I was recently honored in being able to pull my first tooth. Normally, this privilege is reserved for my wife (the gentle choice), my brother (the popular choice) or the school nurse (the emergency choice). However, this time, my son, Fischer wanted me to pull it...and it made me feel great. So as not to [...]
While I was putting up some Christmas lights today (we're going with the "less is more" approach), I was wondering if there were any laws regulating the use or abuse of lights during the Holiday season. Apparently, in California, there are no restrictions against Christmas lights, as long as you don't live in San Diego [...]
Pontoon by Garrison Keillor - Not bad. Funny at parts. Clever. He's one of my favorite writers and I'll read anything he writes. This one isn't one of his best. Bluebird Rising by John DeCure - just finished it. This author writes good novels about a surfing lawyer living in the OC. unchristian by David [...]
Tomorrow, our country will celebrate Veteran's Day...a day to thank and remember those who have served in any of the branches of our military. Today, our church recognized and applauded the 20 or so Veterans who were present at the service. It was a lengthy applause...appropriately so. My Dad is a veteran. He was drafted [...]
Have you done your estate planning...Wills, Trust, Power of Attorney for financial matters, Power of Attorney for Health Care? Where do you keep your original documents? Do you have a list of all of your bank accounts, investment accounts and retirement accounts? Have you designated who gets "specific gifts" (the things us kids will fight [...]
The family tree changes (marriages, births, deaths, divorce) Children turn 18 Starting a new business Changing jobs Entering Retirement Facing a serious illness Buying Life Insurance Moving out of California Purchasing real property or time shares Wanting to make charitable gifts Changing your mind about distributions Your Trustees/Executors/Guardians move away
Abby Halen Kiera Larssen Malorie Taylor These 6 special girls make up The Bunnies. Twice a week, we get together to play soccer. Sometimes, I am the coach. Most of the time, the collective will of the girls is the coach. When we gather as a team, I enjoy being reminded that, often, the obvious [...]
I had a lengthy conversation with a financial adviser today. He was telling me about a family that had put off seeking the advice of an attorney several years ago, at the time of the Dad's death, so as to save some money. Sadly, this family is now dealing with Mom's dementia and they wish [...]
I had a great lunch today, alongside another coach, watching Man U destroy Dynamo Kiev 4-0. I recommend that everyone try calling a time out from work and doing something that normally does not belong in a workday.
This is my first blog entry. This is what I look like, although in person, my baldness is much more evident. I hope this blog speaks to you in a way that you were not expecting. Enjoy.