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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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By Carole Leskin "You are old", says the voice in my head. "You have many years left", says my beating heart. "You are slowing down - it's to be expected", says the voice in my head. "You have so much... Continue reading
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EDITORIAL NOTE: This is so far from comprehensive as to be a joke but I hope it will give you an overview of the basics of Medicare and how they apply in the annual enrollment period. Because this post is... 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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WHEN ELIZABETH WARREN WAS ASKED ABOUT MARRIAGE EQUALITY Last Thursday evening, CNN held an equality town hall with the Democratic presidential candidates. Elizabeth Warren was asked about marriage equality and she knocked it out of the park. Take a look:... Continue reading
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They're at it again, the media is, especially television. Apparently, fall is cancer season. Everywhere Crabby Old Lady clicks her remote, there are commercials for cancer. With five hospital and five outpatient locations around the U.S., Cancer Treatment Centers of... Continue reading
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Fall colors are gorgeous here in northwest Oregon this year. The most brilliant yellows, reddest reds, a wide variety of greens and some leaves so orange they seem to have been invented on purpose just for Halloween. Me too. I'm... Continue reading
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By Carol Nadell The delicate picture frame is almost as old as I am. It is made of real wood of a light gray tone perfectly suited to the muted shades of the formal portrait it once held. That photo... Continue reading
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On Tuesday last week, Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders suffered chest pain at a campaign event and was taken to a hospital in Las Vegas. At first doctors said the senator had a blockage in an artery but when... Continue reading
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THREE LARGE DOGS MEET TEENY TINY KITTENS When you see the size of the two Golden Retrievers and one Husky compared to tiny, new kittens, it's not hard to fear for the kittens. But watch: BUBBLE TAXI TESTED IN PARIS... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
It's not as though the topic of today's blog post is news to anyone. Crabby Old Lady doubts there is anyone reading this who hasn't been there but that doesn't make it less irritating, even enraging. All Crabby needed to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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In the time since I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than two-and-a-half years ago, an appeal of the writings by very old people and of those near death has grown within me. On the weekend, I came across one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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By Kathleen Morse Noble I met Kathy at a Scrabble Club in Phoenix with a bunch of other nerdy word nuts. After talking with her and playing a few games, I knew we would be friends. Kathy was feisty and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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[EDITORIAL NOTE: My apologies to non-subscribers for the number of New York Times links. Usually I try to use as many sources without paid firewalls as possible but these are the links I had collected over time not knowing I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2019 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 29, 2019 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 28, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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ALLSTATE MAYHEM CAT COMMERCIAL Television commercials can sometimes be their own kind of art and one that has charmed me since 2011 is the Hollywood actor Dean Winters playing the Allstate “Mayhem” bad boy. In one of the most recent... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
Every now and then – much more frequently these days than I would ever have believed in the past – something happens in the world that is not directly related to the topic of this blog but is so important... Continue reading
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Nearly four years ago, I wrote about how, as I have gotten older, I have been dropping things more frequently. At the time, January 2016, it seemed like one of those minor irritations that may or may not be real... Continue reading
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By Fritzy Dean Dear Mr. Target, Whatever happened to your express check-out lanes? I clearly remember a time when a shopper with fewer than 10 or 12 items could get in an express lane and in a reasonable amount of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Right now, you who have been reading TGB for awhile, are likely groaning: Is she really going to go through the falls prevention thing again? Really? Well, yes. Twice a year I post a reminder and time-proven advice to help... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 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 22, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
SETBACK FOR JEOPARDY! HOST ALEX TREBEK Early last week, Alex Trebek gave ABC-TV's morning show, Good Morning America, an unwelcome update on his pancreatic cancer. You can read more at the Good Morning America website. Perhaps fittingly in relation to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
Let me say right up front that the thoughts in this post are speculative. I have not discussed them with anyone (except for you today) and it could be that there is a term for this I don't know that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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On the day after my 12-hour Whipple surgery in June 2017, as I lay barely conscious in a hospital bed, a doctor put something in the middle of my back that I later learned delivered fentanyl to my body to... Continue reading
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By Ann Burack-Weiss This loft had stairs! We could come Down the stairs for breakfast in the morning! We could go Up the stairs to bed at night! We had each grown up in cramped apartments on the outskirts of... Continue reading
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