Author Archives: marklofstrom

About marklofstrom

Baby-boomer aged guy who's a lawyer/fundraiser with colorful experiences, solid background, great education and more. Gay and in a relationship with a past and a future, on the go.

Hip, Hip, Hooray; Equality Prevails Today

Thanks largely to the Supreme Court, same-sex marriage is now legal throughout the nation! (This is just one of several stories in the media touting the decision: http://www.minnpost.com/eric-black-ink/2015/06/us-supreme-court-rules-all-states-must-recognize-same-sex-marriages.) No more state-by-state decisions (though some defiant states, finding the Court increasingly … Continue reading

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The Will Talk (Part 1)

In a recent post, I mentioned the “will talk.” Here are the details (in a multi-part blog post) about an important development tool and topic of conversation with which every developer needs to be conversant and comfortable. Conversations about wills … Continue reading

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The Will Talk (Part 1)

In a recent post, I mentioned the “will talk.” Here are the details (in a two-part blog post) about an important development tool and topic of conversation with which every developer should be conversant and comfortable. Conversations about wills are … Continue reading

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Endowing an Annual Gift

There is nothing new about the idea of endowing an annual gift, but the details often get in the way with the necessary decisions, become opportunities for procrastination and/or indecision. To whom and how should one present this idea? Where … Continue reading

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Fall Leaves

It’s a miracle of Minnesota: autumn and its moments of beauty. Despite the underlying melancholy, the changing leaves are quite pretty. Before Halloween, I went walking to view the leaves along the mighty Mississippi (though it’s pretty much just another … Continue reading

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Shutdown Follies

The shutdown of the federal government   is certainly frustrating, infuriating, and unnecessary, especially since Congress has had so long to resolve the issue of the FY14 budget.1  Ideology trumps compromise,2 however, and the Republicans seem determined to shoot themselves … Continue reading

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Trust

Recently, I read a book about trust called The Speed of Trust by Stephen M. R. Covey, whose father, Stephen R. Covey—a business guru of sorts who authored the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, wrote the book’s … Continue reading

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