Mountain Views News, Sierra Madre Edition [Pasadena] Saturday, May 26, 2018

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Mountain Views-News Saturday, May 26, 2018 

Jeff’s Book Pics By Jeff Brown


A Good Man, A Great Dad and 
a Loving Husband: Everyman’s 
Guide to a Brilliant Life by 
Bradley Brown

In this book you will find common-
sense approaches to help you to be a 
good man, a great dad and a loving 
husband.Brad has invested fifty-five 
years into researching this book. Like 
any good scientist, trial and error have 
played a major part in my findings. 
Wisdom is about learning from what 
we have done or what others before 
us have experienced, and evolving 
as a result.Also a great section on 
interviewing for a job as Brad is an 
expert in the Human Resourses area. 
A fun and interesting read!

Dr. Joseph Warren: The Boston 
Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the 
Birth of American Liberty by 
Samuel A. Forman

The definitive biography of the 
Revolutionary War doctor and hero. 
An American doctor, Bostonian, 
and patriot, Joseph Warren played 
a central role in the events leading 
to the American Revolution. This 
detailed biography of Warren rescues 
the figure from obscurity and reveals 
a remarkable revolutionary who 
dispatched Paul Revere on his famous 
ride and was the hero of the battle of 
Bunker Hill, where he was killed in 
action. Physician to the history makers 
of early America, political virtuoso, 
and military luminary, Warren comes 
to life in this comprehensive biography 
meticulously grounded in original 

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to 
Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson 

What does everyone in the modern world 
need to know? Renowned psychologist 
Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most 
difficult of questions uniquely combines the 
hard-won truths of ancient tradition with 
the stunning revelations of cutting-edge 
scientific research.Humorous, surprising 
and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why 
skateboarding boys and girls must be left 
alone, what terrible fate awaits those who 
criticize too easily, and why you should 
always pet a cat when you meet one on 
the street. What does the nervous system 
of the lowly lobster have to tell us about 
standing up straight (with our shoulders 
back) and about success in life? Why did 
ancient Egyptians worship the capacity 
to pay careful attention as the highest of 
gods? What dreadful paths do people tread 
when they become resentful, arrogant and 
vengeful? Dr. Peterson journeys broadly, 
discussing discipline, freedom, adventure 
and responsibility, distilling the world’s 
wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules 
for life. 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern 
commonplaces of science, faith and human 
nature, while transforming and ennobling 
the mind and spirit of its readers.

For the Love of Everything by Lisa 

This book simply points to home beyond 
any experience. It points back to that which 
has always been there despite who and what 
you believed yourself and the world to be. It 
is true freedom – not one based on hope or 
perfection in the flow of life. This is about 
the perfection and love of simply being. True 
Love is Everything.


It’s a common misconception to think that if you 
don’t have children, you don’t need to worry about 
estate planning. But the fact is, it can be even 
MORE important to do estate planning if you 
have no children.

 Some of the common thoughts behind this 
mistaken belief may take one of these forms: 
“If I die, everything will pass to my spouse 
anyway, so why bother?”

 “I’m single with little wealth, so who cares who 
gets my few meager assets?”

 “Estate planning is an expensive hassle and it 
doesn’t even benefit me because I’ll be dead, so 
I’m better off letting a judge sort things out.”

 This kind of thinking ignores several basic facts 
about both estate planning and life in general. 
Regardless of your marital status, if you don’t 
have children, you face potential estate-planning 
complications which those with children do not. 
And this is true whether you’re wealthy or have 
very limited assets.

 So even if you’re childless, consider these 
inconvenient truths before you decide to forego 
estate planning. 

 Whether you’re rich, poor, or somewhere in 
between, in the event of your death everything 
you own will be passed on to someone. Without 
a will or trust, your assets will go through probate, 
where a judge and state law will decide who gets 
everything you own. In the event no family steps 
forward, your assets will become the property of 
the state. 

 Why give the government everything you 
worked your life to build? And even if you have 
little financial wealth, you undoubtedly own a few 
sentimental items (including pets) you’d like to 
pass to a close friend or favorite charity.

 However, it’s rare for someone to die without 
any family members stepping forward. It’s far 
more likely that some relative you haven’t spoken 
with in years will come out of the woodwork to 
stake a claim. Without a will or trust, state laws 
establish which family member has the priority 
inheritance. If you’re unmarried with no children, 
this hierarchy typically puts parents first, then 
siblings, then more distant relatives like nieces, 
nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins. 

