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    Alex Trebek: In His Own Words

    By Richard Harris for Next AvenueAlex Trebek: The Answer is… Reflections on My Life is not your typical autobiography or standard memoir. Rather, it’s what the 79-year-old Jeopardy! host calls “a series of quick look-ins, revelations.”Trebek has been a public figure for most of his professional life.   Read More...

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    I Didn’t Know Her, But I Mourn Her

    By Janet Siroto for Next AvenueLike many people during this pandemic, I have been spending more (read: too damn much) time on social media. As the lockdown in New York stretched on, I found myself logging onto Facebook with renewed vigor, always scrolling to look for posts by my friend Alan Friedman, an attorney, married dad of two, and former neighbor in New York City.Anyone who knows Alan knows he is an encyclopedia of guitar-centric rock and an avid concertgoer. If Fleetwood Mac, The Eag...  Read More...

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    Get Proactive and Develop a COVID-19 Care Plan

    By Dr. Christine Nguyen for Next AvenueTom Reynolds jokes that his doctors say he’s the “healthiest sick person we know.” The 71-year-old in Cocoa, Fla. resident has gone through 20 medical procedures.“I have not been a good steward of my body,” he admits.   Read More...

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    Safeguarding Memories, Telling Stories

    By Julie Pfitzinger for Next AvenueOn a table crowded with microphones and wires, Sam Thiessen Devine places an unpainted wooden truck, outfitted with chunky wheels. At first glance, the simple toy appears to be a well-loved memento from Devine’s childhood. But this is an object that holds memories and stories, and ultimately played a part in the inspiration behind Kinetic Legacy, a Minneapolis-based company founded by Devine, James Holmberg and Sarah Anderson in 2018.In more than one way, ...  Read More...

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    A Clever Way to Divvy Up Items After a Parent’s Death

    By Harry S. Margolis for Next AvenueOne of the biggest challenges for anyone administering an estate is how to distribute what are called its tangible items. Unlike other property which can be easily sold, turned into cash and divided equally, tangible property is unique and often can’t be equally split.   Read More...