A FEW MINUTES WITH: The candle man
: "You could work all your life in an office, behind a desk, finding comfort in your regular paycheck.
Or you could -- at age 50 -- quit everything and start making candles.
You could rent a commercial loft in the heart of Detroit and become a one-person production line, melting wax, pouring it into jars, adding scents and colors and wicks. Then you could name each candle after something in your city and write a little history to explain the name.
You could create a slick Web site and persuade a half-dozen Detroit stores to display your product.
And a year after you struck out on your own, you could find yourself feeling like Carl Allison: healthier and happier, even if a little lighter in the wallet."