Archive for September 2015

You don’t need a lot stuff or a lot of money to be happy

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland Talk about downsizing, here’s one that takes the cake:  How about trading a home of 3,000 square feet on five acres of land for a sailboat 28 feet long by 8.5 feet on the beam. By my calculations that’s 238 square feet…

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Our best-laid plans often take us somewhere else

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland It happened one Sunday at a gathering of the Fishermen’s Table.  Fishermen’s Table is an informal program, nearly 10 years old, initiated by the Protestant congregants of the Naval Academy Chapel.  The purpose: To strengthen relationships among midshipmen and between midshipmen and…

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I may talk like a grand dad, but I know I’m only a relief pitcher

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland For those in their bonus years, there’s nothing new under the Sun, right? All that’s left is coasting home, right?  No.  Not even close.  Nearly every day brings something new as growing older brings many new experiences.  Example: Grandchildren. Ever since we…

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