Odds and Ends

A Season of Peace

Texas is the home of a diverse population, so in addition to working with clients whose families have lived in Texas for generations, I’ve also had the privilege of working with families from all over the world. I’ve worked with clients from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Central and South America. During ourRead More

Planning for the Unexpected

I went on a trip last month without knowing where I was going. My husband wanted to plan a surprise vacation for the family to celebrate his 50th birthday, so he kept our itinerary a secret. The secret itinerary was very unsettling for me because I am a planner. It was difficult to figure outRead More

An Environmentally Friendly Burial Option

If you prefer walking through a forest rather than a cemetery, and the thought of lying in a coffin under a gravestone for all eternity gives you the creeps, take note. An Italian company is developing a green burial option that turns your body into a tree. Current burial practices can be an environmental nightmare.Read More

Wishing You Peace

As the year draws to a close, I have a lot for which to be thankful: My greatest joy is my family, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt to amazing people I love more than I could ever express. I am thankful that we areRead More

Have You Signed Your Will?

Humans are optimistic. We don’t dwell on the fact that death is inevitable, and that bleeds into our personal outlook for the future. It’s why we plan for vacations, drive in cars, fly in planes, and end visits with friends saying “see you later.” We have confidence that later is going to come. Life wouldRead More

Would You Rather Die Than Vote For Trump or Clinton?

If you’re discontented with your choices for president this year, you will appreciate Mary Ann Noland’s obituary, which suggests she chose to die rather than vote for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.