Careers: Catching Their Second Wind

Late in the game, some folks find life's best rewards

You've got to love late bloomers. Knowing that Grandma Moses first picked up a paintbrush at 76 or that Ray Kroc launched the world's largest fast-food chain at 52 plants tiny seeds of hope in each of us ordinary mortals that we may one day burst into flower too. And if experts are correct, we may just have a chance. Life expectancy has increased some 30 years during the past century, and much of that time, it seems, has been added not to the end of our life but to the middle, extending the time we live as healthy, active adults--and...

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