Archive for July 2012

Unexpected journeys can shape the bonus years

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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A man on a mission has no time to retire

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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Neighbors helping neighbors to age in place

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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Follow your passion, even in the bonus years

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland 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…

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