Communities are where things happen. Our goal is to bring people together so they can discuss issues that matter to them. We believe our community is more likely to thrive when people share ideas, experience and wisdom. We also know that caregiving is hard work. Caregivers are often burdning the candle at both ends and in the middle. Knowing that makes us mindful of a scene from The West Wing, Season 2, Episode 10. There, the character Leo McGarry tells Josh Lyman:

“This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out.
“A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey you. Can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
“Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, ‘Father, I’m down in this hole can you help me out?’ The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on
“Then a friend walks by, ‘Hey, Joe, it’s me can you help me out?’ And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, ‘Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.’ The friend says, ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.’


At some time or another, all of us have been in a hole. We want to be the guy you jumps into the hole and shows you the way out. That’s our goal at EZ Elder Law. We plan to do that by bringing you resources. We plan to bring you forums where caregivers can ask each other questions and share experiences. We hope to build a virtual caring closet where people can share stories, helpful hints, unused caregiving supplies and unwanted medical equipment. Among the pages we intend to bring is one with recipes of old-time dishes (to bring back memories) and easy to fix dishes (for caregivers on the go). We’re just getting started, so hang on!


Predict the Markets

We’ve posted some of David Hultstrom’s thought before and here we go again since he says “feel free to pass this along.” The following, from his November, describes why he doesn’t try to predict movement in the financial marketplace: You may have noticed that I rarely comment on the market or economy in this monthly […]


Georgia Adult Protective Services Manual

Georgia Adult Protective Services Authority for Adult Protective Services is found at O.C.G.A. § 30-5-1 et seq. The stated purpose of the Act ” is to provide protective services for abused, neglected, or exploited disabled adults and elder persons. It is not the purpose of this chapter to place restrictions upon the personal liberty of […]

U.S. Navy’s 248th Birthday

Today marks the 248th Birthday of our Navy. When I was a high school senior, allegedly I had the highest Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score in my county. The Navy recruiter turned into my best friend and had me lined up to join the nuclear navy. Everything was looking great until I got […]

Warren Buffett Estate Planning Advice

Warren Buffett The following video clips are from Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meetings where Warren Buffett fielded questions regarding estate planning: 2013 Annual Meeting:   2023 Annual Meeting:  

Sometimes You Must Say No

Sometimes you just have to say No “No” isn’t a four-letter word. Saying “no” isn’t necessarily bad and you shouldn’t feel bad when you say it. Part of saying no means taking a stand. It can mean standing up to injustice. For example, our legal system is, for the most part, dependent on people saying […]

Control: Why People Do What They Do

Some people want to control others. This reminds me of the Bible story in Genesis 27 where Jacob stole Esau’s blessing. We’re not going to focus on Jacob. Instead, we’re looking at his mother, Rebekah. That’s why this is under the heading of control, not greed. Isaac and Rebekah were unhappy when Esau married two […]

Why People Do What They Do?: Fear

Fear is a powerful motivator. The Bible tells us to fear not. Stonewall Jackson (and others) are attributed as having said “Never take counsel from your fear.” Nonetheless, people act based on fear. In 1 Kings 19, Elijah had executed all of the false profits leading Israel astray. King Ahab whined to his wife, Jezebel. […]

Why People Do What They Do?: Honoring Traditions

Tradition can be a powerful motivator. Traditions can be like laws, meaning the group following them will not accept any change or departure from their custom. Traditions can also be a way of acting that varies with life changes. In 2 Thessalonians 2:15, Paul urged the Church to stand fast and hold to the traditions. […]

NEW VIDEO: Medicaid – 2023 Financial Eligibility

We’re just getting to the point where we’re producing videos for EZ Elder Law. There are, after all, only so many hours in the day. This video published on September 17, 2023, runs through basic Medicaid eligibility in Georgia under the 2023 rules. It focuses on nursing home Medicaid and home health Medicaid. Slides for […]

Why People Do What They Do?: A Desire for Certainty

This is the first in a series of posts exploring why people do what they do. In this post, we’re discussing certainty. When I was a young lawyer, I worked on a corporate team where Fortune 500 companies paid tens of thousands of dollars for certainty. When they signed a contract, they wanted to know […]

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