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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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The cruel Graham-Cassidy repeal-and-replace the ACA healthcare bill. Yes, life and death. Because if this bill passes thousands of Americans will die. Let me walk you through it. If passed, Graham-Cassidy will end up killing sick Americans because it does... Continue reading
Posted 17 hours 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
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SAFETY FEATURES FOR ELDERS IN NEW CARS Writing in The New York Times, long-time health reporter Jane Brody tells us that contrary to popular belief, elders are generally safe drivers: ”When a crash occurs involving an older driver, it tends... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Are you age 65 or older and live at home? If so, in any given year, you have almost a one in three chance of falling. If you live in a care home, you have a 50 percent chance. This... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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A few days ago in a comment, a reader made an approving reference to a friend who refused to take part in groups of old people who indulge in “organ recitals” - that supposedly clever but disparaging phrase for discussion... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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[EDITORIAL NOTE: Today's post is a bit wonkier than I usually publish but it is important for U.S. readers who will become eligible for Medicare in the next two years, and for current beneficiaries too. It shouldn't be hard to... Continue reading
Posted 7 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 Sep 17, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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PETER TIBBLES' BIRTHDAY Today is the birthday of TimeGoesBy's inimitable Sunday musicologist. I'm not sure which one exactly but it's in the area of early 70s. His musical knowledge is phenominally wide and deep, and he's funny too. Let's start... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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On Wednesday, my first chemotherapy session took place and I was happy to have a friend do the driving and stay with me because I was more apprehensive than I had been going into surgery three months ago. Part of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL REMINDER: One of the reasons Time Goes By is such a friendly place to have a conversation is that from day one, no commenter has been allowed to personally attack me or anyone who posts a comment. Disagree about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Several readers suggested I replace the far right photo in the banner with a screen grab from the video interview I posted on Saturday. I thought that was a pretty good idea, so I did it. See above.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 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 Sep 10, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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ALEX BENNETT INTERVIEWS WIFE No. 2: ME From 1965 to 1971, I was married to Alex Bennett, a radio talk show host who now does an interview program on the internet and on Wednesday, he interviewed me. This is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Crabby Old Lady and I have spent a lot of time here in the past couple of months writing about one of the big downsides of old age, serious medical problems. Let's do something different today. Here is a list... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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You've read it here more than once – that Crabby Old Lady never wanted to become a professional patient, and in the time following her diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in June, she has fought against it mightily. Well, phooey. It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Today is a holiday in the U.S. and I'm giving myself a little extra time off – mostly by republishing a post from AARP. If, like me, you're one of the people who have issues with AARP, calm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 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 Sep 3, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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About half of this week's items are about animals. Maybe after such a horrendous political and weather week, it was just time to enjoy the sweet innocence of our furry and feathered friends. * * * HURRICANE HARVEY PET RESCUES... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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A whole bunch of you, TGB readers, sent me a medical story published this week about the development of a deceptively simple test for pancreatic cancer – nothing more than a smartphone app called BiliScreen that uses the whites of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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One day last week, I spent an hour and a half at chemotherapy school, given at the OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University) clinic where my chemo will be administered. They handed out a large Powerpoint deck at the class... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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You, dear readers - in your generosity in commending my attitude toward this cancer and my “honesty” in writing about it - have given me a lot to think about. The thing is, however, I don't know what else I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 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 Aug 27, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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THE GREAT SOLAR ECLIPSE OF 2017 It's all over now but let's have one more go at the 2017 total solar eclipse. This video was shot from the shores of Palisades Reservoir, Idaho: A COMIC ABOUT GROWING OLD By comic... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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As I have mentioned once or twice since my pancreatic cancer diagnosis, I have always said I never wanted to become a professional patient. Nevertheless, here I am doing just that and there is a surprise: some aspects are quite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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In the nature of callow youth, when I was a teenager - and maybe a young woman too - I noted with some disdain that the homes of old people I knew were often in need of a design update.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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