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August 16, 2019

My article, "Enrichen Your Legacy: Passing Down the Intangibles of Family Values" appears in the summer 2019 issue of the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council's newsletter. Enjoy!

June 7, 2019

In honor of Archives Week I wanted to give a nod to archivists, to the makers of archival materials (the supplies for proper storage), and to the important institutions like libraries and historical societies that save millions of linear feet of materials for our colle...

May 15, 2019

My first press mention! "Millennials don't want heavy antiques, "brown furniture," Philadelphia Inquirer, April 26, 2019.

Journalist Erin Arvedlund focuses on the furniture and other objects younger generations don't want. From so-called "brown furniture" to stemware, c...

March 25, 2019

Another article posted over at Freeman's Auction in Philadelphia. This one focuses on how to separate ourselves from sentimental objects, and why we should avoid putting things in storage. 

Digitizing or photographing objects allows us to preserve an image of the object...

March 1, 2019

Freeman's Auction published my article about what to do with sentimental objects. You can read the whole thing here:


February 3, 2019

Your first step, your first car, your first date, your first job. It may not be groundbreaking, but it's you.

December 21, 2018

Everyone has a favorite holiday. Christmas or Forth of July… Labor Day or Thanksgiving... Holidays like these bring families together, with the fun (and stress!) that brings with it. This year, if you’re worried about people fighting about politics, or wondering how to...

June 13, 2018

If you’re hesitating about what to do with old family letters -- and they don’t have to be 150 years old -- don’t dismiss them yet. It’s very possible your state archives, local library or historical society may want them.

May 17, 2018

If you're just coming out of Mother's Day feeling disappointed by the perfunctory gift you drummed up, and are already dreading the routine of Father's Day, maybe it's time to try something different.

There is a wide range of gifts that are more meaningful and much long...

March 10, 2018

Naming conventions for digital files can be as easy or as complicated as you like. Either way, it's not something you should overlook. It makes an incredible difference when you or someone else is looking for a specific photo or groups of photos to have things well org...