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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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FINAL DAY OF THE 2017 TGB DONATION DRIVE At last, you have reached the final day of the 2017 TGB donation drive. If you don't know what that is, you can find out details in last Monday's post. If you... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at TIME GOES BY
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TIME GOES BY 2016 DONATION WEEK REMINDER It's almost over – just one more day of the annual TGB donation week. If you have been AWOL this week, you can learn more here. If you have donated, I thank you.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TIME GOES BY
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There is a lot to do today so let's start with the winners of the drawing for Norm Jenson's book, Mostly Anecdotal: Stories that we told you about on Wednesday. May I have a drum roll please. And the winners... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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TIME GOES BY 2017 DONATION WEEK REMINDER The second annual donations drive to help support the increasing costs of maintaining Time Goes By continues today. You can read the details on Monday's post. Whether you donate or not, nothing will... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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TIME GOES BY 2016 DONATION WEEK REMINDER This is day two of the 2017 TGB donation drive to help support the increasing costs of maintaining Time Goes By. You can read the details on Monday's post. Whether you donate or... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Last year, the first ever Time Goes By donation drive was a big success. Readers were amazingly generous and it has meant that for the past year I have not needed to sweat the always increasing blog costs. Among other... Continue reading
Posted 6 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
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PHIL OCHS – A VOICE FOR OUR TIME A couple of days ago, Rolling Stone magazine published a story about a new era of protest music for the age of Trump. Perhaps anticipating something like that, two or three weeks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Did you know that even after the 2008 financial crisis, it has been legal for financial advisers to steer clients toward investments that produce the biggest commissions for them and not ones that are in the client's best interest? That's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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There was a mildly sheepish quality to my voice. I could hear it as, during a long phone visit with a good friend, I tentatively asked (while also wondering to myself if I could quickly withdraw the question if it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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It's not often I can combine an age-related post with a political one as directly as I can today so I'm taking advantage of it while the opportunity is here. When I moved to Oregon nearly seven years ago, the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 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 Feb 5, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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DON'T EVER AGAIN DOUBT WHAT YOU CAN OVERCOME. EVER It's been several months since Darlene Costner sent this video and I've waited too long to show it to you. It's a promo for the Rio Paralympics last year. Not the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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Just two more appointments, if all goes well, and by the end of February I will be finished at last with a long, complicated dental procedure that began in 2014. About a year ago, I told you about growing new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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As you might imagine, in 20 years of researching what it's like to grow old and writing about it for nearly 13 years, I think about death and dying now and then. At the most pratical level, we who are... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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On Saturday morning, I put the finishing touches on what I thought would be today's post about President Donald Trump's awful first week in office. It began like this: Does anyone else think it's weird that President Donald Trump shows... Continue reading
Posted Jan 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 Jan 29, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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CAROLE KING'S UPATED VERSION OF ONE SMALL VOICE In 1971, I got through the first horrible weeks of separation prior to my divorce by listening to composer Carole King's “Tapestry” album over and over and over and over again .... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Please take note of a new regular section at the bottom of today's post. * * * During most of my adult life, the United States has been big on self-improvement. Thousands of books bear witness to this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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For good reasons that are not pertinent to this post, in November I fired my doctor. Five or six weeks later, after an hour with my new primary care physician, I was pleased to feel that I had found someone... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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FIRST, A NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL TGB READERS: The outpouring of protest at the Saturday Women's March in cities across the U.S. turned out to be much larger than anyone anticipated – certainly me. And what surprised me most - in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 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 Jan 22, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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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 Jan 21, 2017 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
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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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 Jan 18, 2017 at TIME GOES BY
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