Know your limits. Aging parent.

As I shared a few months ago, my siblings and I are going through the motions once again of what to do with an aging parent. This time, it is our father. He is 74-years old and dealing with some harsh outcomes from years of making poor health decisions. Suffice it to say, if you … Continue reading Know your limits. Aging parent.

Limited Offer – Estate Plan Special!

We are extending our estate plan special through the end of 2020, on a limited basis, first come, first serve. Because our trial calendars are getting back to normal, Bill and I will be limiting new client intake to just four clients per week. Every package includes: telephone consultation with attorney, last will & testament, … Continue reading Limited Offer – Estate Plan Special!

Two National Police Reform Bills – Which is better?

There are two police reform bills currently in the United States Congress. The first is the "George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020" (actual bill available here) and the other is the "Just and Unifying Solutions To Invigorate Communities Everywhere Act of 2020" or "JUSTICE Act" (text available here) for short here is a quick difference of the two:

Just stop. You sound like an idiot.

I have heard more about "riots," supporting law enforcement, and preserving "our history" than I care to. It is obnoxious. Riots! Folks, what has occurred in the days after George Floyd's death and public demonstrations are FAR from "riots." If you need to be reminded of what a riot looks like, there is a documentary … Continue reading Just stop. You sound like an idiot.

Can we stop? And take a breath?

This is some scary stuff - no question. The Director of the Ohio Department of Health has announced there are over 100,000 Ohioans who have likely been infected (NBC4). There is no stopping or avoiding the Coronavirus, but rushing out to the grocery store and treating your anxiety with toilet paper isn't going to help … Continue reading Can we stop? And take a breath?

When do my parents need to go to a nursing home?

As my father ages, my sisters and I are, once again, collaborating on how to "solve" the problems. When do we need to move him to a nursing home? What to Evaluate? The short answer is the existing dwelling and the person's ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL's). We can delay a move … Continue reading When do my parents need to go to a nursing home?

Hacks for Your Aging Parent

Here are some things you should consider for your aging parent: Grab Bars, Grab Bars, Grab Bars Did I mention grab bars? Bathrooms are a huge fall risk! Depending on the shower design (walk-in versus tub/shower combo), you'll need some outside the shower, insider the shower, and near the camode as well. The other place … Continue reading Hacks for Your Aging Parent

First Year of Assisted Living Costs – Columbus, Ohio

It is the beginning of 2020 and I'm looking over the financials. My household, the firm finances, and Mom's finances - I guess it is just that time of year. One of the biggest safeguards against self-dealing, or a fiduciary misappropriating funds, is the disclosure of information - particularly to beneficiaries. This is the reasoning … Continue reading First Year of Assisted Living Costs – Columbus, Ohio

A series of spectacular failures.

In the Spring, I cut a piece of plywood into about 400 pieces. For some reason or another, the visual, when plywood is turned on its side, is appealing to me. I layed the pieces out into a herringbone pattern and glued everything up. It took... forever. Here is the top after sanding, filling voids, … Continue reading A series of spectacular failures.

The Joker – Powerful Depiction of Living with Mentally Ill Parent

I went and saw The Joker this weekend in theaters. I was aware of the reviews. It wasn't a film that I had planned to see, nor is it one I would watch again. It lacked a "feel good" moment. There is no hero, and frankly, it is sad. In spite of this, the movie … Continue reading The Joker – Powerful Depiction of Living with Mentally Ill Parent