The Beauty in Nature: Divergent Woodpeckers

One afternoon this past summer, I noticed a pair of redheaded woodpeckers in a cow pasture that was dotted with trees, one of them dead and lacking bark but still standing.

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The Beauty in Nature: Hawks Hunting Prey on Lawns

I was cooking hot dogs over an open fire on our lawn this past September, when I heard violent scrambling on the bark of a tall Norway spruce tree bordering our yard.

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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: The Importance of Appreciation in Relationships

Recently, a friend, age 72, said to me, “It will be nice to be appreciated by someone rather than be taken for granted. What’s your opinion?”

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Older but Not Wiser: Grandpa the Ninja Warrior

OK, you’re the grandparent. You fill your grandkids with love and joy and, when their parents aren’t looking, hundreds of chocolate chip cookies. However, as a grandparent you have certain limits and boundaries (I guess).

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Booming Voice: Cursed by Cursive

In sixth grade I was forced to miss at least a week’s worth of recess periods. I stayed in the classroom, while outside, my classmates were frolicking.

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5 Unexpected Rewards of Becoming a Caregiver

It’s true, the life of a caregiver can be demanding, difficult, and daunting. I spent seven years of my life in that role, keeping an eye on my wife’s every move.

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On Life and Love after 50: Marriage vs. a Committed Relationship

As a senior-relationship columnist, I receive many interesting questions from older singles.

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