What’s it like to be 75? Well, I’ll tell you. I’ve had two knee replacements. I’ve had back surgery. I keep falling down and breaking things: my fingers, my skull.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
Art is about personal expression. Anyone who discovers and practices this has something to live for other than what they have to do to make a living. People who write poetry don’t make a lot of money, but seeing their words on the page provides more satisfaction than any job could offer.

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading Sculptor Thaddeus Mosley
Leaving a job after 10 or 15 years is more like mourning the loss of a close friend than it is a career change. Think about it. You spend 20 years of your life sleeping, five years going the bathroom and 80 percent of what’s left working. So your job is a big…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading I really got my job because nobody wanted it, including me
When I drove my 22-​year-​old son from our home in Los Angeles to his new life in San Francisco, I didn’t realize I, too, was starting off on a new road. I used the six-​hour drive to deliver last-​minute motherly advice. He wanted to talk about his dream of becoming a musician. For…

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  • Issue Quarter Summer
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading K.J. Bryant lives the life she originally intended
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