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I’m Losing Time!

I’m Losing Time!

Dear Hal- I live on the third floor of an ocean view condo. During a recent storm, the woman who lives on the first floor asked if she could stay with me as she was concerned that her place could be flooded. Fortunately, the storm was not as bad as forecasted and her place was

Is Honesty the Best Policy?

Is Honesty the Best Policy?

Dear Hal- I am living in a senior community in Arizona and it has been wonderful for me since my wife passed away two years ago. The camaraderie and support of my friends and neighbors has been an enormous help to me moving forward. That said, I was having dinner with a friend who was

Classic Car Blues

Classic Car Blues

Dear Hal- My girlfriend refuses to ride in my new car with me!  I recently purchased an old Firebird convertible, just like the one I had when I was in High School.  It is nicely restored, so it is not an eyesore and is quite reliable (neither of those two apply to the driver). She

Relationship Language Barrier

Relationship Language Barrier

Dear Hal- I have been dating a charming Asian/American woman and we get along quite well.  The only problem I have is when we are with her family.  During the evening my girlfriend will engage in spirited conversations with family members-but in Chinese!  Since I don’t speak any Chinese  (unless reading a Chinese Restaurant Menu

Judge Not What I Drive

Judge Not What I Drive

Dear Hal- I have been slowly getting my life back together after a bitter divorce. As you well know, these things take a lot out of you . . . heartache and wallet alike! Anyway, I am still driving a nine-year old car. It is in good, safe shape but it is not going to

After-glow or Apnea?

After-glow or Apnea?

Dear Hal- After having sex with a woman in my own apartment, I have not been using my CPAP machine because I think it makes me appear sick or otherwise feeble. Of course, then I snore like a Kodiak Bear. Any suggestions? Exhausted In The Morning   Dear Exhausted- The CPAP is definitely not an

Give that Man a Cigar

Give that Man a Cigar

Dear Hal- I have smoked cigars all of my adult life (I am 81 years old). I am very conscious of the social stigma that surrounds this habit and I confine it to very private areas in my life and at cigar clubs here in the city. I have clothing that I have never smoked

Keeping the Chill Out

Keeping the Chill Out

Dear Hal- It’s starting to get cold where I live, and now that I am single (recently widowed), I would like to look good when I venture outdoors. I admit I haven’t purchased any winter wear in many years. My “go-to” coat is still an old Gore-Tex and my hat is a knit beanie. I

Must I Go Trick Or Treating?

Must I Go Trick Or Treating?

Dear Hal- I am a divorced, 64 years young and have been single for just over a year. I started seeing a beautiful women who is twice divorced and 56. We have been out four times and although we have not been “intimate,” we are getting close. That said, she mentioned to me over lunch

Penny-Pinching

Penny-Pinching

  Dear Hal- I know you are not a financial advisor, and this is not really a financial question so I hope you will read this in its entirety. I am a widower and, as with most people my age (77), I worry about my financial security. I have a good pension and my financial

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