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Art Kirsch & John Coleman
Celebrating Act 2TM is the user manual for the second half of your life.
Top 10 CelebratingAct2 Episodes
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Develop Your Wine Palate- Start Here!
05/23/20 • 19 min
Food and Travel writer, John Mariani talks with Celebrating Act 2TM's Art Kirsch and John Coleman about the idea of developing a more sophisticated palate to increase you enjoyment of wine. Despite his extensive knowledge of wine, the author simplifies the process of finding wine you love and offers an easy way to get started educating your palate. Debunking some of the more specialized analytical procedures used by wine professionals, Mariani makes the process accessible to anyone who simply wants to enjoy wine.
Wine Myths Which Waste Time & Money
05/23/20 • 12 min
Base on his article in Mariani's Virtual Gourmet newsletter, Food and Travel writer John Mariani shares three of the ten important caveats surrounding wine. The regular contributor to Celebrating Act 2TM smashes popular myths that waste your time and/or money when it comes to enjoying wine. This is a must see for anyone ever intimidated by a wine snob!
NYC - Best Food City In the World!
05/23/20 • 21 min
As a professional Food and Travel writer, who is also a regular contributor to Celebrating Act 2, John Mariani has logged millions of miles reporting on the best restaurants and cuisine in hundreds of cities around the world. But as a native New Yorker, he recognizes that NYC hosts not only a cornucopia of haute cuisine, it also offers an incredible number of restaurants at every level. He discusses the variety and quality of the food available in his home port with two fellow NYC Natives, Art Kirsch and john Coleman of Celebrating Act 2TM. Mariani shares fascinating details and explains why this is true and not just a Big Apple boast.
Love & Pizza - The Book
05/23/20 • 31 min
Yes, we love food--including pizza--and yes, romance often revolves around subtle, sensual acts like eating....Which is one reason why John Mariani, the noted Food and Travel writer and contributor to Celebrating Act 2TM, chose to do a romantic novel, entitled Love & Pizza. In this video he speaks with John and Art about the adventure and challenges of writing as well as how he incorporated familiar elements into the life of a fictional female character. If you like going behind the scenes of a good novel--or writing of any kind-- you don't want to miss this video!
The New Normal . . . NORMAL?!! COVID-19 Update #9
05/23/20 • 20 min
After several months of shelter in place for many of us, we're approaching mid-May 2020 and some 47 states are beginning to 're-open.' Art & John discuss what that might look like, what will be the new normal. And without a vaccine or wide spread effective treatments, they speculate about how long it might take for physical distancing might be loosened to the extent that restaurants can get back to full capacity, sporting events with crowds can resume, etc. As usual, they have different opinions.
Anticipating Your 'Magic Age'
05/23/20 • 9 min
Ever look at a future birthday either anticipating dred or joy? We all probably have felt at one time or another that some particular age would have a magic effect--good or bad. Was it turning 30? or 60? or maybe much younger.... What is it in most humans that makes us do that? And does it matter? Of course Celebrating Act 2TM's Art Kirsch and john Coleman turn to Bill Jordan, the creator of the Embrace The Boom Movement for some help. You'll love his guidance!
This Just in: Bad NEWS...
05/23/20 • 11 min
Why does it seem all the news is BAD news? Does only negativity reign? Bill Jordan of Embrace The Boom, shares perspective and a few important facts with Art Kirsch and John Coleman of Celebrating Act 2TM. Join this trio of seniors as they chop up the 'news' media and have fun doing it! You'll enjoy it and learn something about us as news-consumers as well!
Embrace The Boom is GROWING!
05/23/20 • 10 min
Celebrating Act 2TM founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman congratulate Bill Jordan on the continuing growth of his movement to EMBRACE THE BOOM: baby boomers appreciating their life and their age and making the most of it. Bill shares his philosophy and explains just why the millions of Baby Boomers are enjoying life --and joining his movement!
Old Guy Uniforms
05/23/20 • 15 min
What is it about men of a certain age? Ever notice how many have facial hair? ...or wear Hawaiian shirts? Maybe there's an official uniform for old guys nobody knows about. Bill Jordan, of Embrace the Boom is of a certain age and he chats with Celebrating Act 2TM's founders, Art Kirsch and John Coleman, both of whom wear the same uniform --even if unintentionally! It's a fun look at what we have in common--and what we don't! Let us know what your uniform is --and maybe answer the question: Do women of a certain age have an unofficial uniform?
Travel Writing -The Mariani Touch
05/23/20 • 12 min
Writer John Mariani has been writing professionally about Food and Travel--and much more --for well over 20 years. As a regular contributor to Celebrating Act 2TM he has gained a new following for his commentary on food and wine but because the reaction to COVID-19 virus has greatly limited travel of all sorts, he's been reluctant to publish anything on travel. John and Art of Celebrating Act 2 discuss with Mariani the escapist value of travel articles and delve into the author's style and philosophy which has made his travel writing so compelling--noting of course that Mariani's travel articles are available in the archive of his newsletter, The Virtual Gourmet at JohnMariani.com