“Burning Down the House”

Burning house I’m a connections person; I don’t have many original ideas, but I like to think I have a knack for seeing the link between what might be seemingly disparate ideas. So, I’m listening to the radio (which I rarely do), and on comes Burning Down the House by the Talking Heads. Released in 1983 this was part of the group’s fifth album, Speaking in Tongues. For those of you not in the know, speaking in tongues is known as Glossolalia which is a phenomenon in which people appear to speak in languages unknown to them.  Part of the lyrics are:  Continue reading

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What to Do When Mom or Dad (or Both) Move In

Serious Senior Man With Adult Daughter At Home

I am writing this in response to a request made by a blog follower whose elderly mother just moved in with her. If you have issues you would like addressed please let us know, and if I can I will try to address them. This said, whether we like it or not, our population is aging. Where I live the latest demographic studies suggest that in 20 years the majority of county residents will be seniors. Moreover, I have come to know first-hand the effects of this trend as both my mother and mother-in-law are in long term care facilities. So what to do?  Continue reading

Family law attorney experiences first-hand significance of elder law

THIS IS AN ARTICLE THAT RAN IN THE GAZETTE YESTERDAY:

Bill Gazetter Main PhotoFor attorney William “Bill” Moller, elder law hits close to home. “When I meet with clients who are trying to make long-term care decisions for themselves or their elderly relatives, I know exactly what they are going through, because I have been there,” he said. Continue reading

Oh No Snow!

Snow croppedSo this past Sunday was Mother’s Day, and the great surprise I had planned for my wife never materialized. Instead, we received over 10 inches of snow, and our home was without power for over 24 hours. Because of the weather the gift I purchased for my wife was delayed, and did not arrive until Monday.  Continue reading

April Fools!

april1As we know, today is April Fool’s Day. The first recorded April Fool’s Day was in 1392, and is found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, and in keeping with the tradition begun over 600 years ago here is a bit of humor:

“What do you do with a sick chemist? Well, if you can’t helium, and you can’t curium, then you’re going to have to barium.”  Continue reading

Today’s New Year’s Resolutions

So the fir???????????????????????????????st two months of the New Year have come and gone, and the gyms are thinning out and, if you are like me, you realize maybe you are not going to lose that holiday weight as soon as hoped. Maybe now is the time to make more lasting resolutions (like blogging weekly) than those made lightly at the end of December.

So, what resolutions make sense?  Continue reading

Broken Shoulder

Allie HeadThings are never dull in my home. In many respects events there mirror the weather pattern here in Colorado, meaning that if you wait 15 minutes things will change. This last weekend is a case in point. It began innocently enough, and I was looking forward to a relaxing Saturday. My wife and I had finished the bulk of the living room painting, and our kitchen remodel was mostly done. I planned to go for a ride on my horse and to spend the afternoon doing some fire mitigation work around the house. When I returned from my ride I lay down for a brief nap. I had just fallen asleep when the house phone rang. Irritated, I got up to answer it only to find my wife calling to tell me that she had been thrown from her horse and that she thought she had broken something.  Continue reading