Chapter 4. It’s Your Passion: Make it Happen

Introduction

Do you make enough time for play?

Most boomers don’t. For several decades they have been so directed toward career and family that they have missed recess. They have often lost the lilt in their smiles and the sparkle in their eyes that come from a day of play. By this stage of life, some boomers have graduated to size 14 and have lost their hair, libido, and health. The big house doesn’t lift the heart anymore. Money doesn’t rekindle the soul.

But as boomers age, the times they are a-changin’. Ralph and his brother Frank stopped by my house recently, on their way home after placing decoys for the start of duck-hunting season. My friend Beth spends more time these days taking pictures of her ...

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