“How long have you been writing your column?” a woman I had never met asked me in the Capistrano Beach Costco last week. “Almost 24 years,” I told her. I thought about my answer to her question as I entered the refrigerated room to pick up some blueberries and baby spinach: “Wow, that’s almost a quarter century.” How the time has flown. My first column appeared on July 4, 1994. It was called “Middle Aged and Dating.” Why that subject? I had gone through a divorce and thought
Madrid's Plaza del Sol - with famous Tio Pepe sign on building in background and statue of Carlos III King of Spain Author's note: This article appeared in Picket Fence Media newspapers in south Orange County, California: Dana Point Times, San Clemente Times, The Capistrano Dispatch. I have added extra photos and written copy than the original article. Occasionally, when people see my partner, Greta, and I around the tri-city area, they say, “We read about your last trip. Whe
On Life and Love after 50 Newsletter - March 18, 2017 From Jackson, Michigan to Dana Point, California after 50 years - See story below News that spread like wildfire among my high school classmates I grew up in Jackson, Michigan, a city of 50,000. Jackson is 80 miles due west of Detroit. And like so many of our Champs, I loved my home town.
Most Champs, however, eventually moved away from where they grew up. They went off to college or joined the military or moved away fo
Part 1 - Three women Champs look ahead to 2017 With 2016 coming to a close, three senior single women share their thoughts on dating, relationships and life, as they look ahead to 2017. Jane wrote, “While I still enjoy your "On Life and Love after 50" newsletter column after several years, I'm not seriously into looking for a mate these days. After a long marriage to a controlling man, I'm enjoying putting myself first for once in my life. “While I'm open to men, I don't thin