US of Aging: What to do about Mom?

The respirator’s soft “chhhh…pffff” sounded in the background as Susan and I sat at the kitchen table. “Years ago,” Susan told me, “I promised Mom, come hell or high-water, I would let her die at home – and I am going to do whatever it takes to keep my promise.” […]


The “old, poor, sick” fallacy

The ambiance was charming, the conversation engaging, and the wealth manager I was dining with was recounting one fascinating story after another. But as dinner came to a close he said something that surprised me – not because I hadn’t heard it before, but because I hadn’t heard it for a long time. […]