Category Archives: Personal

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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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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The Story Behind the “New” PORTSMOUTH

  Portsmouth: The Way It Was will be republished tomorrow, May 20. Why is it being brought back into print? Here’s my foreword to the book by Ellen Fulcher Cloud, which tells the true story of the “ghost village of … 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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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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