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I have a new logo, and I’m pleased to say that the day I purchased it and printed it out, I was able to ask a client what he thought about it, and he immediately recognized it as a tree

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Longevity, Caregiving and the Need for Advance Planning

This Friday (April 24, 2015), I will be speaking at the AARP Colorado Caregiving Symposium at the Arvada Center for Performing Arts.  For that event, I’m looking forward to a “talk show” kind of interactive format designed to engage the

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Elderhood, Exile and Pilgrimage – part two

This is a continuation of my post from last week. . . . (and also a celebration of three enjoyable years of blogging on this WordPress website of mine)! Pilgrimage is also a way of separating oneself, often in the

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Elderhood, Exile and Pilgrimage – part one

I first wrote “old age” in the title instead of elderhood, but thought better of it.  “Old age” can refer to something that is measured chronologically, while “elderhood” is more of a qualitative developmental stage I think. . . Getting

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Competency and Longevity: A Brief Look at the Sorensen decision

Yesterday morning I attended the Colorado Guardianship Association bimonthly education program at Porter Place.  It was an excellent panel on a very interesting topic:  The Sorensen case and issues related to capacity and competency in the context of different types

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Advance Health Care Planning and the Death Taboo

Early on in my blog on this website, I wrote a post entitled Law as a Healing Profession, which included a discussion of a law review article by Mark Glover, author of  “A Therapeutic Jurisprudential Framework of Estate Planning.  So

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Ballroom Dancing, Delight and Dementia Prevention

Say what?  You mean that social dancing makes you smarter?  Why yes, smarter in the sense of maintaining what we’ve got as we grow older.   I liked this article entitled Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter by

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Physical Intimacy and Elders or . . . . Sex in the Nursing Home

Deep within the youth-glorifying part of our culture, right next to the expansive real estate of death denial, is a controversial aspect of our humanity subject to the aging process – the physical intimacy-denying part of our collective conception of

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Part II: Is Physician Assisted Death Coming to Colorado? (Not this year)

This is the continuation of my previous post about the Colorado House of Representative bill on physician assisted death, on the topic “Concerning a Terminally Ill Individual’s Freedom to Make End-of-Life Decisions, a/k/a the “Colorado Death with Dignity Act.” If

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Is Physician Assisted Death Coming to Colorado?

I recently looked at the Colorado House bill 15-1135 on the topic “Terminally Ill Individuals End-of-Life Decisions, a/k/a the “Colorado Death with Dignity Act.”  You can read the January 9, 2015 draft here.  There are, as of February 2, 2015,

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The Importance of Solo and Small Firm Attorney Disability and Estate Planning- part 2

This is part two of the previous post about some of the obstacles as well as rewards of solo and small firm lawyers getting their disability and death plans in place.  In the first part I mentioned I was posting

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