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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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NEW LIFE EXPECTANCY CALCULATOR The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has released what it says is a science-based online life expectancy calculator derived from research that followed 78,000 people ”... for up to 10 years. We basically looked at... Continue reading
Posted 17 minutes ago at TIME GOES BY
After several years of trying to fight a hugely irritating sleep difficulty, I've given up and just go with it. It's called ASPD or Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder which I've written about here in the past. The short version is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TIME GOES BY
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By Carl Hansen The public schools in our area are back in session for a new school year. And this, of course, brings to mind two significant “rites of passage.” One is the first day of school when, with a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog When I stopped work I made a vow To simplify and seize life now. I see the years are flying fast; Who knows if one will be the last? For work I donned... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
From Clifford Rothband I hope that I speak for more than myself, or maybe the "Minions,” the children of our imaginations. I can remember some of my dreams as vivid as reality. I have read that dreams are only an... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
UPDATE 2:30PM PDT: Sarah Wrightson says in the comments below, "someone edits Oliver's FB page: my comment is gone, as are many other people's on a range of topics." If this is so - and I have no reason to... Continue reading
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By Wendl Kornfeld A few years ago I submitted DNA samples to the National Geographic’s Genographic Project. As described in their website, my participation was “to help answer fundamental questions about where humans originated and how we came to populate... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Herchel Newman aka Herm My father often wore his favorite blue, yellow and red striped shirt. I noticed a hole had appeared right in front. He was portly so that hole clamored to be noticed. I picked up my... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Elder Storytelling Place
That headline is the theme of a speech given a couple of years ago by Kirsten Jacobs, the education manager for LeadingAge, a highly respected association of more than 6,000 not-for-profit, member organizations in the United States that provide care... 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 6 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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A SINGLE LIFE There is an itch in the back of my head that keeps saying I have posted this video but I can't find it and even if it's here already, it's worth a rerun. Thank TGB reader Alan... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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On television few nights ago, someone made reference to the flying Dutchman and I wondered where the legend had originated. In pre-internet days, if I didn't have an encyclopedia around the house, I would have been forced to wait until... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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By Ross Middleton Must there be an exchange Between the interfaces of mind and machine? Some require it It could be dangerous The experiment done It could be disruptive People seem to want to make more of machines than they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Henry Lowenstern Cautiously, I face the day, confident that, come what may, I'll defeat any obstacle I'll meet in the most decisive way. [INVITATION: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to submit stories for this blog. They can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Dani Ferguson Phillips of The Cataract Club This past weekend I was thinking about reincarnation and some of the different philosophies on the subject. I am currently reading the book, Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
UPDATE: Thank you Peter Tibbles for correcting the count of years among us on Millie Garfield's 90th birthday post. Inevitably things go wrong - not important when it was only meant to be fun but still you want to be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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By Arlene Corwin of Arlene Corwin Poetry It’s always one day closer To an end, yours most importantly: It‘s that that counts As days mount up inexorably. Soon- or later, the debates are What you do with time - your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog When Praying Mantis couples court, Their love affairs are very short, For, after hot sex with their dates, The females gobble up their mates. [INVITATION: All elders, 50 and older, are welcome to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
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This is a day early – it is tomorrow that Millie Garfield will be 90 years old but since I don't post on Tuesdays anymore, we can all celebrate with her for two whole days. I've known Millie longer than... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 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 Aug 16, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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RETIREMENT HOME FOR ELDER PETS Undoubtedly this is not a unique idea; there are probably other similar projects all around the U.S., maybe the world. But it is such a good idea, such a selfless one, so worth supporting, replicating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
From Clifford Rothband We had a window treatment and interior decorator store in Boca Raton, Florida, for more than 20 years. I learned early on not to be impressed by another's fame or wealth. Sure, I was impressed to meet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
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Yes, I'm talking about Social Security and before I get going, let me tell you a secret about this crucial program as it relates to Time Goes By readers: every time I write about it, traffic drops that day by... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at TIME GOES BY
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By Vicki E. Jones Little fires in the night Going dark, then flashing bright In the bushes In the trees By the flowers By the leaves Too dark out now to see you fly But I see lights beneath the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place
By Ross Middleton I learnt something years ago I have not retained it fully Though still having a sense of its meaning In the near future I intend exploring further I can ask myself Anyone can ask me Why? I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at The Elder Storytelling Place