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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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There are days in life, it is said, that will become so troublesome there is no point in getting out of bed. I say nay. I say there are entire weekends in that category and now I know they can... Continue reading
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By Sharon Ostrow who blogs at It's All About the Journey Written words can get worn out like mismatched socks in the back a dresser drawer; or stale like a loaf of old bread growing moldy in the breadbox. Words... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Elder Storytelling Place
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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 2 days ago at TIME GOES BY
MORE DATING FOLLOWUP You will recall we discussed elder dating in three posts over the past week or so. Darlene Costner send one more update for us. Enjoy: Daughter: Daddy, I am coming home to get married. Take out your... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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[PERSONAL NOTE: I've not been feeling well for a couple of days – a bad cold or mild flu (this year's vaccine missed a strain or two) – so when I take a few minutes off from napping, I'm writing... Continue reading
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By Deb who blogs at Simple Not Easy In those not-so-long-ago times before the pill, married ladies had few reliable ways of preventing a new little bundle from heaven from arriving like clockwork every 12 to 18 months. One of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
Or, for that matter, any other kind of information? There are some general rules of thumb that anyone with even minimal critical thinking skills probably uses: • Who is doing the writing? What are his/her credentials? (If there is no... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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By Joyce Benedict warm sun tickles cheek kissing pine needles glistening as wind whistles through them. a robin enjoys the ride squirrels frenzied feeding blue jay’s clarion call competes for feeder’s larder cardinal shares his seed with mate. icicles drip... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel wants to pack it in when he turns 75, according to an article he wrote last year in The Atlantic. It’s a free country; who am I to say he... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
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Whenever there is an auto accident involving an elder driver, there are hysterical calls to snatch licenses from people when they turn 65. What makes me laugh (ruefully) is that U.S. elected officials are eager to raise retirement age for... Continue reading
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By Henry Lowenstern From the easy chair in which I sit, I cheer when my team gets a hit. I jump sky high, but wonder why with every pitch, they need to spit [INVITATION: All elders, 50 and older, are... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
Yesterday's post, Part 2 of this series, was supposed to be the end of it. But two pertinent things happened that make it worth extending for a day – especially because I think the topic of elder dating deserves a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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As I reported at the end of Part 1, I was flattered to receive the first response to my profile and photo within about five minutes of posting them to pof.com and OurTime: “Great profile,” it read. “I'd love to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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By Mickey Rogers of This, That and the Other Since both my mother and my grandmother died of colon cancer, my doctor has recommended that I have a colonoscopy every three years. It’s certainly no picnic to go through this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
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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 22, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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LARRY WILMORE ON AGE As you know, Larry Wilmore has taken over the Comedy Central spot at 11:30PM formerly held by Stephen Colbert who is preparing to step into David Letterman's position at CBS-TV in the fall. Recently, Steve Garfield... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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There are certain elder topics that are difficult for this blog because I have no personal experience. I can imagine but I don't really bring anything useful to the party. Never having been a mother, I'm not much good at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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[EDITOR'S NOTE: It was in 2007 that I received the first story from William Weatherstone. It and subsequent stories were about his lifelong career as a long-haul trucker. Two years later, however, Bill's stories took a hearbreaking turn. His wife... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
One of the good things the ageing of the huge baby boomer generation has spawned is an upsurge in research about old people, particularly brain and cognition research, and I follow it closely. Well, as much as possible. Most study... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
By Sharon Ostrow who blogs at It's All About the Journey The road into the home site was dusty and full of ruts as it wound through a meadow and down a steep hill into the valley and the moment... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Arlene Corwin of Arlene Corwin Poetry It makes us nervous; Gives bad dreams; Fosters fears; Lowers life’s force peaceful streams; You hear? Veil your eyes, Shield your ears; Shut the TVs, phones, computers; Think of skies: cosmic vastness. Altruism,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
On Monday's post about Donald Hall's Essays at Eighty, Crabby Old Lady made particular note of a couple of readers who picked up and ran with the poet's thought about what bores him: ”You know what I find boring?” commented... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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About ten days ago, I wrote about being so forgetful now that I had gone to the store with only one item in mind and got home with six other things but not the apples I intended. According to the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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By Janet Thompson For years Mavis worked at Duffy’s Restaurant, resembling the typical “hash-house” waitress. She was beautifully and bountifully heavyset. Dresses with the compulsory flowered handkerchief poked from the pocket of her white uniforms. She wore those typical white... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
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[EDITOR'S NOTE: Two weeks ago, Chuck told us about his fainting spell. Readers asked to hear the follow-up and here it is.] By Chuck Nyren It's annoying to be wheeled into a hospital room when you know nothing is wrong... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
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