Juxtapose

While sitting in church this last Sunday, listening to the Palm Sunday sermon, the significance of this juxtaposition that occurs in so many areas of life struck me. In the Christian faith, this week is a time where the excitement and joy of togetherness and celebration is juxtaposed with the devastation of loss. Conflicting thoughts …

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Motive

Whenever I have multiple motives I get off course.  The actions that come easy to me are the ones where my motive is so clear and the decision is made so easily that it does not even feel like I was making a decision.  It feels like I just take the action. Last week Noah …

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Building Connection – Can Estate Planning Improve Relationships?

Caroline has been weeding out old pictures. There’s a good reason for it: we don’t have much room and the picture books are falling apart. But looking through old pictures of family and friends can stir bittersweet feelings of love and loss. Mad Men’s Don Draper had it right: family pictures spin us “around and …

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Remembering . . .

Last Tuesday was the first anniversary of my brother’s death and Saturday was his birthday. His wife (I still have trouble with “widow”) threw a party at the last restaurant he managed – Monty’s in the Grove. It was a lovely party with family and friends. Last year, right after Michael’s death, his best friend …

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