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The Graying Area


I’m Tom Scalisi, and I’m the owner of The Graying Area, but most importantly, I’m a husband and father. This is my team: My wife Kayla, Addie (our youngest), Natalie (our oldest), Tommy, and Audrey (and that’s me in the middle.. the ugly bearded one). These people are why I am who I am today, and while I might be the one typing the articles, they’re very much a part of The Graying Area.

When my wife and I started our journey together many years ago, we had no idea the adventures we’d see. She’s supported me through ups and downs, through career changes, and ultimately to where I am today: A successful author, in-demand content writer, and the owner of TheGrayingArea.com. I also own two other blogs, www.riddabugs.com and www.rbigear.com.

I’ve worn many hats in my life. I was a contractor, a building maintenance technician, and even a cop in a busy city department for many years. I’m also a baseball coach, a beekeeper, and one heck of a cook. I’m in my mid-to-late 30s, and I’m figuring things out as I go, just like you.

I started The Graying Area because I’ve noticed that men, as a whole, have some work to do. We aren’t the leaders we once were, and we don’t know how to do the things our fathers and grandfathers before us could. Everyone standing up and drawing attention to this deficit in skills, abilities, and manhood does it by cutting everyone else down. I thought there was room to do it without chest pounding or insults, and while respecting other humans.

If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, The Graying Area is the blog for you. If you have questions, want to collaborate, or have a business inquiry, feel free to reach out below.

Please reach out to me through one of the links below. I’d be happy to answer questions, speak about partnerships or sponsorships, or any other needs or concerns you may have. -Tom