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Staying Alive at 95

Some tools for living a robust life

Tony and one of his students. Photo illustration by Mary McGrath

I met Tony Ransdell when I was about 35 when we were both working for Los Angeles Magazine in advertising sales. It was in the mid 80s, and publishing was a very stressful line of work. I didn’t manage stress very well, and I still don’t, but Tony always seemed to rise to the occasion, relatively unfettered, and above all the strife of corporate life.




“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.” (Frank Lloyd Wright) Non-fiction pieces, personal essays and occasional poems that explore how we feel about how we age and offer tips for getting the most out of life.

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Mary McGrath

Mary McGrath

Mary is a top writer in humor, short stories and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

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