Author Archives: Ray

IT’LL BE A BREEZE

SECOND ACTS IT’LL BE A BREEZE It helps not to know what you don’t know BY RAY McALLISTER I should have told you. But then I didn’t know. Since I left as BOOMER’s editor 18 months ago, I’ve continued writing … Continue reading

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COFFEE WITH … LYNNE TICKLE

SECOND ACTS COFFEE WITH … LYNNE TICKLE Why keep the prestigious, well-paying job when you can work for much less? BY RAY McALLISTER Lynne Tickle had been contemplating retiring. But no time soon. Two or three years, maybe. You don’t … Continue reading

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And the “PORTSMOUTH” winners are …

Our giveaway of the newly re-released Portsmouth: The Way It Was, by the late Ellen Fulcher Cloud, brought 767 entries, according to Goodreads. Here are the 5 WINNERS of First-Day copies, selected by Goodreads: Kristi Corbett, Amy Ellis, Steve Martinson, … Continue reading

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STAR POWER

SECOND ACTS STAR POWER Actors and directors keep going. Why would they not? BY RAY McALLISTER June-July 2017 Boomer Magazine Usually, I write these columns about someone I’ve interviewed. (That at least takes a little work … I didn’t even … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the “New” PORTSMOUTH

Portsmouth: The Way It Was will be republished tomorrow, May 20. Why is it being brought back into print? Here’s my foreword to the book by Ellen Fulcher Cloud, which tells the true story of the “ghost village of the … Continue reading

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COFFEE WITH … JEFF KELLAM

SECOND ACTS COFFEE WITH … JEFF KELLAM Multiple jobs were nothing new. Now that he’s retired, he’s picking up the pace. BY RAY McALLISTER April-May 2017 Boomer Magazine What is Jeff Kellam’s career, exactly? Which of the … what, dozens … Continue reading

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And the WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH winners are …

By the time the Goodreads giveaway of 10 copies of the new enhanced edition of Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island ended last night, 856 had entered. Here are the 10 WINNERS: Barbie Campbell, Betty Grow, Tammy Hornbeck, Havis Mohammad, Lisa … Continue reading

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MOVIES BEFORE THEY BLEW UP STUFF

SECOND ACTS MOVIES BEFORE THEY BLEW UP STUFF TCM’s sixth and final – for now – cruise celebrates enduring quality BY RAY McALLISTER February-March 2017 BOOMER Quick, name the best American movies of 2016, the ones you know will last. … Continue reading

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Mary Tyler Moore at The Richmond Forum

Mary Tyler Moore, who died yesterday at age 80, had a memorable appearance, both funny and poignant, 19 years ago at The Richmond Forum. Here’s the story, from The Forum Files: The Stories Behind The Richmond Forum: *     *     * … Continue reading

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And the “FORUM FILES” winners are …

Our Goodreads Giveaway of the book that goes behind the scenes with the world’s most interest people, The Forum Files: The Stories Behind The Richmond Forum, brought a large number of entrants — 512 — despite being about a Richmond-based … Continue reading

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