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Ken Solin
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Ken is a Voiceover actor, specializing in narration.

He is also a Dating Expert for Huff/Post 50 and has been writing about boomer sex, dating, and relationships for a decade.

Ken's book The Boomer Guide To Finding True Love Online is now available.

Ken's website contains articles and tips about boomer dating as well as information about men's counseling. www.kensolin.com

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Entries by Ken Solin

A Vulnerable, Scary Health Moment

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 5:58 AM

Pain
I had a scary moment around a health issue recently, not something I've ever been concerned about prior to this. I woke up one morning with excruciating pain in my back to the extent I couldn't function. I called my doctor who recommended a spine specialist and wrote...

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Fear Of Aging Alone

(4) Comments | Posted April 16, 2016 | 5:57 AM

Is It Rational?
The notion of aging alone strikes fear into the hearts of many single older boomers, sufficient to cause some to spend an unhealthy amount of time pondering the end alone. Whether or not this is a rational approach to getting older, it's a real-world situation for...

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Aging Boomers And New Careers

(0) Comments | Posted February 29, 2016 | 5:06 AM

Terrific Articles
There have been a slew of articles on Huff/Post50 lately about boomers and aging. Remaining sexual, single after a death or divorce, dating, and other topics relating to boomer aging. I appreciate the tone and tenor of these articles because they encourage boomers to remain conscious about...

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Creating A Unique Relationship Template

(2) Comments | Posted February 9, 2016 | 4:33 AM

Unconscious Entanglements
I lost count of the number of times I thought I was in love, but it still took a while before I acknowledged the reasons for so many failures. Most of my relationships were what I call, unconscious entanglements; two dysfunctional people meeting and partnering quickly because...

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Date Coaching: Picking The Right Guy

(1) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 4:50 AM

Lessons Learned
I've been a date coach for several years, written about boomer sex, dating, and relationships for 10 years, met my partner online, and worked with boomer men in groups for 25 years. I've also gleaned invaluable information about boomer dating from thousands of Huff/Post50 readers' comments. Not...

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Projection, Trust, And Falling In Love

(12) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 5:46 AM

Romantic Climes
We're having a cold drink on a sunny afternoon in an open-air café. Sarah and I are sitting in the Zocalo, the square block, tree-shaded park where families gather in Mexican towns. This is Oaxaca, (Wahaaka), a bustling city of a quarter million at 5,000 feet. We're...

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The Republicans Are Revolting

(385) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 5:17 AM

Tsar Nicholas II
There's a joke my college history professor liked to tell about Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia. When Nicholas' aide told him, "Sire, the peasants are revolting," he replied, "Yes, aren't they?" The Republican Presidential candidates are revolting in the same manner the Tsar felt...

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A Bridge Over Troubled Water

(19) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 4:39 AM

It Was Fun
Simon and Garfunkel's song title describes the turbulent boomer dating waters. Dating is a consistently divisive issue, and I'm surprised how stubbornly contentious it remains. Why so much acrimony? Who's at fault, and more importantly, how can we calm the troubled boomer dating waters? When single...

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Sharing Sexual History Is Risky

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 5:09 AM

Too Much Information?
There are a host of issues boomers routinely hash out at the start of a new relationship. Career versus retirement, mental or physical health issues, old relationship dramas, outdoorsy or a couch potato, and other issues are readily discussed. But whether or not boomers in a...

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Is Sex Dirty?

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2015 | 7:39 PM

Feckless
Boomers make feckless comparisons with their parents' generation, like 60 is the new 50. Shaving off 10 years simply because we don't like the idea of getting older is just blowing smoke up our collective butts. But, there is one glaring generational difference, and that's our disparate sexualities.

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Emmylou Harris Wants Dogs Adopted -- Not Killed

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2015 | 7:04 AM

Shelter Dog Month
PBS is featuring a one-hour documentary from filmmaker Steven Latham, Shelter Me: Partners For Life, fifth in a series that celebrates shelter dogs. Jon Hamm hosts this poignant film, which will be shown during the month of October on PBS to promote National Shelter Dog Month....

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How I Found Love After 49 First Dates

(5) Comments | Posted September 18, 2015 | 6:59 AM

A Big Number
Forty-nine first dates. At first glance, 49 is a big number, but there are three relevant facts to consider. First, the 49 first dates spanned 1½ years. Second, each was a coffee date lasting 15 to 45 minutes. Third, and most important, my partner Sarah was...

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Changing Kids' Lives By Changing The School Environment

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 6:25 AM

Civil Rights Activist
I met David Rosenthal, a retired criminal attorney from Berkeley, California, after hearing about his startup charter school. "At 17 or 18-years-old, for reasons that are still a mystery to me, I got involved in the Civil Rights Movement in 1959, beginning with picketing Woolworths lunch...

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This Man's Goal Is To Rescue 200,000 Dogs

(4) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 7:00 AM

Heart Strings
My heart aches every time I see an abused or abandoned dog in an ASPCA television spot. Yehuda Netanel, an Israeli born architect, land developer, and private pilot in Los Angeles has the same reaction. So in 2009, at 59, he started Wings Of Rescue,...

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The Phone Call That Changed My Life

(5) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 6:56 AM

voices


Shock
It was 14 years ago this October when I received the phone call that's every parent's worst nightmare. My ex-wife called to tell me our 29-year-old son Jesse had died.

My life came to a screeching halt, and for all intents...

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Meet The 59-Year-Old Chef Who's Feeding 1,400 Needy Children Each Day

(3) Comments | Posted July 31, 2015 | 7:45 AM

Bruno
I recently interviewed Bruno Serato, an Italian who emigrated from Verona to America 30 years ago. In retrospect Skype was the perfect media choice because Bruno is a larger-than-life, animated, gregarious fellow, who's best enjoyed face-to-face. Bruno's a chef who has owned The White House restaurant, a landmark...

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Boomer Hero Diane Wamhoff

(3) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 11:31 AM

Becoming A Hero
I recently interviewed Diane Wamhoff who humbly describes herself as just another regular retired person. She's a 67-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother, and as her story unfolded, an extraordinary hero too.

Prior to retiring Diane had been a bookkeeper for an accounting firm. She and...

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Halfway On Mountain Man Mike's Journey

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 6:15 AM

900 Miles In
My friend Tony and I just returned from meeting up with our friend who we nicknamed Mountain Man Mike, in Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, California, one of the world's most spectacular locations. We were Mike's fourth resupply on his 1,800-mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. Yosemite...

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Every Boomer Is A Potential Adventurer

(6) Comments | Posted June 7, 2015 | 7:47 AM

Alternative Adventures
Most boomers at the upper end of the demographic know healthy diet and regular exercise help maintain a youthful body. And while physical exercise doesn't do much to prevent a boomer's spirit from aging, a new adventure can. For my friend Mountain Man Mike's 70th birthday, a...

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Mountain Man Mike: A Boomer Adventurer Hiking The Pacific Crest Trail

(0) Comments | Posted May 26, 2015 | 6:24 AM

Mountain Man Mike is the first in a series of articles about boomer adventurers. Some adventures like Mike's are physical but still have a significant emotional component. Others are less physical and more cerebral. But each reflects a desire to achieve something deeply personal.

1,750 Miles
A few...

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