#FridayReads – Make Trouble by John Waters

So I’m not gonna lie…I picked up this book because it was pink and black…my favorite colors together on the planet. Say it…I’m shallow. (I already know…) I told you in previous #FridayReads posts I have really been into commencement speeches lately and this 70-page book is a revisit of John Waters’ address to the…

What really happens without insurance?

I’m finally ready to talk about something very personal. Something which affected my home even though I work in financial services. On Friday, May 5, 2017, my mother-in-law, Mary Madjlessi, died at 2:45 am in a state-aided nursing home. She died in a bed just 10 feet from another resident. There was no privacy when…

The longevity epidemic

In 1977, my mother died of lung cancer. She was 39. I was 6. It was devastating to our family. We were already a two-income family in the seventies (a precursor to the norm found in the 80s and beyond). It was financially overwhelming to our family as my dad busted his ass to keep…

A new year, a new focus

A new year is here. I don’t know about you, but my 2017 started off with a big ol’ flat tire, however, I didn’t let it get me down! (Pun intended!) As the Lexus was towed away to the shop to have the tire patched, I had time to reflect and share what the new year…