Although he earns a tidy sum even when he loses to ferocious midgets or golden-ager
grapplers, he wants to prove he has what it takes to rank with the greats.
According research by The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research, who questioned 7,000 people over 70, golden-agers
are still a frisky bunch.
From tweens and teens to golden-agers
, everyone wanted to help, to do something to help America, and many did, each in their own fashion.
This is fiction-oriented since we Golden-Agers
like to think we still have "it," and can still attract a lover or someone akin to such a possibility (a good look in the mirror tells otherwise).
But since KJOY and other radio stations that played music from the '40s, '50s and '60s stopped playing our music, there isn't anything for us golden-agers
As baby boomers become golden-agers
, the market will grow even more dramatically.
Which is fine by me, except that nobody ever seems to offer us golden-agers
tips on how to dress - just how to handle our money, stay healthy, keep fit, and do crossword puzzles every day so we don't suddenly run dry in the memory department.
Garrison, a former Austin radio DJ, takes a mostly affectionate approach to rendering three Austinites -- feisty golden-agers
George and Chris Donehue, prison guard Randy Spiros -- as typical of the so-called "prize whores" who seem to live solely for promotional freebies.
Garris's acclaimed short stories, which have appeared in magazines and popular genre collections "Hot Blood," "Splatterpunks" and "Silver Scream," visit a success-hungry producer who trawls the underside of the Hollywood dream (the title story and its sequel); a beatific deaf mute who turns holiness into perversity ("Joy"); a desert community where golden-agers
seem to be growing young ("Baby Shower"); a couple crossing paths in an unusual dreamscape ("Dream On Me"); an everyman who's dying to get noticed ("His Insignificant Life .
There are the memories of the golden-agers
who met and lunched there for several years and Water Department members who managed the town's vital resource from the yellow building on the hill.