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The Old Dogs ramble about aging with a friend.

The Old Dogs Conversation

MICHAEL SCHAFER's career was in plastic surgery. His favorite patients were children in need of facial reconstruction. After retirement at around the turn of the century, Michael made trips to many countries around the world, donating his services to kids who needed them. One day by chance, Michael took a walk on a beach and discovered a plentiful resource of driftwood, which gave him the idea to create fantastical structures of horses - animals whose majesty and strength had captivated his imagination since boyhood.

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The Old Dogs ramble about dealing with trash.

The Old Dogs Conversation

EVA ARCHER-SMITH has always been interested in how people behave when they are part of a group. This curiosity led her to a successful career in coaching company employees to work better together. But just when many women think about retiring, Eva found new energy in turning her attention to coaching individuals within corporations. She has found so much enjoyment and success in this work that she's still at it in her seventies

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The Old Dogs ramble about dealing with trash.

The Old Dogs Conversation

Two episodes ago we interviewed MICHAEL SCHAFER about his career as a surgeon and his current focus on wood sculpture. During that conversation, he told us a story about a tragic accident that affected his community as he was growing up. The story captured small-town life so well, we decided to feature it in this episode. We set up the story by asking Michael and Paul to share their memories of growing up in a small town.

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Season Six: March '24 to March '25 

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