March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Columns

Tap dancing into the golden years

About 35 years ago, a needlepoint pillow rested comfortably on our living room couch, strategically placed by Mom. “Screw the golden years,” it declared. More...

When you suspect a friend’s parent needs help

A few weeks ago my husband and I were invited to a small dinner party. My friend wanted us to visit with his 90-year-old father, who was in town for a brief stay.  More...

Weather makes all the difference

Imagine that you are a tourist from another country and you happened to be visiting Southern California during our recent stretch of thermostat-busting days of temps in the 80s and 90s. More...