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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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UPDATE 1:30PM: I just noticed that the 3 April edition of The New Yorker has a story on this topic titled, "Silicon Valley's Quest to Live Forever," written by Tad Friend. If you have access to the magazine online, you... 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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Wow - you're right about years. It's been a long time since I've seen your name. I hope you're well and life is good. I'm hanging on to that lovely last sentence in your note. Thank you for the kind words about TGB, Ronni Ronni Bennett Email: ronni@ronnibennett.com Phone: 212.242.0184 Blog: Time Goes By On 24-Mar-17 11:27 AM, Typepad wrote: Typepad HTML Email A new comment from “Rabon Saip” was received on the post “Not Like Them – Those Other Old People (Again)” of the blog “TIME GOES BY”. Comment: Thank you Ronni. I have followed you for years and you never disappoint. In my experience of gains and losses, it all depends on where you choose to focus. Old age is a gift, you just have to learn how to unwrap it. Commenter name: Rabon Saip Commenter email: rabon@sonic.net Commenter URL: http://eldertimes.org IP address: 50.0.244.52 Authentication: None Enjoy! The Typepad Team P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments. Published Unpublish Delete Mark as Spam Edit Comment Typepad, Inc. 10 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Burlington, MA 01803 Manage Notifications | Support | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
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ODE TO FORGETFULNESS This is all too familiar to me and probably to many of you too. Comedian Mack Dryden, who used to write for Bill Maher, has a whole lot more videos and his website is here. SURPRISINGLY COMPLICATED... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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[EDITORIAL NOTE: This week has been too busy and I ran out of time to write today's post. But that's okay – I could use a day off - and this one, a rerun, caused a good deal of introspection... Continue reading
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[EDITORIAL NOTE: These travel complaints have been on my mind for a couple of weeks but they aren't wildly important unless you feel as I do. The Resistance Notes at the end are important.] During my working life, I traveled... Continue reading
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Fairly regularly, we discuss loneliness at this blog mainly due to the oft-repeated cultural belief that all old people who live alone are lonely. The general media pick up this idea from startling research reports that loneliness in elders leads... 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
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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IMPEACHABLE Remember the music group, Peter, Paul and Mary? They were important protest singers back in the Sixties. Now, Peter Tibbles, who writes the Sunday music column here, has forwarded a new song from Noel Paul Stookey. Stookey's musical colleague,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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If you want to know what the Republicans in Congress will soon try to do to Social Security, pay attention to today's post. As we have discussed in these pages many times over the years, Republicans have wanted to kill... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: If you are a guy or a woman who's not interested in this topic, scroll down past it for today's Resistance Note. At first I rejected this topic when a reader suggested it. Most women who read this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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There is no dearth of reasons to rant, rail and rage against the new president for the disgraceful caliber of people he has placed in positions of power throughout the departments, offices and agencies of the federal government. Even a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 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 Mar 12, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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FIVE-YEAR-OLD WINS SPELLING BEE I would have lost to young Edith Fuller, at my age now, on the word she spelled correctly to win. As it is, she is the youngest spelling bee winner ever and she won against some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: This is a busy week for me so I'm writing this on Wednesday. God knows what will happen regarding the new healthcare plan by Friday morning when this is posted to TGB. If anything important changes, I'll try... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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It's hard to keep up these days and it is worrisome how Trump's daily eruptions leave so little time to spend with stories, books, music, ideas and people whose thoughts and ideas help explain the world, expand our minds and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Over the weekend a friend who has been active in elder issues for many years said to me that he had mostly stopped reading about ageing, that everything important has been said. We had other things to talk about and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 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 Mar 5, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
THIS GIRL (OF ALL AGES) CAN VIDEO Sport England just released a new video for the This Girl Can campaign which, they explain, ”...encourages women to challenge cultural assumptions about femininity that prevent them engaging in sport and exercise. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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If Crabby Old Lady were not committed to this blog, she is unsure if she would bother with the internet anymore. Every effin' page is filled with annoyances and the amount of it has been growing for years. • Here's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the percentage of people age 65 and older living alone increased from six percent in 1900 to 29 percent in 1990. And then it declined to 26 percent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Protests work. We who are old enough learned that first hand back in the 1960s when we stopped a war, helped force through civil rights legislation and made a big leap forward with women's rights. And it's true again in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 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 Feb 26, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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There is such an abundance this week of “interesting stuff” that I hardly knew where to begin. Here are some of them. MONOPOLY KILLS THE THIMBLE Yes, it's true. Last month, four million Monopoly fans voted on which game tokens... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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That headline is a more interesting question, I think, for people of the general age (50- or 60-plus) who read this blog than younger people. As it turns out, two new studies released just this week has some answers. One... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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