Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland
Somebody once said that retirement is like a permanent vacation Whoever said that deserves the anonymity he enjoys today. Reason: The unknown author either had no experience with a real vacation or he didn’t know any of the retired people I know. This old saw came to mind this week because I am a “retired” person – or sort of. Like so many others, I retired (twice), did a reboot and went back to work. I am still working – some paid work and some volunteer work, some old career, some new career. But my time is fully occupied, at least 40 hours a week, so I still take vacations.