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The Day Walt Disney Warned Ray Bradbury: “We’d kill each other!”

Posted on 06/7/2012 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentFor writers, the value of a compliment lies not in the effusion of words, but in the source of them. Even the most modest statement of encouragement for the most minor effort, from the right person, can make your day and sometimes your decade. And that explains why I still treasure a letter I received on September 5, 2001, from Ray Bradbury. “Dear Bill Newcott,”  it begins, “Thank you for your good letter.” Good letter. Good letter! One of the …

The Great Battleship Calamity of ’76

Posted on 04/6/2011 by |Home & Family blogger | Comments

Home & FamilyI love the story AARP The Magazine did on vintage games. It made me think fondly about my childhood and family. Growing up I was all about games. Love ‘em. Inside or outside, I loved them all. There’s a story my family likes to tell about a game of Battleship I played with my dad when I was 5 years old. Let’s just call it “The Great Battleship Calamity of ’76.”

Happy Birthday, Jamie Lee Curtis!

Posted on 11/22/2010 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentThat’s right, today the savvy and beautiful American actress turns 52 today. Also check out AARP Magazine’s interview with Jamie Lee a couple of years ago where she divulges her thoughts on turning 50 and being comfortable in her own skin. But would we expect any less from her? One highlighted quote: “I want to be older. I actually think there’s an incredible amount of self-knowledge that comes with getting older. I feel way better now than I did when …

AARP Interviews George W.

Posted on 11/11/2010 by |General News | Comments

Your LifeGeorge W. Bush, that is. Yep, the former U.S. president sat down with AARP Magazine to talk about his new memoir, what he’s up to these days, and retrospectives on his days in office. The magazine with the full interview hits stands on November 15th, but we have a sneak peek with some highlights of the interview here. Here’s some of his thoughts on his controversial reputation and the media: “In terms of what people think about me, the truth …

AARP Debuts Four Apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Posted on 10/1/2010 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

TechnologyAARP has a big announcement today! It is AARP’s first foray into mobile content with the debut of FOUR new digital apps. The new AARP app for iPhone and iPod touch lets AARP members: • carry a digital version of their membership card • allows them easier access to member benefits • access to member activities • and member programs! AARP is also introducing three separate apps for AARP The Magazine, AARP Bulletin and AARP VIVA that will be available …

Inspirational Pets?

Posted on 04/22/2010 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Home & FamilyAnyone who’s ever owned a pet could testify that animals can be incredible gifts to people’s lives. This is why AARP held a special contest: AARP’s Most Heroic Pet Contest, and a winner has been crowned. Magic, a blue-eyed miniature horse that visits hospitals, hospices and assited-living programs, has changed a number of people’s lives. And she truly seems to be magic! She was with a man when he woke up from a coma, is a good friend to an …