Be Afraid. Very Afraid.
Please pay attention to this article. There is a lot going on right now in the evolution of internet software and technology. All of it is incredibly complex, so most of us have little chance of really understanding what is going on and where it is taking us.
“Making the Most of Maturity” is the tagline of ElderAuthority. For those of you who are seeking the best quality of life possible as you get older, please take steps now to safeguard… More
Be Afraid. Very Afraid.
Hunkering Down Through Winter
This has been the coldest and snowiest winter many of us have experienced–me included. The unrelenting cold with unwelcoming roads and sidewalks inspire many of us to just hunker down and wait for this time to pass.
One of my goals of the week was to wrangle my taxes into some sort of manageable form. To do this kind of work I lock myself away for days until I emerge with the beast vanquished. I turn into a zombie, forgetting to brush my hair,… More
Adjusting to a Harsh Winter
This has been the snowiest winter on record, not only here in Michigan, but in much of the United States. Even the Deep South and Hawaii got snow this year.
I really haven’t minded the weather because I have the right clothes, a working furnace and fireplace, and plenty to keep myself occupied indoors when it is too harsh outside. This Michigan winter is beautiful even when the windchill feels 10, 20, 30, and even 40 degrees below zero. So, I did… More
What Is A Fart?
Flatulence aka “Farting” aka “breaking wind” aka “passing gas” is healthy, albeit socially embarrassing, and everyone does it. The gas producing those farts contains carbon dioxide, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, sometimes methane, and sometimes sulfur [source: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse]. The “average person passes intestinal gas 14 times a day and produces about 1 to 4… More
Legacy Law Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan invited me to a free estate planning seminar this week, and I took the time to go. Because I now live in a different state, I figured it might be a good idea to brush up on my estate law and identify any areas that need updating. It was a well-spent two hours on a snowy Saturday morning.
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During the seminar I remembered that my parents had a couple of false starts when they decided to protect themselves with… More
I was leafing through magazines at the beauty salon today when I came across Raquel, the salon magazine for the Raquel Welch Wig Collection from HairUWear Inc. Silly me, I thought Raquel Welch was the babe in the animal-skin bikini in the movie One Million Years BC. Turns out her image as a sex symbol camouflages a woman of rare talents and true grit.
Raquel Welch: Movie Star
Raquel Welch sought her fortune in Hollywood at age 22 as a single parent of two small children. … More
I don’t have really good dreams very often, but I had one last night. This dream was set in the context of my favorite romantic movie, DANGEROUS BEAUTY. I dreamed that I was the 16th century Venetian courtesan/poet, Veronica Franco, appearing in sumptuous gowns, scene after scene. Even better, a endless line of gallant and wealthy gentleman presented me with fabulous jewels. As I put on each necklace, bracelet, and ring, I kept exclaiming, “It… More
Pensions Becoming Artifacts
The dream of a comfortable retirement is becoming just that…a fading dream. The timeline of the golden age of retirement is quite short, about 110 years:
1889 Germany establishes the first widely available state pension system
1935 The United States introduces Social Security
Post WWII Governments expand pensions
Post WWII Companies offer defined-benefit pensions that pay a guaranteed amount… More