Estates 101: The first few calls you make

When my mother died, my wife and I were out of the hospital maybe 10 minutes later.  The first phone call we made was to the funeral home. Arranging for the remains. Funeral homes generally have a 24-hour answering service.  You say “hi, my name is blah, X just died at hospital Z, please notify … Continue reading Estates 101: The first few calls you make

Estates 101: What is and is not estate?

In this article, I will discuss the assets or payments you get when a person dies, and how not all of it is “estate” or “inheritance”. The notion of “the estate”.  We all have an idea of what the estate is: it’s the deceased’s assets, which are used to pay off their remaining debts, and … Continue reading Estates 101: What is and is not estate?

Estates 101: Wills, Representatives, Estate account

Not long after my mom died, I promised to write down some of what I learned in the process of dealing with her estate.  Here’s the first part of that, in which I talk just a little bit about wills, personal representatives, and getting a bank account for the estate. Proving the will.  Ideally, the … Continue reading Estates 101: Wills, Representatives, Estate account

Necking

A number of years ago I got into wet shaving: that is, using a traditional shaving brush, soaps and glycerin-based creams instead of pressurized foam goo, and a vintage double-edged razor, you know, with good old razor blades that you carefully stick into a plastic container and get rid of in bulk when they’re dull.  … Continue reading Necking

The Bornless One

So near the end of the Bornless Invocation is the phrase “‘The heart girt with a serpent’ is my name! ” The Greek original of this sentence, in the British museum collection, is “ονομα μοι καρδια περιεζωσμενη οφιν”, “onoma moi kardia periezosmene ophin”, “name my heart girt/girdled/encircled serpent”. I didn’t have anything in my Gematria … Continue reading The Bornless One