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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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By Fritzy Dean Every Tuesday I get up and hurriedly get dressed and go to my writing class. No body makes me go. No body cares if I go. Still. I go. Winter and summer, spring and Fall I go... Continue reading
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Following Friday's post, janinsanfran sent this note: ”A friend whose partner has just advanced into hospice care (spinal cancers) wrote this to their friends: 'There is no good way to die. But if we must die, and we all must,... 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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2.8 PERCENT COLA ANNOUNCED On Thursday, the U.S. Social Security Administration announced the cost of living increase (COLA) for 2019: 2.8 percent that will show up in checks or deposits in January. You can read more about the increase here... Continue reading
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”...progressive disease,” says the CT scan report, “with new and enlarging multiple metastatic lung nodules and new peritoneal nodules.” It was Monday morning this week when I heard that statement paraphrased in a meeting with my oncology physician, my nurse... Continue reading
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On Monday, I published a short post about why I had no time to write a story for that day. Now there has been a different kind of disruption that prevents me from getting something useful – or, at least,... Continue reading
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By Sylvia Li "You're not going to remember this." I was five, going on six. Our family was moving out of the top-floor Montreal apartment that was the only home my younger brother and I had known. Our belongings were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Many TGB readers have emailed to complain about the video I posted nine or ten days ago of Representative Ralph Norman's [R-SC] abominable joke about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being groped by Abraham Lincoln. The readers were not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 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 7, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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MURPHY BROWN RETURNS Back when Murphy Brown a staple on prime time television, I was a fan. Not only was it a well-done sitcom, it was set within my then-professional milieu – network television production. It was well done and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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[EDITORIAL NOTE: Something came up in the past couple of days that didn't leave me time to get a post written for today. In place, then, of something new, here is the most popular story on TGB since it was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Following my cancer surgery last year, it was six or eight weeks before I felt capable of driving to the market, medical checkups and other appointments. I live in the suburbs so there isn't much choice in getting anywhere beyond... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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By Mary Symmes In 1975, I was studying Arabic at the Foreign Service Institute. The last part of the course was at the American Embassy in Beirut and I duly arrived, age 25, with the rest of the new class... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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It's almost that time of year again, the annual open enrollment period for Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) that will take place from 15 October to 7 December 2018. We'll have a more detailed discussion of that here in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2018 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 30, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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ELDERS USING CANNABIS I may have mentioned that for the past five or six months I have been using a cannabis tincture of THC to help me sleep. It works well. Bud tenders at dispensaries I visit have told me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
Yes, these look like items that would usually turn up in Saturday's weekly Interesting Stuff post. But I think they both deserve more attention than perhaps being lost among eight or 10 other items. See what you think. ITEM 1:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Short answer: “I broke my neck.” [Ronni here for a moment. As most of you know, Peter Tibbles writes the Sunday Time Goes By column, Elder Music. It surprised me when I checked just now that he's been doing this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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By Rosemary Woodel I am a woman who no longer has her own washing machine. I am very lucky to now live close to well-lit places I want to visit because I should no longer drive certain places at night.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Saturday was the first day of fall and it was lovely, sunny and warm, here. How about where you live? Also, in the United States, it was the tenth annual National Falls Prevention Day, sponsored by the National Council on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 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 23, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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BUTCH, SUNDANCE AND ROBERT MUELLER Washington Post columnist Max Boot, this week, marvelously compared Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III to the sheriff who relentlessly tracked down Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Yes, that Butch and Sundance who tried... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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A couple of days ago, TGB reader Jean Gogolin asked me when I believe a person is too old to be president of the United States. This year's midterm election is still weeks away but politicians are already been testing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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As we have discussed here many times, most western democracies are profoundly ageist cultures. It starts in the cradle, this antipathy toward the no longer young and from there, the number of ways that have been invented to marginalize people... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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By officerripley I managed to strand myself in my old age in a conservative area and am feeling left out because I'm left of center compared to nearly all the gals in my age group who only seem to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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