Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Last week, following a three-day meeting in Miami, I decided to visit my mother. So I rented a car and drove over to Ft. Myers Beach on Florida’s west coast. I called her first, so she would have time to get “prettied…

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Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Ben Franklin’s many gifts to the world include words of wisdom such as, “Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.” Because I am neither wise nor foolish, I am always seeking and taking advice. Nearly two years ago, when I…

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