Author: Andy Levine

A 74-Year-Old Culinary Instructor Brings Fine Dining To A Soup Kitchen

Warren Schueler (on the left in the purple t-shirt) is a 74-year-old, former culinary instructor. After Superstorm Sandy, he became involved with a “soup kitchen” (yes, that’s that they call it) at the St. Mark’s Center for Community Renewal in Keansburg, NJ. Keansburg was hard hit by Sandy and six years later is still recovering […]

Fired at 64 …An Entrepreneur at 66

 It was a Friday afternoon in December 2009 – just a few days before Christmas. Paul Tasner’s boss asked him “Hey, can you jump into a quick meeting with me before you take off for the weekend?” “So I followed him into a room and there in the room was our Director of Human […]

From Late Night With Conan To The Big Garden on Rikers Island

Deborah Shaw was a successful costume designer in New York City. For 15 years she worked for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” creating hundreds of costumes for the program. But when the show opted to move to Los Angeles, she decided to stay in New York and do something completely different. And she gave herself […]