Category Archives: Boomer magazine columns

Ray’s columns for Boomer magazine, sometimes w/ additional photos & info.

CAMPAIGN FEVER … CHARLEY McDOWELL STYLE

SECOND ACTS CAMPAIGN FEVER Half a century later, Charley McDowell still delivers laughs and hope BY RAY McALLISTER Boomer magazine, Dec. 2017 – Jan. 2018 I have just emerged from an election campaign that was surprisingly entertaining. No, not last … Continue reading

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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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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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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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COFFEE WITH … ROY PROCTOR

SECOND ACTS COFFEE WITH … ROY PROCTOR After a career of critiquing the theater world, he knew what would work as a playwright BY RAY McALLISTER Dec ’16- Jan ’17 BOOMER For 30 years, Roy Proctor was one of the … Continue reading

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MISS YOU, DAD… And sorry for those fights over Nixon

My father died five years ago today, on Oct. 30, 2011. Here’s the column I wrote for Boomer magazine. MISS YOU, DAD… And sorry for those fights over Nixon Everyone liked my father. They did. It’s not an exaggeration. They … Continue reading

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COFFEE WITH … LINDA VERDERY

SECOND ACTS COFFEE WITH … LINDA VERDERY She had her retirement planned – until a little fib and a big passion turned her to something she simply ‘can’t not do’ BY RAY McALLISTER OCT-NOV 2016 BOOMER MAGAZINE Linda Verdery had … Continue reading

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COFFEE WITH … JOHN WITT

SECOND ACTS COFFEE WITH … JOHN WITT Newsman-turned-actor: ‘I had done everything I had to do. Now I could do what I want to do.’ BY RAY McALLISTER AUG-SEPT 2016 BOOMER MAGAZINE “For a while it was nice to sleep … Continue reading

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BETTER THAN I THOUGHT: This new career may not be a disaster after all

June-July 2016 Boomer magazine SECOND ACTS BY RAY McALLISTER It’s been one issue – or all of two months – since I left BOOMER to embark upon a third career. I’m still alive. So that’s a plus. This career as … Continue reading

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