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Coping with the graying of America

In my former role as a Trustee for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System (MSRPS), it was my privilege to attend a number of conferences on the public policy aspects of retirement for public employees. During those conferences, it became increasingly apparent that retirement is an issue of social justice not just for public employees, but for everyone who works for a living.

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Things my father taught me

My dad taught me a lot of things growing up. Some I can share, but some would be best left to late night conversations after imbibing some Wild Turkey. One of the things that sticks in my addled, aging mind is that it is best to “shut the hell up and let everyone think you are an idiot, rather than opening your mouth and getting your butt beat because everyone found out you’re an idiot.”

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Creatures of scary habits

Somewhere in Potomac tonight there is a family sitting in a home that cost more than $1 million, upset with the noise coming from commercial aircraft flying into Reagan National Airport and they have convinced Montgomery county to spend $150,000 to an aviation expert in order to come up with alternative flight plans into Reagan.

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