A Brief Affair That Spawned a Fortune

Posted on May 11th, 2017
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Robert James Waller, an author with a Midas touch, recently passed away at the age of 77 in Fredericksburg, Texas. His “The Bridges of Madison County” was a small idea that produced a prodigious fortune. While on sabbatical in the early 1990’s, he photographed the atmospheric covered bridges in Madison County, Iowa, an experience which […]

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How Much Do Ashes Weigh After Cremation?

Posted on May 11th, 2017
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If you are planning to use cremation services, it’s important to have a general idea of the weight and amount of ashes remaining after human remains are cremated. The expected volume and weight of the ashes can help you choose an appropriate urn for your loved one and make plans with family members, such as […]

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What to Do With Cremated Remains

Posted on May 4th, 2017
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As we have discussed before in this blog, the final appropriate disposition of cremains is a highly personal matter. There is only one golden rule about what to do with cremains: there is no golden rule.

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The Man to See in Texas is Dead at 90

Posted on May 1st, 2017
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Richard “Racehorse” Haynes, perhaps the most famous criminal defense lawyer in the history of the state of Texas, passed away on Friday April 28, 2017 in a Livingston, Texas hospice. It would be impossible to exaggerate his fame as the “go to” lawyer for celebrity clients. My first exposure to Haynes was through the 1976 […]

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The Case of the Missing Cremains

Posted on April 21st, 2017
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The late Bill Curtis was a legendary fly fishing guide in Florida, chiefly around Biscayne Bay. Celebrities and superior fisherman flocked to him: Jimmy Buffett, Thomas McGuane, Carl Hiaasen, and numerous others booked him as their guide. Even Ernest Hemingway knew who he was and respected him. Curtis’s career dated back to the 1940’s: along […]

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