Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland It’s a dolls’ house.  Not the kind your daughter received from Santa on her third Christmas.  The dolls’ house I am taking about is in the historic district, near City Dock.  It’s a house full of dolls.  More than 500 dolls!  Old…

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He was Indiana state swimming champ in the 100 yard butterfly. He graduated cum laude from Harvard with a degree in economics. He is now a cook in Annapolis. I’m talking about Craig Sewell, the owner-operator of A Cook’s Cafe – and a cook on a mission that does not include retirement. Though he passed his 60th birthday…

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Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland There are two views of aging in America. In one, a 70 year-old woman drives another to the doctor.  Across town, a later-life adult takes an even older neighbor to do her grocery shopping and then helps her bring the groceries into…

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“Wait, wait!  Don’t tell me,” as they say on the popular NPR variety show.  And for many, lifestyles in the bonus years are, indeed, a surprise waiting to happen.  But for others, what we have been is what we shall become.  Indeed, for increasing numbers of Americans, the years following retirement only amplify the values…

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The idea of “leaving a legacy” is a popular bonus years theme.  It came to mind a couple of weeks ago as I was driving past Severna Park High School and noticed the sign outside the sports arena.  It reads, “The Andy Borland Field House.” Because I had a casual acquaintance with Andy Borland long…

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