Writers and Writing

Growing Downwards

Growing Downwards - Patti Spencer

A great deal of growing, is growing downwards. . . .Sooner or later the process of growing smaller starts, and it is painful at first until you get used to it. – Donald Winnicott We learn from Dendrology and the root structure of woody plants the importance of growing downward. The spread and depth of the root system of a tree are just as big,… Read More

An Estate Attorney Goes to the Theater

Big Daddy… What is it that makes him so big? His big heart, his big belly, or his big money?” –  Brick Pollitt, character in the “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” My husband and I saw Tennessee William’s play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” at the Fulton Theatre. Many may ask, what does estate planning have to do with theatre? The theme of… Read More

The Interview – Written by Spence

I needed a housekeeper.  My housekeeper of eight years was in rehab, or jail, or both.  Don’t get me wrong, he is a very nice guy and I still count him as a friend.  But nevertheless, he wasn’t in a position to clean my house.  Not to mention do the laundry, tidy up after me and help cook if I was in a tight spot.… Read More