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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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CENTENARIAN SHARES ADVICE WITH STRANGERS IN NYC Eileen Wilkinson's grandson set up a laptop on an upper west side corner in New York City so that his 100-year-old grandmother could give out free advice to strangers. It seems everyone is... Continue reading
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Thank you all for your concern and suggestions on Wednesday's post about my fatigue. I wrote that post late on Tuesday anticipating my regular chemo session the next afternoon. It did not go exactly as planned. First, you would not... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TIME GOES BY
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As I sit here at my desk tapping out this first sentence, I'd rather be curled up in bed. I don't necessarily need to sleep; I just want to lie down. I am deeply weary. This is not an unexpected... Continue reading
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A neighbor leaned in close, putting her ear near mine. “Can you hear it?” she asked, referring to her new hearing aid? Yes. Yes, I could hear her hearing aid announcing that it had been inserted correctly. They haven't gotten... Continue reading
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
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VETERANS DAY Today is American Veteran's Day and I like this video that turned up about Captain Simtratpal Singh who is a West Point graduate, a war veteran, an active duty Army officer and a recipient of the Bronze Star.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Let's have a little political talk around here today as a switch from too much health chitchat. Democratic candidates got an amazing number of wins over their Republican opponents in Tuesday's election and in some cases did it in a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Okay, maybe Crabby Old Lady is overstating it in that headline, but voice and and tiny little pictographs appear to be taking over human communication at the expense of the written word. It's not just email and texting. When you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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[To be clear, I want to assure you that I don't intend to turn Time Goes By into a cancer blog - I have plenty of other interests in regard to aging. But for the two weeks I was stuck... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
HOW AN IGLOO KEEPS YOU WARM I always wondered about this. Here's a good explanation: TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK TONIGHT Yes, daylight savings time ends in the U.S. tonight which can give you an extra hour of sleep – you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
Chores have been piling up and I'm getting behind so this is really a day off for me but I thought I'd make quick mention of a couple of cancer-related surprises. Some of you who have greater experience with this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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When something newly interests us, we naturally become more sensitized to it. We pay more attention, we notice it more and like Crabby Old Lady recently, may wonder if it is just her or is there a lot more on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Death, my own, has been a companion for all my life - or close enough. Such thoughts took up a good portion of my 21st birthday – the arrival of full adulthood for my generation - as I spent two... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Due to my ongoing computer problems, I haven't read much news this week so I don't have as many items this week, I didn't have time for random web wandering and worst, my safety, backup list of good... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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As Olga, who blogs at Act Three, posted in the comments on Wednesday, “And some days are like that, even in Australia.” And sometimes, Olga, whole weeks are like that here in the U.S. Australia too? Today's public event in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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(With apologies for the headline above to the wonderful Judith Viorst) Crabby Old Lady should have known last week that something awful was brewing. Her desktop PC was becoming more unsteady and rickety by the day with programs not responding,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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When I mentioned last week that one of my physicians had recommended cannabis, especially the CBD part, to help me sleep through the night, we both laughed acknowledging that it still feels odd – even in a state where it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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ENGLAND'S OLDEST STUNT MAN Rocky Taylor has been a movie stunt man for 54 years, he's got the Guinness Record for it length of time at the job and he's not stopping any time soon. ”He’s been in over 14... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Thanks to her fiery dissents from the bench and that she is without question her own woman, Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a cultural icon, “the notorious RBG”, who has become an inspiration to young and old,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Some TGB readers (and many other elders) do not believe in ageism. Whenever I write about the demeaning slights, substandard medical care, failure to hire due to gray hair and wrinkles, cutesy-poo language that infantilizes all elders, they dismiss it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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When, on three Wednesdays out of four, I go to the Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for my weekly chemotherapy infusion, the view from my chair is this: (Photo credit: Kristian Foden-Vencil-OPB) On those... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at TIME GOES BY