Our governor, Jay Inslee, shut down many of Washington state’s activities again Monday to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. One of the recommendations? Cancel Thanksgiving plans.
One of the articles in our blogging roundup stands out this week. Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty described how he fell while playing golf. He climbed up onto the tee box, and without thinking about it, stepped onto a wet railroad tie. His feet shot out from under him, and boom.
"Mastering others is strength," wrote Lao Tzu, "mastering yourself is true power." Tom Sightings of Sightings Over Sixty refers to this quote as he introduces the articles for our blog roundup this week. Sightings saw an article by someone who was mastering the power in himself. He wrote that for most of his life he had never voted in any elections.
I should have been more prepared. The Australians warned us. The wildfires they experienced during their summer fire season were the worst in history. But here I am. Not only staying home due to covid-19, but now, I have to stay inside due to smoky air from wildfires throughout the West Coast.
Imagine this: a person goes through the trouble of hiring an attorney, making an estate plan, and keeping the plan accessible to their loved ones in an emergency. Then, their loved ones discover a glitch.
If I have learned anything in more than 15 years as an estate planning attorney, it’s that there’s really no such thing as a “normal family.” That’s because every family is beautiful, whether your “family” is your children and grandchildren, beloved nieces and nephews, or a network of close friends.
An estate plan is meant to make life easier for the people you love. You make it for yourself – so you maintain control over your medical decisions and the way your assets are distributed, to protect the legacy you’ve built – but really, it’s about the people you love.
These days, I’m still not going out much. I pick up groceries from my local food coop weekly and order everything else. However, we’re having socially distance, outdoor events to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women the right to vote. It was ratified 100 years ago on Aug. 18, 1920, when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve votes for women. I’m photographing the events, four so far with the fifth and sixth, the final ones, tomorrow. Meanwhile, boomer bloggers are writing about what’s happening in their lives these days:
A big change has occurred in my life. My niece, the Lovely Linda Lee, passed away Feb. 17, 2020. Linda worked as a bank auditor, day trader, and real estate agent. She was really smart and got her master’s degree in economics from the University of Washington.
It’s so upsetting that coronavirus cases are spiking in about 20 states in the USA. I’ve been staying home since early March, and am prepared to stay home more because I’m in the high-risk group. But many people, including President Trump, aren’t wearing face masks. Trump even organized a huge...