Don’t Let Your Age Distract You from Your Dreams

Geraldine Markel, Demons of Distraction, Uncle Eddie, Movies, Famous, Dreams, Aspirations, Age, Ed, Gluklick, DetroitYou’ve heard someone say, “I’d love to be in the movies” or “I wish I could win a gold medal.” We all have some seemingly unrealistic dreams and too often, the decades go by and we forget about them.

Not our uncle, Ed Gluklick: at 86, he was an extra in Gran Torino a 2008 American drama film directed by, produced by and starring Clint Eastwood. Hearing that it would be filmed in Detroit, he got his professional head shots and went to the audition. As we were unaware of his adventure, when we watched the film, we were surprised to see him in the jury box sporting a bow tie!

Geri Markel, Managing Your Mind, Demons, Distraction, Ed, Gluklick, Senior, Olympics, Famous, Winner Always disciplined, Uncle Eddie swims regularly. At 89, he entered the 27th ANNUAL DETROIT SENIOR OLYMPICS held in mid June. He won gold medals for the 50 meter Free Style and the 1500 Meter Race Walk.

Now that he has reached his 90th birthday, the question is, “What’s next?’ Uncle Eddie is a role model for us all.


About Geraldine Markel, Ph.D.

Geraldine Markel, Ph.D. is principal of Managing Your Mind Coaching and Seminars and is author of Defeating the 8 Demons of Distraction: Increasing Productivity and Decreasing Stress. She is co author of Finding Your Focus: Practical Strategies for the Everyday Challenges Facing Adults with ADD and Helping Adolescents with ADD and/or Learning Disabilities. At the University of Michigan, Dr. Markel served as faculty in the School of Education. She coaches adults and adolescents with ADD and/or learning disabilities and specializes in working with independent professionals, writers, and graduate students.
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