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December 16, 2017

The month of December can be an emotional time for people of all ages, particularly for those over 50. Sometimes the emotions are sad; sometimes happy. With a new year coming, people reflect more than usual about what’s in store for them in the months ahead.

This Decemb...

May 25, 2017

 “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 spin...

May 1, 2017

 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 Capis...

March 18, 2017

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 o...

February 1, 2017

Bouncing Back from spouse leaving

It’s funny how column topics come about. Last week, I shared an email I had received from Champ Jessie in Oregon.

In that email, Jessie was quoted as saying she was single for 15 years before she and Paul found each other. Then she s...

December 23, 2016

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 a...

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