Sunday, August 18, 2013
Suffering is what happens when we are lonely and forget that we participate in the world. People often complain about love, or at least about its consequences, but welcoming the consequences is part of the game of generosity. The earth gives a Yes without regard to what is given back, and being a human is also a gift, not a purchase. Even the No’s we get are gates to the generosity of the world.
- John Tarrant, “The Erotic Life of Emptiness”
Rulings on gay rights alter couple's retirement needs
Gay couple need to change separate trusts set up before same-sex marriage became legal, advisor says, though answers to other questions remain unclear.
After 14 years together, Mark Frey and Doug Vogel are finally finding out what it means to be a married couple preparing for retirement.The Rancho Palos Verdes residents were elated when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act in June. But the couple, who married in 2008, worried that the ruling raised questions about everything they had done to protect their family's financial future.
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