- Producer06/10/2017Talk to elderly parents about safeguarding financesI was reading an article yesterday in the latest edition of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine regarding the need for conversations with elderly parents to safeguard their finances. The topic struck home for me. In 2012, my Dad...
Comments07/10/2017 #4 Aleta CurryIt's not just the elderly. Some of us live in communities where trust is the name of the game; we take a person's word and we do handshake deals.
I think that scammers are really good at what they do and at presenting themselves in a credible manner.
An important post, Richard, thanks.06/10/2017 #2 Richard Buse#1 Thank you, Lisa. As I mentioned, the aftermath for my Dad and I was nowhere near as bad as what some families face. All the same, it was wrenching.The conversations with parents about such safeguarding their funds may be uncomfortable, but such discussion needs to happen.06/10/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherNice picture of your dad @Richard Buse and I'm so sorry that happened to him. Very important topic. There are many people who do prey on the elderly and I'm sure many have lost tons of money who have no one to watch over them and guide them. I agree, it's important to help our parents keep an eye on their finances once they become more vulnerable. I'm glad things worked out in the end!
- 02/09/2017Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the harmonies, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.
~ Wassily Kandinsky
- Producer20/08/2017From The 'Tomb' To 'Trend' - The Art of Granulation in Jewelry Is Making A ComebackThe first time I saw a piece of granulation my eyes bulged with fascination. I had seen some behind glass in a museum in Cairo and in Athens too, but never had been able to touch it to feel the art of it. It looked like braille.'Granulation' is a...
- Producer26/12/2016What’s The Dif?. . . Art, Artwork. . . Whatever!Language evolves. As time passes, it naturally, gradually becomes, flows, melds into other dimensions. Words never being static "things", it has always been thus. But in our era, everything constantly reshapes itself at a non-human speed of light....
- 09/12/2016This is just bizarre. I've long asked why people steal art - after all, one can't just hang the original Mona Lisa on the sitting room wall, but apparently there's a large market for original stolen art. I still don't know why, but one art dealer told me I'd be surprised by the number of 'names' who buy it.
Anyway, this is a you-can't-make-this-stuff-up story about a stolen Klimt.The mystery of the stolen Klimt - BBC Newswww.bbc.com Nearly 20 years ago a valuable portrait by Gustav Klimt was stolen from a gallery in northern Italy, in bizarre circumstances. Finally, it may be about to be...
- Producer05/06/2016Terms used in the Antiques Profession and the Hobby of AntiquingPeople are often confused by the terminology used by antiques dealers, and little wonder, since some of the terms have different interpretations (sometimes based on what the dealer has in stock rather than the accepted definitions of the industry!)...
Comments06/06/2016 #8 Aleta Curry#7 Same with furniture; patina's important, which is why when someone tries to sell a stripped-back piece of furniture to a dealer and the dealer says it isn't worth very much, the seller is dreadfully upset and doesn't understand. Which leads to an argument about whether or not wood can have a patina, or whether the word is only correctly applied to metal.
- 05/06/2016Well, I don't know where to start, so plunging in with a link to my latest online post.Should you say 'numismatist' or 'coin collector'?www.linkedin.com Written by Aleta Curry Over the next few months I’m going to share some posts based on word usage questions I get asked ‘in real life’ or on other sites. You all know the adage that begins...