The Declining Value of Age: People and Antiques

The Declining Value of Age: People and Antiques

Daniel Stein Antiques, San Francisco, photography by Ken Bredemeier How are people like antiques?  The value of antiques increase over time because they become more rare.   A person’s value increases because he or she becomes wiser as a result of a lifetime of...
The Family Narrative is a Complex Thing

The Family Narrative is a Complex Thing

Whether a family is “normal” or “dysfunctional”, having a recorded narrative that spans generations is important.  Our stories need to be told to each other and to subsequent generations. Most of us over 40 know someone who has lost a parent or grandparent regretting...
A “Write” of Passage: The Life Review

A “Write” of Passage: The Life Review

Someone in your family is approaching the latter stage of their life. Whether you are talking about it with them or not, looking back on one’s life experiences is as natural as the very young anticipating future life experiences. As we age, questions creep into...
Acknowledge the Life of Someone You Love

Acknowledge the Life of Someone You Love

Taking the time to acknowledge the life of a person is the greatest honor you can bestow on another human being.  We all want to be remembered. We want to have made a difference in this life. As we age to the point where we begin to contemplate our own mortality, this...