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The Truth About Lifetime Spousal Support

By Don Schweitzer When actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced their plans for divorce in June, the significance of their 10-year marriage became the focus of media attention. In…

Dorothy’s Place: Attic Treasures

By Dorothy Denne The attic of my aunt’s farm house contained a wealth of treasures for children’s imaginations. My cousins and I could form a terrific music group. One of…

Dorothy’s Place: Mail Order Magic

By Dorothy Denne Catalogs galore in the mailbox. It’s mail order magic time. First is a roll-on product for ladies that promises you can say good-bye to unsightly, unwanted hair.…

Estate Planning for Your Digital Legacy

By Alexandra Smyser What Happens to Your Digital Presence When You’re Incapacitated or Dead? I recently met a couple who were both digital artists. They each had their own computers…

In The Waiting Room

By Nick Kipley The mentally disabled man sitting in the wheelchair pukes into hospital-issue green-plastic vomit bag held open at spittoon-width by a green-plastic ring and his mother pats him…

The Case for “Vape” (E-cigarettes)

By Nick Kipley Last week, California Sen. Mark Leno filed Senate Bill 140. If ratified into law, it would combine the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes with the pre-existing…

Three Keys to Strengthening Your Financial Resolve in 2015

It takes a lot of practice (and willingness) to become a champion of responsible spending and saving to meet your long-term goals. If you’re a bit out of shape in…

Leadership Keys

Effective leadership is critical to the health and success of an organization. The question is, with so many books and articles about leadership, what behaviors are the most important? Research…

The First Time I Saw Paris

by Dorothy Denne I’m currently reading David McCullough’s The Greater Journey (Americans in Paris). It reminds me of the first time I saw Paris. McCullough writes about a number of…

It Ain’t Easy

by Dorothy Denne Oh Gawd. The sun is up. A new morning is starting. Time to get out of bed. Okay, body: try real hard; you can do it; you…

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