Exploring All Of Humanity, Opinions On Life Past 50

Through our YouTube videos and our published e-books, we explore the needs and successes of our species and our collective home. All from the perspective of a certain age.

What You’re Going To Find Here

Books, videos, words, ideas, and more

THE DIALOGUE is a YouTube Channel that at first seems like a political commentary show, but it’s not. We do not preach the good word of one party over another. Everyone is equal as far as affiliation, but diverse in their support of all things human.

We instead celebrate those who step up and do wonderous things. And we also bring to light those who would put corporations, greed, and self-interest above the growth of humanity.

xploring opportunities that can help us all. Not in a political way. Just in a human one.

At some point, we’re all going to get to that point where we say “How the hell did I get to be 50?”. It’s even worse when that number flips to starting with a six. But this isn’t a time for decline, absolutely not. It’s time to live! And I’ve got one or two opinions on the whole thing.

Our bodies change. Our minds change. Everything changes. So how do we look at mental health, physical abilities like exercise and movement, mental stimulation, food/diet, knowledge, sex, and relationships when we in the second half of life?


Once upon a time, we had our books for sale over on Amazon, but that honestly just felt too commercial. So now they’re here. Where they’re updatable, accessible, and completely free of charge.

The original book, LETTERS TO A DEAD UNCLE, A Travel Novel Of Sorts, is available now in its entirety on this site. And the new book, BEING THE RUBBER TREE, Tales of Resiliency, will be published here soon.

Each chapter, plus commentary, and now with photos, all for your reading pleasure.

Let Us Explain A Little More

Who And/Or What is RICK HIGGINS?

Well, Rick Higgins is a person. He’s also a series of channels on YouTube and on social media, plus an author of fine words. Yea, we know, it’s a little confusing. He has a YouTube channel called THE DIALOGUE, which looks at solutions to the problems facing humanity. It’s a semi-political show, but mostly it tries to educate and move us all a little closer to where we should be. Then there’s THE PIRATE WANDERER, a channel devoted to life after 50 (and well beyond).  And if that weren’t enough, he writes and publishes books, right here on this site.

OK, I Get The Channels, But Who Is Rick?

Well … you can scroll up a bit and click “ABOUT US” in the headers above, or we can save you some trouble and give you the 30k’ view here. Rick is your host. Born and raised in Northern Virginia, just outside of Washington DC, he finds himself more of a global citizen now. Living in Miami, Florida, he wanders. And volunteers. Explores, helps others, finds adventures, seeks out new cultures and food, and is seriously unhappy about the number associated with his next birthday.

What Do I Do Now?

Click around, learn, send us messages, and generally make yourself at home. Check out the channels and the social media sites. And if you want to play a little deeper, click on the Become A Patron link in the navigation bar. (Or wherever your phone put the little menu). And most importantly, try to be happy, live life to the fullest, help others, and join us in our attempts to bring humanity a little closer together.