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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Booming Voice: Shun-shine State

During the three months that my wife and I wintered in Florida in 2018, we befriended a few small lizards who jumped right into our pool, but no fellow snowbirds.

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Such is Life: I Hate Fresh Starts

I said to my husband, Bob, “I start so many new things without sticking with them.”

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Dessert on the Ceiling (and Other Kooky Christmas Traditions)

More than 160 countries around the world celebrate Christmas. Overseas and elsewhere, some holiday traditions may seem wonderfully weird — and maybe even a bit bizarre. For some chuckles, let’s check out the yearly happenings in:

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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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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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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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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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