64 and More Vol. 47 #5 The Final Interview: Ten Questions

Well, it’s finally here. The last post of my 64 and More Adventure….which of course, is the infamous Ten Questions.

When I first imagined this year-long project, I wanted someway to connect the 52 people who would come to define 64 and More. After a bit of thought, my recall went to the celebrated

“Inside the Actors Studio” interview program where host James Lipton always ends with ten questions.

While I admit to “borrowing” Mr. Lipton’s concept, the design of the 64 and More Ten

Questions was my own and ended up being one of the most interesting and perhaps most significant parts of the series.

It was interesting…and annoying …..to have to deal with my own creation. In the end,however, thanks to my friend and expert interviewer, Kathryn Gallant, I muddled through and added my thoughts to the fabric of the 52 who answered before me.

Intro music performed by Alyn Syms
Closing music performed by Paul Yanni

64 and More Vol. 47 #4 The Final Interview: Bringing 64 and More Full Circle

After interviewing 52 people in 52 weeks, I felt fairly expert in the 64 and More routine. That is until my friend Kathryn Gallant came to my home on a quest to interview me about my year-long project.

Spurred on by Kathryn’s insightful questions, she and I pretty much ran the gamut of 64 and More adventures, from disasterous to miraculous.  

But more significantly for me, by  the end of our two-plus hour interview, Kathryn had led me to some insightful realizations about myself and about my future now that I have finally reached my 65th birthday. 

All of which, brought 64 and More full circle.

To view other parts in this 64 and More series click below.
64 and More Vol. 47  #1  The Final Interview: Never Say Never
64 and More Vol. 47  #2 The Final Interview: Bloody Marys and The White House
64 and More Vol. 47  #3 The Final Interview: Telling the Story
 

If you enjoyed this 64 and More interview, click here for the GoFundMe page to support the continuation of the project.

64 and More Vol. 47 #3 Telling The Story

In my 40 plus year career as a writer and journalist, I have often been at the forefront of the story as an author, as a newspaper and radio commentator and as a reporter. 

What I came to realize in this final 64 and More interview with Kathryn Gallant is that my true place in the world of storytelling is within a space that I seem to be able to create while interviewing that allows people to feel comfortable and where they are willing to share moments and memories of the kind that ultimately connect us all.

To view other parts in this 64 and More series click below.
64 and More Vol. 47  #1  The Final Interview: Never Say Never
64 and More Vol. 47  #2 The Final Interview: Bloody Marys and The White House
 

If you enjoyed this 64 and More interview, click here for the GoFundMe page to support the continuation of the project.

64 and More Vol. 47 #2 The Final Interview: Bloody Marys and The White House

My friend Kathryn Gallant is the American CEO of a British company specializing in market research on global healthcare. In her work, she has spent the past 25 years interviewing hundreds of people as a professional applied social science field researcher. 

Needless to say, when Kathryn asked if she could interview me about my 64 and More experience,

I knew I would be in good hands. So, as we journeyed behind the scenes of my year-long interview project, Kathryn ably guided me through two of the most fun parts of 64 and More.
Bloody Marys and The White House.

To view other parts in this 64 and More series click below.
64 and More Vol. 47  #1  The Final Interview: Never Say Never
 

If you enjoyed this 64 and More interview, click here for the GoFundMe page to support the continuation of the project.

64 and More Vol. 47 #1 The Final Interview: Never Say Never

For the last 52 weeks, I have devoted a great part of my life to interviewing 52 people from across the United States and throughout Ireland, all under the title of 64 and More. The effort and process was exhilarating as well as exhausting, but most of all it was the realization of my life’s dream

What never occurred to me was that at the end of this project someone would want to interview me! But that’s exactly what occurred as a wonderful friend named Kathryn Gallant turned the tables in employing her professional interview skills to go behind the scenes of my 64 and More experience.

Being on the other side of the camera gave me a whole new respect for my 52 interviewees. It also helped me to realize the truth in the age-old wisdom, when you love what you do, it never feels like work.

If you enjoyed this 64 and More interview, click here for the GoFundMe page to support the continuation of the project.