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Amuse Bouche: Fairy Princess to Wise One

(Republished from The Fifth Chapter Blog, original date 8/4/11) My group of friends and I find ourselves discussing our fear of entering the 5th Chapter more often than I would like to admit. We have talked about the various stages while we watch our children grow and our parents age.           1st Chapter: Fairy Princess/Super…
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Moving Closer?

(Republished from The Fifth Chapter Blog, original date 7/14/11) My mother turned 75 today. Later, we will celebrate her creativity, vibrant energy, health & well-being by attending an art reception at a gallery showing some of her paintings. She rides a bike, swims laps and hikes, a lot! She keeps her mind healthy with meditation and prayer. Ever…
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The Fifth Chapter of Life

(Republished from The Fifth Chapter Blog, original date 7/11/11) Various writers on the stages of life offer different perspectives depending upon the purpose of their prose. Some are tied to age categories; others to poetry. Each provides some insights. For instance, Shakespeare in his play, “As You Like It”, describes seven stages of life and the last…
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Married… With Children… and Conservator

At the 2018 Legal Assistance for Seniors Conference on Elder Abuse this past month, I was honored to be selected to speak on a panel presentation about the issues surrounding a Conservatorship when the Conservatee is married. As you might imagine, this is a tricky scenario for both the professional fiduciary and family. Although, often,…
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