Recently, I have been writing articles inspired by the vacation my wife and I took this summer.  We went to Colorado.  While there, I thought about how much I wished that I could be joined by my dad and my stepfather. 

When I was about 10 years old, my folks divorced.  Later, my mom married Andy, my...

My wife and I were headed to Colorado.  At the last minute (like 4 p.m.), we decided to take two sets of twin box springs and mattresses with us.  I put them in the trailer and “tied down” everything, including two antiques.  I checked the weather and saw that we had a clear weather forecast, as long as we st...

A few weeks ago, I related to you that my wife and I went on vacation in August for a couple of weeks.  We took the trip to Colorado, and then we had various friends and family come out and visit us there.  It was a no-television vacation.  I did a lot of cooking, relaxing, and reflecting.  

The...

My wife and I took a couple of weeks off in late August.  We went to Colorado and over the two weeks, we had various family and friends come out to visit us.  It was very relaxing with no television (and all the noise and anxiety that it creates).  


I always find that when I go on vacation it gives...

I am getting to the age that sometimes I look back on my life at the all the twists and turns.  I know that all my “experiences” helped make me who I am today, and I am sure I am a better person for it.  But, I really do not think I would want to go back and relive those events again.  


I do not wan...

I am writing this article as I am waiting to get a rim fixed on my car.  I tried to get away for a short weekend to do some hiking in Colorado.  Along the way, I hit a pothole, bent my rim, and I am now grounded and am being forced to stay an extra day in Colorado.  It would not be so bad except that I am gro...

A few years ago I had a family come see me.  They did not have a terribly unusual situation, but had some good goals in mind.  I had a good but complicated plan outlined for them.  At the end of the meeting, I had the feeling that they were just “fishing” for information.  


Long term planning,...

I have related that my journey into elder law began with caring for my grandmother. It would be nice if I could say we made all the right decisions at all the right times.  But, that would be untrue.


When I started taking care of my grandmother (she was 88), she was living in her own home in Fort Worth,...

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My journey into helping families with chronic illness took an unusual path.  My grandmother was widowed in 1984.  She was about 70 at the time.  Soon after, we built an apartment onto her home where my mom could oversee her care.  My grandmother was actually doing fairly well.  My mom was still working, and t...