Archive for November 2012

You don’t get to recover your losses from the time bank

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland I have always enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday – the more so as I have aged.  It kicks off a joyful day of sharing time with family and friends, a sharing that usually extends into the weekend.  This year has been no different.…

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The ‘fastest clipper in the East’ is not about to retire

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Shortly after moving to Annapolis in 1993, I learned about the city’s ethnic diversity and rich history of immigration.  About a year later, I met one of those immigrants, an Annapolitan by the name of Savvas Yiannoulou (rhymes with “Honolulu”).  Savvi, as…

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It’s never too late for reconciliation, restoring relationships

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland I remember my father repeating the old adage, “We grow too soon old and too late wise.”  The older I get, the more I understand the truth of those words.  With age comes a broader and deeper perspective on life, human relations…

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The ‘gray vote’ may take the cake on Tuesday

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Thankfully, and with a little luck, the 2012 presidential election will be over in two days – with a decision sometime Tuesday night. Many thought much of the 2012 campaign would be about “senior issues” – such as strategies to “save” Social…

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