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The Umbrella Boy – A Retiree’s Tale of Summer on the Beach

Monday, February 13th, 2017   10:51 pm |  Category:   Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

My “Senior” Gap Year

Friday, February 10th, 2017   11:12 pm |  Category:   Life, Travel   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

The seeds of a Senior Gap Year abroad—the age-old British tradition of spending time far from home—were sown when I was 22 and doing graduate work in France’s Loire Valley. It was 1979, and my time abroad ignited a love affair with France and uncovered a wanderlust that compelled me to travel the continent.   …more

Boomer Bane: Cuteness and Backhanded Compliments

Friday, February 3rd, 2017   3:47 pm |  Category:   Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Are you the epitome of the sizzling ageless boomer babe that women envy or try to emulate? Do you work hard to stay in shape, look hot in your skinny jeans and project an “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar” image in your leather biker jacket? When you walk into a room of your peers, …more

All I Got for Christmas Was a Colonoscopy

Sunday, January 29th, 2017   3:39 pm |  Category:   Health, Humor, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Christmas has come and gone. The presents have long been stored away in a closet or taken back to the store and returned. The last of the Christmas cookies and candy have disappeared and the decorations are safe in their boxes for another year.   While it is already well into January as I write …more

Relentless Pursuit

Monday, January 23rd, 2017   5:14 pm |  Category:   Hobbies/Sports, Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

I have been asked to speak to a group of aspiring authors about lessons I have learned since I began my writing journey over a decade ago. The mistakes made and a few successes while researching, writing, publishing, and marketing five books, four nonfiction and one novel, have taught me a lot. And I have …more

Our Debut Novel Illuminates Creative New Paths for Retirees

Thursday, January 12th, 2017   11:06 pm |  Category:   Humor, Life   |  4 Comments  | Author:     bio

Have you ever dreamed of writing a novel, then having it become a best seller and maybe even a blockbuster movie? Well, that was my husband Ned’s expectation since I spent my career as a writer and editor for popular newsstand magazines. When you retire, you could have more time, and you may want to …more

Resolve Not to Make New Year’s Resolutions

Saturday, January 7th, 2017   4:01 pm |  Category:   Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

At this time of year, it’s almost impossible to have a conversation without hearing about someone’s New Year’s resolutions. “New Year, New You!” articles and seminars abound, and if you’re not making commitments to change at least one bad habit or unhealthy behavior, you may feel as if the entire world is going to get …more

Movie Night – My Fascination With Movies Since I Was a Boy

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016   8:48 pm |  Category:   Life   |  Add Comment  | Author:     bio

Growing up in a small town in Nebraska, there were only two things to do on the weekends: play baseball and go to the movies. I enjoyed both, so I kept busy each weekend. When baseball season was over the movies were available from 1 p.m. to late at night.   It was not unusual …more

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