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Water Skiing at 88? Why Not?

WATER SKIING SENIOR CITIZENS? At 88 and 86, Harry and Artis Price know how to have fun.  This married couple from Florida are an inspiration to anyone who fears they’re getting too old for certain things.  They have participated in more national water skiing championships than anyone else in the history of the sport.  In the process, they have earned 150 gold medals… and counting. In an interview with the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the couple offered their thoughts on...

Bret Michaels Interview

THIS IS BRET MICHAELS’ ENCORE. The lead singer of the band Poison almost died a few years ago from a brain hemorrhage, which didn’t stop him from rocking. “All my life I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic,” says Michaels, now 52.  “I’ve always taken life day-by-day.” “A brain hemorrhage puts it all in a deeper perspective,” he says.  “I’m one of those guys hit by lightning.  I see the big picture.  Everything is in perspective now.” “Let’s just say...

Anne Archer Interview

THE (FATAL) ATTRACTION ENDURES Anne Archer has heard it all before.  But please, don’t bring up the boiled bunny.  Not a day goes by without some mention of “Fatal Attraction.” In real life, Archer is doing just fine with husband Terry Jastrow, who directed and co-produced the recent film “The Squeeze,” now out on video and VUDU.“I still hear, ‘You’re so nice.  How could anyone cheat on you?’” says the 67-year-old beauty.   “The Squeeze” revolves around a young man...

Love & Money & Aging Gracefully

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A.R. GURNEY, MARK LAMOS AND MAUREEN ANDERMAN A.R. “Pete” Gurney’s newest play, Love & Money, brings us Cornelia Cunningham—a wealthy Manhattan widow who, since she is well past that famously undefined certain age, has decided to give away her riches before she dies.  Affluent and sheltered her entire life, she finally sees the world around her.  She wants to help people who need it, and she is determined to do so despite the expectations of...

Jennifer Beals Interview

JENNIFER BEALS HAS BEAUTIFUL DREAMS So what if they’re the high caloric ones?  Is that even allowed in the Los Angeles city limits?  “As a girl growing up in Chicago, I have the fondest memories of taking swim lessons and afterwards, my mom would take us to this really great restaurant across the street that has tacos called Su Casa,” says the North and South Side native. “When I come back to Chicago, I run on Lake Shore Drive...

Diane Keaton Interview

DIANE KEATON’S CLOCK IS TICKING…   Diane Keaton should meet everyone who is turning 50.  Suddenly, that birthday would be Absolutely No Big Deal. I did have a moment where I confessed the number on my driver’s license. The 69-year-old icon gasps.  ”I’m a lot older than you!” she says with a laugh.  “Just remember: It keeps evolving and changing.  Your views of getting older might change every single day.” How does Diane Keaton have a healthy mindset about...

A Crusty Old Broad

“CRUSTY OLD BROAD”— I’m using this term with endearment. My fond memories of my mother, who passed at age 88, always bring a smile to my face. Mom was a character but always in a very sweet way. She would say the most outlandish things but with that little smile on her face, a twinkle in her eye and her soft voice, no one was ever offended. A bit taken aback perhaps, but never offended. She called everyone “dear”...

Bridal Shower – Showers of Happiness

Mother Of The Bridal Shower We aren’t building our dream house, but we are redecorating.  I use the term very loosely.  We are renovating madly.  Our only child, our beloved daughter, is having her bridal shower here and I have become Muriel Blandings.  So far, I have had my husband Charlie move all of the living room furniture three times, build a slate walkway, put a new roof on the house and replace the gutters.  He has replaced the...

Taylor Dayne Interview

BABY BOOMERS LOVE TAYLOR DAYNE—  Taylor Dayne is rock royalty to anyone over 50 who listened to pop music in the 80s.  She is at her Los Angeles home on a Friday afternoon mulling over the aging process.  When it comes to aging, here’s the question:  Is this really love of getting older or just a game? Yes, that borrows a line from one of her most famous songs that the Long Island native turned into a number one hit. Taylor...

What If? Book Review

Book Review of What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe, Houghton Mifflin Randall Munroe has definitely found a second act career after working for NASA.  As a scientific pundit he has found a way to take esoteric facts and turn them into a dialogue with his endless Internet fans on his xkcd.com.  With a rather playful approach in What If?, Randall Munroe simply answers funky questions that resonate with his readers who ask them. You...

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