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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland

The idea of "leaving a legacy" is a popular bonus years theme.  It came to mind a couple of weeks ago as I was driving past Severna Park High School and noticed the sign outside the sports arena.  It reads, "The Andy Borland Field House."  

Because I had a casual acquaintance with Andy Borland long before he had buildings named after him, I decided... read more

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland

I received an interesting email last week from a reader with the following comment:  "It's inspiring to read about people who continue to work, volunteer, take care of grand kids and do good things  in their 'retirement' years.  But I know there are people who want to do nothing.  I know this is true because I am one of those people."

And my new... read more

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland

Meet John Fry (USNA, '48), an interesting guy for many reasons, not the least because the former naval officer who spent much of his first career in the Pacific also had a second career in the US diplomatic corps as a Foreign Service Officer, where he served in Brussels, Stockholm and a stint in the White House Office of Science and Technology.  

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Unabridged from my Bonus Years column in the Lifestyle section of The Sunday Capital, Annapolis, Maryland

In 1986, when John "Rusty" Porter was 54 years old, he and his wife, Virginia, an elementary school principal, moved to Annapolis.  Last April, the Rotary Club of Annapolis recognized Rusty with its "Service Above Self" award, the highest honor for community service that it confers on non-members.   With Rusty now closing in on 80 years, I thought his... read more

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Reboot!

What do you do when your career is over but your life isn't?

Phil Burgess

Making later-life work

It’s better to wear out than rust out.”  That is the message of Reboot!  While American culture glamorizes the “Golden Years” of endless leisure and amusement, Phil Burgess rejects retirement, as he makes the case for returning to work in the post-career years, a time he calls later life.