable in the air: is this the beginning of the end? Just when you think it can’t get any worse, we see people rushing to offer […]
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  • It Was a Dark and Gloomy Night

    It seems the world has been full of bad news these days and I see it when my clients come into my office.  Everyone is depressed, sullen, and cranky; myself included.  We’re beating ourselves up daily when we read the paper, watch the news, or walk down the street and see the frustration on people’s […]
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  • Cupid May Not Live On The Internet

    Recently I met with a client and she was all atwitter over the status of her love life and her new beau.  She couldn’t wait to tell me that her life had completely changed and she’d met the man of her dreams…all in the course of two weeks. So I asked, “Is he handsome?  Is […]
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  • The Toughest Guy In The House

    I love old movies, especially old Westerns.  I love the tough guys – not the actor who plays the tough guy on screen, but the actual tough guys.  Lee Marvin, with the gravelly voice, sustained an injury during World War II, or Charles Bronson’s icy stare, also a veteran of World War II; now those […]
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  • I’M MAD AS HELL (AGAIN) AND I WON’T TAKE IT ANYMORE

    I saw another news story today about a caregiver who left her client, a diabetic, and went to Las Vegas for a vacation – with the client’s money. How does this happen? Doesn’t anyone check to see who we’re leaving in charge of our family members? We check on everything these days; our credit, our […]
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  • When TV Dinners Were High Tech

    Recently, a favorite client of mine came into my office filled with rage. Over what, you might ask?  She just yelled, pointed her finger, and made the usual gestures for 10 minutes…over a parking space! When I asked why, she responded “just because.” Wow, is this the new “normal” conversation for 2017?  My 75-year old […]
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  • So, When Are You Going to Retire?

    Wow, again this week, one of my clients asked me that question. Holy moly, do I look that bad? I ran to the mirror to get some sort of reading that decrepitude had taken over. Nothing has really changed since I looked in the mirror. No sudden hair loss, sagging jowls or precipitous hair growing […]
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  • DAGNABBIT

    It’s been a long-time coming, but it came. I remember when I turned 50 and received an invitation to become a member of AARP. I hid the invitation. I didn’t want to go to that party. I was too young, still too full of myself. A senior? Forget it! Last week, while checking out of […]
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