It was a time of tough guys and dangerous dames. Fedoras, bootleggers, jazz clubs and organized crime were the keywords to a way of life that was at once titillating and repugnant. The era was as hard-boiled as the tough, unsentimental and gritty prose that graced popular magazines like Black Mask.
I don’t think there’s anything like traditional retirement these days. Instead, successful people are transforming their lives and their careers in their early 50s, and seeking fulfillment with a balance of personal and professional pursuits. They want recreation but they also want community engagement, volunteering, entrepreneurship and adventure. This new breed of boomer-retiree is on a quest for living well in an informal, easy-going yet active lifestyle.