I grew up in a village called Immaculate Conception Parish in the 1960’s. We had a fundamental narrative about how life was supposed to be, where your place in the universe was, and a sense of right and wrong. Ultimately this was shattered by a remarkably critical world that tossed that narrative aside without much thought and … More But it is 1978!
Among the self-help books the boomer generation found helpful, apparently, was titled Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. In 286 pages Dr. Grey explains the complex relationship of men and women in terms of planetary bodies, point systems and generalizing about how we react to stress. 7 million copies were sold including one … More Clients are Comets, Lawyers are Planets, Gravity is the Law
What we leave behind on earth is seldom organized. Typically there are unaddressed problems lying in wait for the family when we pass. Take houses for example. Rarely do we find anyone as optimistic as my parents, still living, who at 70 put a 40 year roof on their house. Most of the time the … More The Debris Field of a Life
I came out of the grocery store in Ballard to find tucked into the door handle of my car an advert from a local Psychic. She promises if you phone her she will answer one question without charge. What shall I ask?
I am just off the phone with a woman representing herself to be married to one of the heirs of a will I I have in probate. This is her second call this month, demanding to know where the money is. She made representations about what we had promised which were impossible because we hadn’t … More Where’s The Check!?