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COFFEE WITH … REX & KATHY SPRINGSTON

SECOND ACTS COFFEE WITH … REX & KATHY SPRINGSTON Accidental fundraisers for the Puerto Rican people BY RAY McALLISTER April-May 2018 BOOMER You may recall that three devastating hurricanes hit the U.S. last fall: in the Houston area, Florida, and … Continue reading

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Momentarily, I’m going to be on national TV … Or not

It’s entirely possible we’ll be on national TV tonight. Or not. It all depends on what the editors of Turner Classic Movies did in putting together the interview with Michael Douglas that airs first at 8 o’clock tonight. Far more … Continue reading

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COFFEE WITH … PAULINE CLAY

SECOND ACTS COFFEE WITH … PAULINE CLAY Her career suddenly disappeared, so she turned to her passion BY RAY McALLISTER February-March 2018 BOOMER The end came without warning. One day, Pauline Clay was returning from vacation to her job at … Continue reading

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News from the Ghost Island of the Outer Banks

NEWS FROM THE GHOST ISLAND OF THE OUTER BANKS By Ray McAllister One of the things I do on the side — and one of the most rewarding — is edit the newsletter of the FRIENDS OF PORTSMOUTH ISLAND. The … Continue reading

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And the WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH winners are …

Our giveaway of 10 signed copies of the newly re-released 10th Anniversary Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island brought more than 1,000 entries — 1,072, to be exact — according to Goodreads. Here are the 10 WINNERS, selected by Goodreads: Lorraine … Continue reading

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And the “FLIGHTS OF FANCY” winners are …

Our giveaway of 3 signed copies of the new FLIGHTS OF FANCY: Stories, Conversations and Life Travels with a Bemused Columnist and His Whimsical Wife, by Randy and Barbara Fitzgerald, brought 583, entries, according to Goodreads. Here are the 3 … Continue reading

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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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And the “PORTSMOUTH” winners are …

Our giveaway of the newly re-released Portsmouth: The Way It Was, by the late Ellen Fulcher Cloud, brought 767 entries, according to Goodreads. Here are the 5 WINNERS of First-Day copies, selected by Goodreads: Kristi Corbett, Amy Ellis, Steve Martinson, … Continue reading

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