Confessions of a Pack Rat

Confessions of a Pack Rat

I don’t know how it happened; I just know what it feels like to come out in the open with my secret.  I don’t think I am a hoarder, and I suppose that is just what a hoarder may say, it’s just that I may be sentimental… maybe too sentimental.  I have mementos from our...

Greatest Generation

Greatest Generation

When I started in this profession, it was the late eighties and the people I was helping were just entering retirement.  Of course, this makes sense, and I have continued to help assist people make the transition from work to retirement.  What was unique about the...

A National Redirect

A National Redirect

As a parent, I have learned a very valuable skill which I familiarly refer to as a “redirect.”  Of course, this only works on young children whose attention is easily shifted.  I have not tried it on twenty-somethings, but I have watched the caregivers that take care...

Finley

Finley

It appears that global pandemics cause people to behave in a crazy fashion.  There are endless examples, of which I will not recall for you; they are much less important than how this pandemic caused our family to behave strangely.  Being a clever person (and seeing...

Resilient

Resilient

Humans are incredibly adaptive and resilient.  We can adjust with a change of surroundings quite easily and this pandemic is another example of how we can adapt.  We were instructed to social distance, stay home, flatten the curve, mask up, and many other changes in...

One For The Record Books

One For The Record Books

As far as the stock market goes, April 2020 will be one for the record books.  It was the single best month in the stock market since 1987.  I bet you didn’t know that.  I know it does not feel like it was the best month in the stock market since big shoulder pads,...

My First Global Pandemic

My First Global Pandemic

I must admit, this is my first global pandemic.  I am not sure what the proper protocol is for behavior and am doing the best I can to process all the information I am consuming quicker than I can recall in many years.  I have read an abundance of articles, from a...

Brian’s Barbery Returns

Brian’s Barbery Returns

I suppose most every household has had a pair of clippers around at one time or another. Growing up I distinctly remember my dad perching me on a tall stool (reserved only for this activity), pinning a sheet around my neck, and hearing the hum of the clippers once he...

The Genuineness of Mr. Rogers

The Genuineness of Mr. Rogers

I am a proud fan of Mr. Rogers.  There, I said it, and I am not ashamed.  I spent a fair amount of time in front of the television as a child and truly enjoyed watching Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.  He is an icon and a visionary in the way he tried to speak directly to...

What’s New?

What’s New?

Literally, what’s new? I don’t mean how are you doing, how are you holding up? What I mean is - what have you discovered about yourself in these last several weeks? Have you tried anything new, developed a new skill, or started dabbling in something that has always...

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