Kevin Simpson has written a fascinating article in the Denver Post about ethical wills. In short, these are documents (also audio and video recordings) that pass on to family members a person's beliefs, philosophies, and guidance. In doing so they also become treasures that following generations can benefit and learn from, but which also will bring to life the person who originally did the writing.
As I read the article I was struck by two thoughts. First I wished that my great grandfather had left such a document...what a treasure that would be! Second, it made me consider my responsibilities in creating such a document for my descendants.
In March we are starting a Writer's Workshop, and this will certainly be one of the topics of discussion.
You can find Kevin's article at: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_11758230