Bill Jordan: Your Favorite Chair

Everyone has a favorite chair – even if they don’t admit it! Some favorite chairs are more sacred than others…and why is this so universally important to us? Bill Jordan had his humorous thoughts on the matter. For more on Bill Jordan and Embrace The Boom go to Also be sure to Order Bill’s … Read more

John Mariani The Virtual Gourmet: Tour BROOKLYN’s CLASSIC CUISINE

When 3 native New Yorker’s get together to talk food –even if 2 of them are on the West Coast — you gotta believe they will eventually talk about old time great restaurants in BROOKLYN! John Mariani, internationally well-known restaurant reviewer shares not only some famous eating places in the 4th largest city on the … Read more

Bill Jordan: Practice #7 Prioritize and Execute

As the creator of the EMBRACE THE BOOM Movement for Baby Boomers, Bill Jordan has collected his ‘Best Practices’ for living and enjoying life and put them into a book. Today he discusses “Practice #7” –Prioritize and Execute — with Celebrating Act 2. For more on Bill Jordan and Embrace The Boom go to … Read more

John Mariani The Virtual Gourmet: A look at LONG ISLAND and Regional Wines

When the subject turned to explore the wineries of Long Island NY our expert food and travel contributor, John Mariani, publisher of the Virtual Gourmet Newsletter, included his wealth of knowledge about the history of regional wines in the USA. Lots of fascinating history —who knew there were native American grapes?– and great commentary about … Read more

Bill Jordan: It’s AUTUMN! Don’t say FALL!

It’s wonderful time of the year but Bill Jordan prefers to NOT call it “FALL” ! The reason for that, along with nostalgia of raking leaves and jumping in the pile are among the many thoughts he shares with John & Art of Celebrating Act 2. For more on Bill Jordan and Embrace The Boom … Read more

John Mariani The Virtual Gourmet: You Got MEATBALLS!

Ubiquitous as they are, meatballs were not always considered socially acceptable for upper crust cuisine! John Mariani takes us through the culinary history of meatballs and social attitudes. It’s a delicious conversation and fascinating as well! For more on John Mariani go to And Listen to John’s radio show, ‘Almost Golden’ on WVOX-AM at … Read more

Bill Jordan: Missing Jimmy Buffett

The recent death of musical icon, Jimmy Buffett is particularly meaningful to Baby Boomers because his music touched their generation. Bill Jordan remembers Buffet, his music and the impact he had on a generation. For more on Bill Jordan and Embrace The Boom go to Also be sure to Order Bill’s new book, Also … Read more

J.A. Jance on Her New Book: Blessing of the Lost Girls

After kindly quibbling over the number of novels she’s written (is it 66 …or over 70?) John and Art get the prolific JA JANCE to discuss her novel, Blessing of the Lost Girls, which for the first time brings together two of her popular characters…The Walker family and Sheriff Joanna Brady. As you’ll see, each … Read more

Rick Broniec: Living Your Act 2 with Passion

Celebrating Act 2 has interviewed many people who have inspirational stories about life after “Retirement”, but Rick Broniec’s story is non-pareil! Rick explains that after a long career as an educator, he choose to follow his passion for helping people and ended up with a long list of accomplishments while following his dream. You’ll love … Read more