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Ronnie Wood: Second chances

This is the companion article to the cover Q&A article in the latest Silver Magazine. In his 60s and 70s, musician Ronnie Wood finally kicked the cigarettes, booze and drugs, and beat cancer. He had twins. Cautionary note: Don’t try this at home Ronnie Wood, the guitarist for the Rolling Stones and a host of other groups, lives on the edge. The question is: which edge? As a school boy in England he ran cross country, relishing the fresh air and the natural high. Then he discovered cigarettes, booze, drugs, sex – and music, R&B, the blues. This was his life for the next half century. Late in life, when the addictions and full-tilt lifestyle could have taken him down, he slowly righted the ship. In 2018, Wood told Rolling Stone magazine that sobriety prepared him for some key life events, including the birth of his twins Alice and Gracie

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Longevity

Project England

We moved here for a change. We’re glad we did—and  now we appreciate Canada more than ever. We’ve been in England for five years, both by choice and circumstance. Life is different here. Our current address includes the term Cottage. We moved here, partly, to give our children the experience of another country, not because we found Canada unacceptable in any way. However, we felt that living abroad would educate the kids and, hopefully, give them a better appreciation for Canada. It’s done that, although English schools required a bit of adjustment for these Canadians. Arriving with three kids compelled us to quickly learn about school, GCSEs and A levels. All three were fortunate to go to the same school, which was built in 1660 and looks a bit like Hogwarts. What impressed me, though, was the church next door that was having repair work done to its roof. In

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