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Kenny Loggins: Advice To My Younger Self

Kenny Loggins | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

A few days ago it came to my attention that a fellow HuffPo writer named Ilene Angel had written a very flattering review of Blue Sky Riders. In the post, she asked me the questions she wished she'd have asked me backstage. I figured it might be fun and informative to print her questions here, with my answers, too.

On Do-Overs, Lessons Learned and Second-Chances

Nancy Sherr | Posted 12.16.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

While we don't get a "do over" when it comes to our youth, we can use much of what we've learned in hindsight to help us live more zestfully in midlife.

You Can't Go Home Again (But I Did)

Gary Burr | Posted 12.06.2012 | Fifty
Gary Burr

I had dropped out of college, gone to California, come home, gotten married and had two kids and was now making $278 a week. I was also writing songs in my basement every night after the kids were asleep. In my heart of hearts I knew that THAT was what i was put on this planet to do.

The Real Thing

Kenny Loggins | Posted 11.27.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Even though you may have put in years of sweat to attain your goal, there always seems to be this bizarre sense of surprise, right at that moment when it all comes true. Even though every bone in your body knew it was just gonna happen, when it actually does, I guarantee shock and awe.

Let's Start a Band

Kenny Loggins | Posted 11.04.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Suddenly, I had a new musical style, a new band behind me and by the end of the year, a new marriage. I was ten feet tall and bullet-proof and, like most young, stupidly successful musicians, I just naturally assumed it would all last forever.

9 Second Acts That Don't Require A 4-Year Degree

Posted 08.21.2012 | Fifty

By Susan Ricker and CareerBuilder You want to make a career change, but you don't have a bachelor's degree and don't have the funds or the interest...

12 Tools To Help Land Your Dream Job

Posted 08.16.2012 | Fifty

The prospect of reinventing yourself after 50 can be a daunting one without some basic tools and support. Fortunately, while it can't give you the all...

Kenny Loggins: 'I Finally Understand What I Wished For As A Young Man'

Kenny Loggins | Posted 10.10.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

I finally understand what I wished for as a young man in Pasadena, as a rock star in the '80s and again as a grown man starting over again in 2012... It's the whole enchilada: nerves, tears and all. This is exactly what success feels like.

Pulled By A Religious Calling, Growing Numbers Of Women Are Entering The Clergy In Midlife

Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM By Rona Cherry Shortly before 9 a.m. on September 11, 2001, I received a telephone call from a friend who told me to turn on th...

This IS A Band!

Kenny Loggins | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

How do we find a new way to collaborate that honors each of our creative urges, while keeping this production within our modest budget? After all, this ain't "Dark Side of the Moon," ya know.

10 Midlifers Declare Their Independence

Posted 07.05.2012 | Fifty

This Fourth of July, we were inspired to round up some of the amazing men and women featured on Huff/Post50 who have declared “I am independent!”...

Looking For A Part-Time Job? 10 Great Gigs For Retirees

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.06.2012 | Fifty

With more Americans over 65 choosing to work longer than ever before, ways for retirees to continue earning while enjoying the leisure time and flexib...

Former Columnist Sails Away From It All

www.newspaperalum.com | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel

Before being pushed out by the editor of the Denver Post in 1997, veteran journalist Jim Carrier [See bio] claims he had one of the best jobs in Ameri...

How A Squirrel Turned A Stay-At-Home Mom Into A Millionaire

Lori Weiss | Posted 10.09.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

One More Time, With Feeling

Kenny Loggins | Posted 08.26.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

There are 55,578 new bands arriving onto "the music scene" each week, (I'm guessing here...), all young and gorgeous, all talented beyond belief, (well not ALL, necessarily), but all vying for the same shot: for your attention, your imagination, and your hard earned cash. So what am I doing here, now, at my age, still wanting you to sing along?

This Is What 60 Looks Like

Robin Bobbé | Posted 08.13.2012 | Fifty
Robin Bobbé

I now consider myself the modern 60. I would like to get the word out to the advertising world that we are strong, vital and confident.

How To Find The Soundtrack For Our Lives

Kenny Loggins | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Music kept us strong through personal adversities, and we even used music at the funerals of our loved ones, too many now to mention. I myself heard "Celebrate Me Home" at my own brother's funeral; a moment I never could have anticipated nor will ever forget.

What This Couple Learned In Two Years Of Nonstop Travel

Wayne and Pat Dunlap | Posted 07.19.2012 | Fifty
Wayne and Pat Dunlap

By taking time away from our routines, we were able to reevaluate what was working for us and what was not. We learned that there is so much more to life than we ever imagined.

WATCH: Belinda Carlisle's New Niche

Posted 05.18.2012 | Fifty

Belinda Carlisle appeared on Good Day New York to talk about her next act: home decor designer. Don't worry "We Got The Beat" fans -- Carlisle has...

Changing Careers In Midlife, Just Like My Parents

Elise Sax | Posted 07.17.2012 | Fifty
Elise Sax

College graduates are pondering who they are and who they will become, but maybe these questions can't be answered at graduation. Because I got to tell you, I'm a hell of a lot older than they are, and I'm asking myself: Who am I? Where am I? I used to know, but then I changed.

Soccer Moms Score Big With A Very Simple Idea

Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website, is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

Extreme Boomer Travelers Walk 6,800 Miles Across The USA

Doris Gallan | Posted 07.14.2012 | Fifty
Doris Gallan

The couple's fifth date was a 2,200 mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. "With our youngest now in college, we finally had the opportunity to get back to our first and foremost passion."

Have a Life FAIL? How To Bounce Back Fast!

Debra Ollivier | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

In the new book, Rebounders: How Winners Pivot from Setback to Success, author Rick Newman examines the core strengths of rebounders, including resilience -- the capacity not only to cope with adversity, but to overcome it, learn from it and be transformed by it.

Creative Reinvention: Learning To Share More Than Ideas

Kenny Loggins | Posted 07.10.2012 | Fifty
Kenny Loggins

Gary, and I are just two very different personalities in this situation: He watches the budget, I ignore it. He likes stability and firm ground to stand on, I like the fluidity of change and invention. Gary says, "What's wrong with how it IS?!" I say, "Nothing. I just think it could be better!"

How This Mother And Daughter Triumphed Over Cancer

Huff/Post50 | Lori Weiss | Posted 10.18.2012 | Home

One of the reasons I started my website was to create a place where women can come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang ...