Archive for January 2013

The portfolio life has many profiles, including life as a DJ

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland We were passing through the entrance to Pelican Landing, an upscale community just north of Naples, Florida, where we were visiting some Annapolitan snow-birds.  A sign on the gatehouse announced a BYOB community dinner – from 5:00 to 6:30.   You know…

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After 50, it’s family, friends and work that count the most

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland I had just turned 16 when it happened. I had a glossy, new driver’s license in my billfold.  I was driving my father’s new DeSoto down 9th Street in Lafayette, Indiana.  The car was packed with friends as we headed over to…

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Using the gift of time to promote economic literacy and civility

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Richard Bach, the American author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and other best-sellers, once said, “A great life is the sum total of the worthwhile things you’ve been doing one by one.”  Everyone entering his or her bonus years should tack this quote…

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A tip from a “long-standing” friend, not an “old” friend

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Last week, I wrote about the many similarities between the very young and the very old – such as shared preference for soft foods, naps, battery-driven vehicles, and sometimes even diapers.  Well, the roof caved in. I received 31 responses to my…

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