Bruce Frankel

Author of the new book "What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life? True Stories of Finding Success, Passion, and New Meaning in the Second Half of Life."

photo: author Bruce Frankel

Ted’s Hands

April 28, 2010

The other night I drove up to Garnerville, N.Y. to tape an interview with sculptor Ted Ludwiczak—the “Rock Star” of “What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life?” for the GAGA Arts Festival this weekend, May1-2, when some 5,000 people are expected to visit artists studios in the reclaimed pre-Civil War factory buildings there. When I got home, I posted some photographs of Ted, his beguiling sculpture, and his stone carver’s hands.


I was about to write a guest post for the lovely Eliza Fayle’s blog,, expanding, as we had discussed, on the subject of how mental and social stimulation contribute to living a life of passion. But when she messaged to tell me how much she loved Dorice Arden’s photo (above), and I felt compelled to switch focus. To see that post, go to:

Here are photos of Ted and one of his heads, take by Arden, and picture I snapped of two of Ted’s head in the Minisceongo Creek.

Praise for What Should I Do with the Rest of My Life?

“Bruce Frankel’s upbeat, inspiring, timely book shows how taking a risk and fighting to find a passionate career — at any age — can reinvigorate your life...”

— Susan Shapiro, author of Speed Shrinking and Only As Good as Your Word

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