Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Some people are “early bloomers.”  Mozart and Beethoven come to mind.  Some people are “shooting stars” – like many athletes, most chess players and some business, political and military leaders – people who shine brightly in their 20s and 30s and then…

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Mary Sue and I are now headed back to Annapolis from Naples after a “long month” that began just before Christmas.  I’ve been coming to Southwest Florida every year since 1947, when I was just eight years old.   My parents had me in tow as they vacationed here, year after year.  We continue to…

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