The Beauty in Nature: Migrant Sharp-Shins and Red-Tails

On blustery days early in October, not so many years ago, when cold wind blew briskly from the north or northwest after a couple of days of rain or sullen weather,

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The Beauty in Nature: Wildlife at Home

I enjoy the wildlife I see daily at home more than any other part of nature.

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On Life and Love after 50: What Should Unwed, Age 50+ Couples Call Themselves?

In the 24 years of writing newspaper columns about age 50+ dating and relationships, there is a question for which I’ve never had a good answer. Until now. Perhaps.

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Such is Life: After I Kick the Bucket

Last week my friend, Marilee, and I met for lunch for the purpose of me giving her a list of things to do when I’m dead. She ordered a salad and I ordered a turkey wrap.

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On Life and Love after 50: Tom’s Column Turns 24

This July, I celebrated 24 years of writing newspaper columns on the topic of dating and finding love after 50. The first column appeared July 7, 1994, in the Dana Point News (California) weekly newspaper.

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Booming Voice: 100 Years Too Early

My paternal grandparents’ Jan. 18 anniversary was a big deal in our family and elsewhere.

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Grief Relief: How Sheryl Sandberg Made Her Way Out of Grief

When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, aged 47, died suddenly, she experienced a fear that was “constant” and a feeling that the “anguish would never subside.”

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Older But Not Wiser: What Am I Worth?

Like most avid Antiques Roadshow viewers, I often look around my house trying to find some old hidden treasures.

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Booming Voice: Fun, Fun, Fun Until …

A decade ago, my 88-year-old dad lamented being forced to stop driving.

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