Bill Hansbury – A Miracle?

January 19th, 2010 → 9:50 am @

Correction: When I originally posted the profile of Bill Hansbury, I was under the impression that Bill owned the “Boston Bill” sunglass company. I was recently informed that this is not the case and that Greg Chewning owns the trademark and the sunglass company that goes by that name. To avoid this  dispute, I have removed the […]

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John Mattson – Dancing on the Edge

January 16th, 2010 → 6:55 pm @

I attended an independent publishers meeting today and happened to meet an interesting guys by the name of John Mattson. John, whose age I don’t know, but definitely over 50,  recently published a book of adventures he has had over the years around the globe.  The title is Dancing on the Edge of an Endangered Planet, […]

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Seeing Old Age as a Never-Ending Adventure

January 14th, 2010 → 2:17 pm @

Check out this New York Times article about some well-seasoned adventureres.
I want to be these folkes when I grow up. A 90 year-old wing-walker…How wild?
I’m getting ready to launch into a final edit and organize marathon, that starts tonight around 6pm mountain time and ends Sunday at midnight.
I plan on starting final formatting and editing […]

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Some interesting books and articles

January 12th, 2010 → 9:31 am @

Over the holidays I read three books that align well with my 50 athletes over 50 project. The first one I read is by Sandy Scott, a 69-year-old cyclist who has made a remarkable recovery from a neck breaking bike accident when he was 65. His book From Broken Neck to Broken Records tells his story […]

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Eric Biedermann, age 77, talks about what sports mean to him

January 10th, 2010 → 10:58 am @

This video is from an interview with Eric Biedermann of Fort Collins, Colorado. This is my first experiment with video interviews and I hope you like it. Eric is a retired Lutheran minister and has lived in Fort Collins since he retired. His main sport is badminton, although his main form of conditioning is swimming. […]

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OK, so how lazy can we get?

January 7th, 2010 → 8:27 pm @

In general I try not to judge what others do, but I was so struck by this invention that I had to turn up the contrast on how lazy some of us have become. I can certainly understand how this system, which required significant R&D investment, would be useful for the disabled, but the suggestion […]

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Cheryl Ragsdale – Yes or no, but never maybe

January 4th, 2010 → 10:40 pm @

The following is a brief profile of one of the athletes I interviewed for my upcoming book.
While writing my book, I had put together a slide show, showing pictures of the athletes I interviewed, each with the athletes name, age, and location, as well as a quote from the interview. The most common reaction when […]

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Check Out The Cover Design!

December 28th, 2009 → 12:47 pm @

I am feverishly shoring up the copy and editing my new book entitled, “50 Athletes Over 50 Teach Us How to Live a Strong, Healthy Life.” Below is the front cover design.
This book will not only feature profiles of 50 athletes as well as some featured interviews, but will also summarize observations and lessons that […]

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R.S. and Melody Mitchell – Changing hearts, changing minds, changing lives.

December 23rd, 2009 → 6:02 pm @

The following is a brief profile of people I interviewed for my upcoming book about athletes over 50. Enjoy!
R.S. and Melody Mitchell, 61 and 54 respectively, live in Salisbury, Maryland and own and operate one of the largest martial arts schools in the country. R.S. learned martial arts from his father when he was very […]

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Some thoughts from Bruce Runnels

December 18th, 2009 → 1:49 pm @

I interviewed Bruce Runnels back in July (, and while I typically email the list of questions to interviewees ahead of the interview, I forgot in his case. The one question that Bruce had a hard time answering, and I would too without time to ponder it, is what his motto is. The following is what […]

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