Steve's Quest: An animated musical from Chris Edgar

I have a confession.

A few weekends ago, while running updates on the blog, I clandestinely watched an episode of the Green Lantern animated series that was mesmerizing my husband. (Yes, baby, I’m admitting it in public.)

Green Lantern—Hal Jordan, Sinestro, that oath: “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight…”

All I could think was, “How the heck did they tell a perfect story with beginning, middle, end, and sympathetic characters in 22 minutes?” Not to mention the eye-catching animation.

I last experienced comics, before I met my husband, on the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Sunday pages circa 1972. {Read on…}

Inspiring Hope One Story at at Time at LaterBloomer.com

Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul
and sings the tune without the words
and never stops at all.

~Emily Dickinson

There’s a town just south of Calgary, Canada, called High River, population 13,000.

Hollywood loves High River. It became Smallville in Superman III and doubled as High River, Montana in Caitlin’s Way, a Nickelodean series. It’s currently the home of Heartland, a popular CBC offering.

Except for that tenuous entertainment industry link, High River couldn’t be further from Los Angeles, my hometown—small vs. big, charming vs. sprawling, seasonal vs. season-less. {Read on…}

Three Ageless Athletes and A Confession

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“I could have gone faster but I didn’t want to. I’m not playing at being a champion.” A 100-year-old cyclist and two nonagenarian yoginis define what really matters.

A Dozen Late-Blooming Athletes To Get You Going

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A dozen people who found their inner athlete after age 50!

The Love Song Of Charles Robert Darwin, Pt. 1

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Let me introduce you to Charles Robert “Bobby” Darwin — trust fund slacker, medical school dropout, and late-blooming author of an idea that rocked the world.

The Thrilling Art of Arthur J. Penn

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Sardinia is an island of stunning beauty with a deep, enigmatic past. Late-blooming novelist Arthur J. Penn taps into its splendor and mystery for his first book, Nada, a political thriller.

Introducing The 2014 Later Bloomer PDF Calendar

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I’m shamelessly using my kitty to peddle a new mailing list incentive — the 2014 Later Bloomer Calendar, a book of days celebrating creatives who started after age 36 (sometimes well after).

Why I Write Science Fiction by Lindsay Edmunds

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Author Lindsay Edmunds stopped reading fantasy and science fiction her twenties, when she became a “responsible adult.” So why does she write it now, decades later?

Gifts of Creativity from Late-Blooming Writers

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What do Miguel de Cervantes, Bram Stoker, Lee Child, Claire Cook, and a lot of my friends have in common? They’re all scriveners who published their first book past their fifth decade!

A Midweek Motivational: The Good News About Getting Older

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Jonathan Young, former curator of the Joseph Campbell archives, reminds us “a life with nothing to be sorry about would be rather uneventful.” Obi-Wan would agree.