Spark Joy

Spark Joy

What brings you joy?  We have all had a long time to ponder this question in the last year and I think it is one that is worthy of our collective pondering.  I’m not necessarily talking about what you missed the most in this last year, which is a great question and...

Why Video?

Why Video?

It is no secret that 2020 has shaken the foundational nature of how businesses operate. Change has become a staple in not just our line of work but in everyday life. This year we want to change that narrative by offering a new way to connect and communicate: video....

How to Make a Wealth Transfer Plan

How to Make a Wealth Transfer Plan

Baby boomers are already in the throes of the most significant wealth transfer in history. Over the next 25 years, they are expected to leave $68 trillion in wealth to their heirs. But you don't need to be older to need a wealth transfer plan, nor do you need a large...

Freedom in a Basket

Freedom in a Basket

Recently, I came into the possession of my very first family heirloom.  Long story short, my mom needed to move to a new location and as a consequence she reluctantly had to offload a few more items for us to store.  Since we are packrats and seem to be unable to...

Hugs, Handshakes, and a Cup of Coffee

Hugs, Handshakes, and a Cup of Coffee

I have previously written and I know it to be true that we will return to normal at some point in time.  That point seems elusive right now and I feel like a runner approaching the finish line of a marathon only to learn that they have added an indefinite number of...

Best Books of 2020

Best Books of 2020

Nothing like a global pandemic to want to escape in a good book.  You know I read a lot, but in 2020 I exceeded even my own expectations and eclipsed my goal of reading fifty books by reading 60 in one year.  I found it to be a wonderful way to escape the barrage of...

End of Year Gratitudes

End of Year Gratitudes

2020 has been an unforgettable year in many ways, but today I would like to take a minute and share what we are grateful for as we head into the new year. I am truly grateful for each client...     ...

Chicken in the Hall – A Finley Update

Chicken in the Hall – A Finley Update

This year marked a year of many changes, but one in particular with our family.  We got a dog.  Finley Beans was introduced to our family (and to this audience) in May after searching for something to which could help bring brightness and joy to our family during all...

I am Writing a Novel this Month

I am Writing a Novel this Month

You may not be aware of this, but starting this month there are hundreds of thousands of people participating in the crazy idea of writing a novel in a month.  The NaNoWrimo movement began about 15 years ago by a nut who wanted to write.  He did not set out to draw...

Election Prediction

Election Prediction

I cannot for the life of me remember a time in our country’s history when politics were more divisive than they are right now.  Never have the sides been so clearly drawn.  You are either with us or against us.  On our side or opposed to us.  The middle is a sweet...

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