Category Archives: Boomer magazine columns

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

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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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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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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STAR POWER

SECOND ACTS STAR POWER Actors and directors keep going. Why would they not? BY RAY McALLISTER June-July 2017 Boomer Magazine Usually, I write these columns about someone I’ve interviewed. (That at least takes a little work … I didn’t even … Continue reading

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COFFEE WITH … JEFF KELLAM

SECOND ACTS COFFEE WITH … JEFF KELLAM Multiple jobs were nothing new. Now that he’s retired, he’s picking up the pace. BY RAY McALLISTER April-May 2017 Boomer Magazine What is Jeff Kellam’s career, exactly? Which of the … what, dozens … 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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