At 40, he is still as intense a skateboarding enthusiast as ever. "He started skating in the 1970s, when skateboarding was first popular, and he never let go. Not when he got married. Not when he had a daughter. Not when he started a job as a business-suit-wearing legal consultant." (Here’s a photo of him and his boarding buddies, all near 40 years old.)


  1. Hi Geri, thanks for reminding us that we are never too old to follow our dream. Here is one of my One Minute Motivators that speak to that point:

    “You are never too old. Stop telling yourself you are too old, the time is always right, for a good idea. This is the perfect time to do what you want to do, after all if you don?t do it today, tomorrow, you may be too old.”

    OK, Geri, thanks again, Ed Smith

  2. Thanks Ed! Not too far off 40, but it’s all in the mind. For me now – it will be mountain biking in the nearest national park (Peak district) while the weather is still good. It’s great to know hobbies like wave surfing and paragliding – can be done at any age – not at all hard on the body.

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