• Like Shooting Phish In a Barrel

    We’re all busy getting prepared for the holidays, watching Hallmark movies, watching more Hallmark movies, and some even watching actual snowflakes; but there is also the Grinch, literally trying to steal our Christmas out from under the Christmas tree. Phishing is not a sport, or the summer afternoon of the quiet stream, and landing the […]
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  • Black Friday Is Coming

    I’ve written several blogs on how seniors need to be prepared, but sometimes we forget and go on ‘automatic.’ Hey, it happens to me too. The holidays are no exception. My senior clients are bursting at the seams to celebrate “Black Friday” – and they may be unaware of potential scams. I’ve talked about scams, […]
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  • A Room with a View – Who’s Kidding

    We know we should speak up, or at least mildly protest something that is bothering us. We do it all the time…. when we speak with family, colleagues, and friends, but how come when it comes to services, we keep mum? A room with a view; mine came with a view of air conditioner compressors […]
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  • Why Accept Crumbs

    How often in our lives do we have the same conversation over and over with ourselves; I wish I had said this, or I should have done or would have done that?  We repeat this to ourselves or to our patient spouses who have heard this same old story over and over. We accept crumbs, […]
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  • Then, There is YouTube

    I’m sitting here watching the television coverage of a hurricane that’s about to sneak up on my back door. I switch channels and hear politicos of all “denominations and faiths” spend hours upon hours screaming at each other about minutiae found in someone’s past when they were in the third grade and wrote something stupid. […]
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  • The Questions We Never Asked

    I had an interesting conversation with a client the other day while preparing documents for her. We started talking about her family and her childhood but she did not seem to know much about her parents and almost nothing about her grandparents. She became embarrassed and simply replied, “I never asked them that question.” It […]
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  • Who You Gonna Call

    A story has been circulating on the Internet, regarding a young woman who had the presence of mind, to call 112 on her cell phone, when she was being stopped by a “police officer” on a lonely street. So, clients have been asking me, “What’s up with this?” or as their children may ask, “Wassup?”. […]
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  • Patience and The Menu Option…. An Oxymoron

    I’m a big fan of the comic strip, Peanuts, and the wonderful character, Lucy. I love when she sits in front of what looks like a lemonade stand, with a sign, that says, “The Doctor is in… Well Lucy, I need you now. Usually, I’m the one trying to relax clients that come into my […]
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  • Getting Hosed Filling Up

    It’s summer, wow the open road, top down on the convertible, picnics, barbecues, the beach. As they say, “the living is easy”. What could be better than a car filled with gas and our destination is ……..wherever. Remember when the gas station was called a “filling station”? I’m old enough to remember that you pulled […]
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  • ATM – A LOTTA TROUBLE ABOUT MONEY

    It’s a dark and stormy night…. there’s a mist and just a slight glow of illumination. In that glow, there is a small structure standing alone, and I move slowly and carefully toward it. Holy moly, its an ATM. I must be nuts looking to get money from a machine all alone and in the […]
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