Celebrating 85 years of love

“You’re stronger than you realize.” In truth these words apply to pretty much all of us at some time or another. Life has a way of battering, testing and breaking us down…if we let it. But more than 30 years ago I shared those words with my mom when she was going through a very […]

Saying goodbye to Aida

As we go through life, we have the opportunity to meet, interact, work and in some cases live with an amazing variety of people. Many – if not most – fade from your memory, into mental obscurity, unless there is an event or reminder that brings their memory back. But there is that unique minority […]

Celebrating George’s Life and Saying Goodbye

It wasn’t a bad dream. There was no nightmare to wake up from. It is all real. So very real. Today and tonight was an opportunity those of us who were George’s friends and family to gather and celebrate his life, and all that he brought to those he touched. I can’t say enough how […]

Remembering my brother: George Kaufer, Jr.

Tonight I lost one of only four people in the world who have been in my life since the day I was born. Tragically, my brother George passed away in our hometown of Walnut Creek, California after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle on his way to a after his dentist appointment in […]