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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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A SENSE OF PURPOSE This is a video about what happened when the U.S. Department of Labor stepped in to enforce their employment regulations against piece workers in a retirement home. It was produced last year by students in The... Continue reading
Posted 14 hours ago at TIME GOES BY
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Civil Rights hero John Lewis has been the representative for the state of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since 1987. He has taken a lot of tweet vitriol from the new president for announcing that he is boycotting today's inauguration. Me... Continue reading
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And we didn't even know it. Remember, back on the morning of 3 January when the new 115th Congress convened, Republicans had already voted in secret the night before to shut down the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE)? And how,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Time Goes By does not usually publish on Tuesday but this is too delicious to hold back especially because it does have a sell-by date - Friday 20 January – after which it is not as rich. It happened Sunday... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Here is an old-fashioned word for you: nonplussed (to be surprised and confused so much that you are unsure how to react). That's how I feel. There is such a gigantic amount to be said following the nominee... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago 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 6 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPENED AT THE SUPERMARKET Between an old person and a four-year-old kid. MY GOD, I WILL MISS BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA On 6 January at the White House, Michelle Obama gave gave her final speech as First Lady.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Lately, I have made a few choices to do something or not do something because – well, it seems to be connected to my time dwindling down. Or, at least, that's the reason I “think” I am doing and (mostly)... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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I believe this is important enough to publish on what is usually an “off day” for Time Goes by. If you have been following the Republican/Democratic discussion over repealing Obamacare, it has become obvious that it is way too complex... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Here are a few items I want to tell you about that do not quite fit Saturday's Interesting Stuff and are also not big enough or meaty enough for a post of their own. Even so, I think you might... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: This is much longer than I intended and that's just how it is today. There's more stuff to know these days than my ability, sometimes, to summarize. * * * Remember when I told you last week that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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(You will find Part 1 of Toes Up here.) 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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HOLLYWEED What a great New Year's Day prank. Someone in Los Angeles changed the giant Hollywood sign. Take a look: You can find out about who pulled this off at Buzzfeed. HOW AMAZON WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD In case... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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The former Congressional staffers who wrote the excellent Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda state unequivocally that, while not dismissing telephone calls, nothing works better than in-person meetings with our representatives in Washington, D.C. and at their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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A couple of weeks ago, we had a long discussion about cosmetic surgery in old age. The comments score pro and con, if you don't count a few who confused cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, was about 50/50. It baffles me... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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There are ceremonies tomorrow at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. At noon or thereabouts, the 115th Congress will be sworn in. All the of 435 members of the House of Representatives will take the oath. In the Senate, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 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 Jan 1, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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THE NEW YEAR THAT IS UPON US Here we are today at the end of another year. This is the final Interesting Stuff and the final post overall for the year of 2016, which passes into history tonight. My first... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at TIME GOES BY
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...or, How His Excellency * Stole America. As I explained on Wednesday, I had been down with a virus since last Friday. I'm much better now – you could even say I'm well. But one of the hardest lessons of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at TIME GOES BY
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Well, new to me. Some of them are old. Since last Friday I've been under the weather with some strain of virus involving the usual symptoms. I've been mending since then but without the mental energy yet to put in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at TIME GOES BY
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When the Republican candidate won the U.S. November election for president, I vowed to never utter his name in these pages again (aside from quotations) and to reference him as just an asterisk: *. I have changed my mind. There... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 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 Dec 25, 2016 at TIME GOES BY
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SHORT IMPORTANT UPDATE: On Wednesday I linked to an excellent guide for resisting the Trump agenda. Now, the group producing the the guide, all former Congressional staffers, have posted a "prettier" version in pdf format at their brand new website,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at TIME GOES BY
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Due to bad weather where I live for most of last week, a whole lot of appointments got pushed into this week and it has been difficult for me to keep up with the blog. Not long ago, Peter Tibbles,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at TIME GOES BY
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Yes, I'm using the president-elect's name today instead of an * because we are getting down to brass tacks now and we need to be certain about whom we are resisting. A personal note: I am 75 years old. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at TIME GOES BY
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