The Imaginarium

A Learning Emporium for Midlife Alchemists


Welcome to THE IMAGINARIUM, part Platonic Academy and part Hogwarts for grownups!

I created THE IMAGINARIUM as a place where Midlife Alchemists can learn, dream, plan, and explore.

IMAGINARIUM is such a magical word! It perfectly encapsulates the highest purpose of our wisdom years.

Here we'll study art, alchemy, archaeology, literature, and writing with a view toward transforming ourselves and our world.

I'm Debra Eve, proud late bloomer and possessor of many passions.

At 36, I became an archaeologist. At 38, a martial artist. At 44, I studied screenwriting. And at 46, I married the love of my life.

THE IMAGINARIUM is an offshoot of my blog LATER BLOOMER, where I write about fellow late bloomers while plotting my next grand adventure!


"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death."

(published All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten at 50)


  • Blooming Through Blogging, where we learn how to design a blog and use it to showcase our creative projects.
  • Archaeology for Artists and Writers, where we experience archaeology as a tool to deepen or excavate our creative projects.
  • Life Purpose Greenhouse, where we study Dr. Eric Maisel's Life Purpose Book Camp, an eight-week "breakthrough plan for creating a meaningful life."