Category Archives: Never Too Late

Aging: ‘Dying Young Only Looks Good in the Movies’

Journalist Regina Brett put it all in perspective. When she turned fifty, she wrote, “After having breast cancer at forty-one, I’m thrilled to grow old.” BACK IN THE EARLY 1960’S, before Mrs. R. and I were married, we were both employed at a large defense-oriented research firm in Northern California. The staff was a well-educated […]

It’s Never Too Late: A Writer’s Life

A worker’s curiosity about the contents of an abandoned steamer trunk leads a very young writer to unlock the romantic story of a much older writer. by Dave Riley LEO ROSTEN, THE SCREENWRITER AND HUMORIST, said it best: “The only reason for being a professional writer is that you just can’t help it.” As Rosten […]

What Do You Do All Day?

“Within days of registering I was making my first film appearance in “Hollywood Homicide,” a movie starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett as detective buddies.”  By Dave Riley RETIREMENT ISN’T EXACTLY A LIFETIME DO-OVER, but it is a kind of Act 2, a chance to accomplish things you never had the opportunity for during your […]