Lately I have not been blogging. The reason, in mid-August my father entered the hospital. After nearly three weeks the decision was made to transfer him to palliative care. He passed away on September 18th. His funeral will be later this week. In the weeks and months ahead I plan to blog about my own personal experience with end of life issues, burial, and the paperwork issues we faced. The wounds are still fresh, but I can already tell that I have new insight into my estate planning and probate process because of this experience. Hopefully I can share what I have learned, and it will ease what others face.