Blog Posts by Second Act

  • Todd Reed: Veteran, Amputee, Outfielder

    Losing his foot and ankle to a land mine couldn't stop 50-year-old Todd Reed. He's a Mesa, Arizona police officer and plays outfield for the Wounded Warriors Amputee softball team.

  • Switched at Birth in 1953

    Kay Rene Qualls and DeeAnn Shafer were 56-years-old when they discovered a shocking truth: they were separated from their biological families in a Heppner, Oregon nursery. Three years later, they and their families have learned to cope.

  • Mike Brown: National Parks Aficionado

    Forty-three year old Mike Brown, co-founder of the National Park Travelers Club, has visited 250 sites in the park system. One day he hopes to visit them all.

  • Firefighting at 50

    It took nearly two decades for first-year firefighter Shaun Mooney to achieve his dream job.

  • Anna Goeser, L.A.'s go-to chicken-sitter

    Anna Goeser, 46, is finding urban farmers in Los Angeles need a little help with their chickens.

  • Béatrice Coron: Stories Cut from Paper

    Artist Béatrice Coron, 56, didn't make her first paper cut until she was 40. Now, her work is internationally recognized.

  • Competitive Snow Sculpting

    Realtor Rob Neyland, 59, helped found the International Snow Sculpture Championships in Breckenridge, CO.

  • Jay Shafer: Downsizing for Life

    Ten years ago, Jay Shafer downsized to an 89-square-foot house and reinvented both his lifestyle and career in the process.

  • Louise Hay: Changing Minds, Changing Lives

    Writer and publisher Louise Hay, 85, has sold millions of books affirming the power of thought. Her latest book, "You Can Create an Exceptional Life," was written with life coach Cheryl Richardson.

  • Cheech: The Comedian Who Loves Art

    Legendary comedian Cheech Marin, 65, has become a leading collector of Chicano art. His new sitcom, "Rob," airs on CBS.


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