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

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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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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CAREER NO. 3. After eight years, I’m leaving BOOMER … but forget retirement

EDITOR’S LETTER Blunt headline, isn’t it. But that’s the short of it: I’m leaving as BOOMER’s editor. I’m goin’ off book-writin’. Call it Career No. 3. (I know: Why can’t I hold a job?) Career No. 1 was the Richmond … Continue reading

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