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About Howard Fishman

Howard Fishman, in his mid-60s, is beginning his second career as a writer. Living in California and currently working on his first novel. Howard’s memoir, humor and general rants and raves on topical subjects can be found on his blogsite http://howardfishman.net and on Facebook.
Latest Posts | By Howard Fishman
How Writing a Short-Form Memoir Will Help to Clarify Your Truth with Loved Ones
1 month ago

How Writing a Short-Form Memoir Will Help to Clarify Your Truth with Loved Ones

By  •  Mindset

Writing your memoir is a profound gift to yourself and to those with whom you’ve shared a walk down difficult paths. Read More

Can We Let Go of Our Feelings of Vulnerability as We Get Older?
4 months ago

Can We Let Go of Our Feelings of Vulnerability as We Get Older?

A recent sidewalk malfunction left me face down on the pavement.

Though little time elapsed between slip and splat, I saw my life – past and future – flash before me. The past looked, well, like the past. No surprises there. Read More

Celebrating 4 Decades of a Male/Female Friendship of Equals
6 months ago

Celebrating 4 Decades of a Male/Female Friendship of Equals

One enchanted evening, 37 years ago, I met Ann at an industry dinner party. Sitting next to one another at a large round table in a noisy restaurant, conversation soon revealed we’d both grown up in Brooklyn, attended – at different times – the same high school and college, and later lived one block from each another on the same street in Manhattan.  Read More

5 Ways to Prepare for the Terrifying and Exciting Transition to Retirement
7 months ago

5 Ways to Prepare for the Terrifying and Exciting Transition to Retirement

There’s no advance warning system to predict one’s response to retirement.

You can chat yourself up before the actual day arrives. You can bathe in some fuzzy ‘before-glow’ about the leisurely life you’re about to experience. However, nothing can prepare you for the moment your world shifts from deadlines and demands to dead time and sweat pants. Read More

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism
8 months ago

Fighting from Within: Connie’s Big Move Against Corporate Ageism

The following is part three of Connie’s story. Go to Part One and Part Two if you have missed the previous installments.

Finding research on ageism in the workplace: easy. Uncovering how individual companies were solving the issue: nearly impossible. Read More

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace
10 months ago

A Dissident is Born: Connie Reacts to Her Experience of Ageism in the Workplace

Stung by a Millennial colleague who’d branded her an old lady, Connie did not drown her sorrows in a glass of Chardonnay. She took stock of the sobering situation with characteristic determination. Read More

Does Experience Matter? Connie’s Story About Ageism in the Workplace
11 months ago

Does Experience Matter? Connie’s Story About Ageism in the Workplace

Connie remembered the discomfort of her first business meeting.

A cocky college grad with a newly minted business degree, she entered the conference room tucked inside a bubble of scholastic self-confidence only to leave an hour later with a stunned sense of reality. Read More

How to Improve the Quality of Your Transition to Retirement
1 year ago

How to Improve the Quality of Your Transition to Retirement

Similar to the positive, indelible first impression one wants to make on the first day of work, a signature transition to retirement can be just as meaningful. Read More

When Nostalgia and Reality Collide: A Driving Ambition to Reclaim the Truth
1 year ago

When Nostalgia and Reality Collide: A Driving Ambition to Reclaim the Truth

By  •  Mindset

Can you drive fast enough to catch up with 60 years? Marcia Orland, 76 years old and 12 years into a second career as personal historian, decided to find out. Read More

Writing a Memoir Can Help You Exorcise Your Childhood Demons
1 year ago

Writing a Memoir Can Help You Exorcise Your Childhood Demons

By  •  Mindset

I confess. I’m in love with the blank page.

It’s a metaphor for how one comes in to the world. The moment you announce yourself with a whimper or scream your blank page begins to fill with memories. Throughout childhood – when you are most vulnerable – memories are often written for you. Not all of them happy. Read More

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