Archive for June 2012

Sometimes it’s OK to do nothing

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland I received an interesting email last week from a reader with the following comment:  “It’s inspiring to read about people who continue to work, volunteer, take care of grand kids and do good things  in their ‘retirement’ years.  But I know there…

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“Doing Nothing” is not in the cards

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Meet John Fry (USNA, ’48), an interesting guy for many reasons, not the least because the former naval officer who spent much of his first career in the Pacific also had a second career in the US diplomatic corps as a Foreign…

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“Retiring” to full-time community service

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland In 1986, when John “Rusty” Porter was 54 years old, he and his wife, Virginia, an elementary school principal, moved to Annapolis.  Last April, the Rotary Club of Annapolis recognized Rusty with its “Service Above Self” award, the highest honor for community…

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