Welcome to My Blog

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

Posted in Uncategorized

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Dementia and Legal Capacity

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Mysteries and the End of Life

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Elder Law & Estate Planning Current Developments

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,

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Elder Law & Estate Planning Current Developments

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

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Solo Attorney Estate Plan Resources

The Importance of Solo and Small Firm Attorney Disability and Estate Planning- part 1

Well, it seems my Solo Attorney Estate Plan posts are few and far between!  Strange when I consider that I have usually presented on the topic at continuing legal education (CLE) programs at least a couple times a year.  I’m

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Solo Attorney Estate Plan Resources

People Die Every Day, It’s Perfectly Safe – Why Would I Need a Guide?!

This is a picture taken outside my favorite fry bread restaurant, in Bluff, Utah.  The Navajo Twins, the rock formation depicted (and name of the restaurant), is named for the hero monster-slayers from the Navajo creation story.   Their story

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Mysteries and the End of Life

Part II of Law and Culture’s Response to Death: Where Do We Put Our Dead?

  This is a continuation of my previous post about “where do we put our dead?” but I am in fact beginning at the end (depending on how you look at it of course!) with the aspect of dying and

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Change is the Only Constant

Law’s Response to Death: Where Do We Put Our Dead and Where Do They Go?

After a couple weeks off from blogging I am back.  No, they weren’t actually planned that way, these things do happen and I do my best to regard these occurrences as kairos!  The word “cemetery” has many different meanings and

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Mysteries and the End of Life

Whose Death is it Anyway?

When I was putting together the outline for this post, I thought of the title “a death of one’s own” and so I tried googling that.  I found a video on vimeo from Bill Moyers from 2000.  It struck me

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Mysteries and the End of Life