 Depending on your family, this could have a 
potentially negative outcome. For instance, what 
if your closest living relative is your estranged 
brother with serious addiction issues? Or what 
if your assets are passed on to a niece who’s still 
a child and likely to squander the inheritance? 
And if your estate does contain significant 
wealth and assets, this could lead to a costly and 
contentious court battle, with all your relatives 
(and their lawyers) fighting over your estate—
which is exactly what’s happening with Prince’s 
family right now. 

 Finally, if you have a spouse and your assets are 
passed to him or her, there’s no guarantee they’ll live 
much longer than you. In the event of their death 
without a will or a trust, everything goes to his or her 
family, regardless of whether you like them or not. 
Do you really want your spouse’s sister, 
brother, parents (or the new spouse he or 
she marries after you die) inheriting what 
you’ve worked so hard for? Maybe you do. 
Maybe you don’t. The point is, without any 
planning, you lose all control of what happens. 
Dedicated to empowering your family, building 
your wealth and defining your legacy,

A local attorney and father, Marc Garlett is on a 
mission to help parents protect what they love most. 
His office is located at 55 Auburn Avenue, Sierra 
Madre, CA 91024. Schedule an appointment to 
sit down and talk about ensuring a legacy of love 
and financial security for your family by calling 
626.587.3058 or visit for 
more information.

All Things By Jeff Brown



There is a widespread belief that sugar is the sole cause 
of diabetes. After all, the disease is characterised by 
high levels of sugar in the blood.Diabetes was first 
identified through the sweet smell of urine, and it later 
became apparent that sweet, sugary urine signified 
a high level of blood sugar. Over time, diabetes 
treatment has swung from eating primarily sugar (to 
replace what is lost), to avoiding sweetness (to limit 
high sugar levels).Today, the debate on amounts and 
thresholds of sugar and its role in diabetes seems 
as fierce as ever.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune 
disease, where genetics and environmental factors 
interact. Some research suggests that sugar intake may 
play a role in the development of type 1 diabetes, but 
the research isn’t conclusive.There is nothing special 
about sugar that sets it apart from other foods, and 
sugar does not cause type 2 diabetes on its own. 
Generally, people eating lots of sugar tend to have 
poorer diets and unhealthier lifestyles. These, as well 
as other factors including urban growth patterns, the 
built environment, the food environment, stressful 
jobs, poor sleep and food pricing probably contribute 
more to the rising incidence of type 2 diabetes than 
dietary sugar.Sugar doesn’t cause diabetes. But there 
is one way that sugar can influence whether a person 
gets type 2 diabetes. Consuming too much sugar (or 
sugary foods and drinks) can make people put on 
weight. ... Weight gain from eating too much of any 
food can make a person’s chance of getting diabetes 
greater.Consult your doctor about any questions 
regarding this information.



Favorites from the Golden Age of American Song! 

The Arroyo Singers presents “The Great American 
Songbook!”. Favorites from the Golden Age of 
American Song! Featuring music of Cole Porter, 
Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, “Fats” Waller, 
Hoagy Carmichael, Harold Arlen, Rodgers & 
Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, George & Ira 
Gershwin, Harry Warren and more… The group 
is under the Music Direction of Dr. James Reitzell 
who has lead the Group Since 1994. Accompanied 
on the piano by Nonna Ayrapetova plus an 
instrumental Jazz combo. Sunday June 3, 2018 at 
4:00P.M. Oneonta Congregational Church 1515 
Garfield Avenue So Pasadena, CA. 91030 Tickets: 
Adults ~ $15 Children Under 10 ~ Free Visit our 
Or on Facebook www.thearroyosingers The 
Arroyo Singers is a Women’s Choral group and 
was formed in 1961 by a group of Cal Tech wives. 
It’s membership is now from all around the San 
Gabriel Valley. We welcome new members at the 
beginning of January and September. 


Told with humor and with important resonances to today, The Immigrant is based on a true story of a 
young Jew who fled the pogroms of Czarist Russia in 1909 and pushed his banana cart into the tiny Baptist 
community of Hamilton, Texas. Given shelter by a childless older couple, he sent for his wife, raised a 
family, and made this town his home. A moving story of parents 
and children, newcomers and natives, Christians and Jews, and the 
realization of the American Dream. Learn more and buy tickets at

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