Monthly archives: July 2013
EMPOWERING THE DISABLED WITH UNCONVENTIONAL SOLUTIONS
Charles D. Hammerman
“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
A HOME IS MUCH MORE THAN AN ADDRESS, a place to hang your hat. When we buy a house or sign a leas[...]
PASSING ON PERSONAL PROPERTY—WITHOUT THE ANGST
Linda M. Toga
ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TASKS FACING AN ESTATE’S EXECUTOR is dividing up the personal property that his or her parents accumulated over a lifetime.
Although wills frequently direct the executor to divide personal property “equally[...]
THE YEAR-END HOLIDAYS always hit me like a rum punch of mixed emotions: gratitude and festive fellowship; spiritual wonder and hope; and yes, a dash of melancholy and living metaphor—I’m in the last quarter of life, unless I make it to 100. But like most of my Yolder (young-older) friends, I don’t f[...]
WHAT WAS I THINKING?
I’VE BEEN ASKED WHY, AT AGE 60, I hatched the harebrained idea to start a new theater company. (To be fair, “harebrained” is my adjective.) I might say: Because 60 is just a number; because creativity knows no age limit; because it’s better to stay active than[...]
HOW TO EASE THE HIGH ANXIETY OF MOVING
Donna Quinn and Jeff Stone
WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT, it doesn’t always make sense.
Every year, surveys show that most adults ages 45 and older plan to stay in their current homes for as long as possible, mainly because, well, they’ve grown accustomed to t[...]
NOT A GRAVE STORY
Judy Light Ayyildiz
MOUNT VERNON CEMETERY IN TEAYS VALLEY, West Virginia sprawls gracefully just across the road from a two-story farmhouse. Tons of tombstones fill the postcard gravesite among a green country garden bed tumbling over with primroses, old hanging trees, unprune[...]