Is Anybody Out There?
March 6, 2019
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Papers Please

In “Papers Please” I’m attempting to address an issue that applies to almost all of us at one time in our lives. Usually at the worst possible time – the need to have access to important papers.

In the Cold War movies – it’s always at a border crossing in the dark of night, fog shrouded. Someone in a uniform appears and asks “Papers Please”. The papers I am talking about – while amounting to ID in some form are those we need during important “life events”. I’m having one tomorrow. I’m having a defibrillator implanted in my chest to provide some insurance against an erratic heart beat called Ventricular Tachycardia.

Is it serious – a bit – but what spurred me to do this podcast was the questions of “what if?”. What if my spouse needed to know where the important papers were? Are they available? Updated? Actionable? Just what are the important papers anyway?

I hope this short discussion spurs you to having an important conversation with your significant other. Or, for many of us – with our parents. We hope that we never have a “papers please” moment. But we will, and at that point it could be too late to have the conversation.

I hope you enjoy it. As always, “thank you” for listening (questions and podcast ideas always welcome!)

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