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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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PERSONAL NOTE: Last week's hospital stay was a surprise that left me with no good way to post stories. This next hospital visit is planned. As I explained on Monday, an internal blood leak resulting from my Whipple surgery last... Continue reading
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Thank you for the kind concern many of you showed in the comments on last Wednesday's post and in emails, wondering where I was on Friday and Saturday when the usual posts did not show up. I sure do appreciate... 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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EDITORIAL NOTE: Although today's is a lengthy post, I hope at least some of the information will be useful to you. If it isn't, you could scroll to the bottom for the latest edition of The Alex and Ronni Show.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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PERSONAL NOTE: Thank you for your Happy Birthday comments and emails on Saturday. I spent some quality time with a friend visiting from out of town and otherwise had a quiet day. It was number 77 - a nice one,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 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 Apr 8, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
REFLECTION ON A LONG LIFE Following up on last week's poetry day here, this is from long-time TGB reader, former contributor to The Elder Storytelling Place and master of what he calls doggerel, Henry Lowenstern: Reflection he titles it: In... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Most of us at this blog are old enough to remember when everyone smoked cigarettes. Betty Davis, Joan Crawford, Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Humphrey Bogart, William Powell, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Spencer Tracy – all the cool kids back in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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That's what one of the few magazines I still insist upon reading in print, The New York Review of Books, reports. A short trip around the internet tells us that it is organized by the Academy of American Poets. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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On last week's post about loneliness versus solitude, long-time TGB reader Darlene Costner left a comment about how quickly a fall can occur and one way for old people living alone (unrelated to loneliness) to be prepared for them. It... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 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 Apr 1, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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REST IN PEACE, RAMONA MOORMAN About 10 years ago, I posted several stories from readers who were of the “oldest old” generation. One of them was Ramona Moorman who, when her husband died, took over publishing a local weekly paper,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
These days, you can install indoor and outdoor cameras on your home to catch a burglar. You can reset your heating, air conditioning and turn on the lights as you're driving home so the house is comfortable when you get... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Any of you who have been hanging out here, even irregularly, over the past nine months knows that last June I was given one damned, big deal, scary medical diagnosis: pancreatic cancer. So few people can even be treated for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Over the past couple of years, there has been a growing number of academic reports and news features about the dangers – to adults of all ages but especially elders – of loneliness. The problem is repeatedly called an “epidemic.”... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 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 Mar 25, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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NEW CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET PRESERVES FUNDING FOR IMPORTANT ELDER PROGRAMS Remember three weeks ago when I told you about the cuts to elder programs that President Trump, in his budget, wanted to cut? Things like cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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There is an amazing number of icky things our bodies can do to us and they seem to increase as we get older. In general, we don't talk about this stuff but since my pancreatic cancer diagnosis and Whipple procedure... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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We are here to fix those problems today but first: EDITORIAL NOTE: Unless you have one or the other or both of this difficulties with using Time Goes By, this post will you put you straight to sleep so I've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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While reading a mini-book review, I ran across the phrase, “...foray into the dark side of the city over half a century ago” that got me thinking about the changes I have lived through in my nearly 77 years. Some... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 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 Mar 18, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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A VERY SHORT HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY Are you wearing green today? How is it, do you think, that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day? This video doesn't answer all the questions anyone might have about this holiday,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Even though I generally can't understand anything about physics, gravity, black holes and all the other challenging subjects physicist Stephen Hawking studied, I've always read everything I came across about him and somehow, even though he had lived with Lou... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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(EDITORIAL NOTE Oops, how did this happen. It's long and wonky again but it's important.) * * * Did you know that due to President Donald Trump's dereliction in appointing federal agency heads, the Social Security Administration is now without... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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PERSONAL NOTE: Apparently it is interview season at TimeGoesBy. There are the ongoing Skype chats with my former husband, Alex; the recent print interview with Debbie Reslock at Next Avenue; and today, an audio interview with Jana Panarites of Agewyz.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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