Category Archives: It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late: The Short Happy Career of Willie Wood

At long last he putted, and the ball rolled agonizingly slowly across the green, then broke right towards the cup. “Go!” I shouted. “Go!” THIS IS THE STORY of a professional athlete and one of his more ardent fans. The athlete is former PGA touring pro Willie Wood.   I am the fan. I became aware […]

What Do You Do All Day?

“Within days of registering I was making my first film appearance in “Hollywood Homicide,” a movie starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett as detective buddies.”  By Dave Riley RETIREMENT ISN’T EXACTLY A LIFETIME DO-OVER, but it is a kind of Act 2, a chance to accomplish things you never had the opportunity for during your […]

Leisure: Cathy Rigby, Peter Pan, and Herb

“As we get older, we tend to put restrictions on ourselves … But I don’t believe that anymore. I still believe that anything is possible, and that’s a very Peter Pan kind of wishful thinking.” by Dave Riley At sixty-four, former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby isn’t a geezer but neither is she a kid. Ms. […]

Aging: The Rich Life of Jeanne Louise Calment

by Dave Riley “If you live to be a hundred you’ve got it made because hardly anybody dies after a hundred.” — George Burns The other day my neighbor Arnie and I had a discussion — a bit of an argument really — about old people, people who are, as Arnie put it, “a hundred […]

It’s Never Too Late: Beatrice Vivian Divic

By Dave Riley They come to Los Angeles by the dozens every week — some even say by the hundreds.   They are young and beautiful. They arrive at the depots by train or bus, at LAX and Burbank by plane, or off the interstates, in used vehicles that brothers and other relatives had chipped in […]