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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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With way too much on my to-do list yesterday, I never got around to writing a “real” blog post so let's try this. My former husband and I recorded our bi-weekly video chat on Tuesday and unlike so many of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TIME GOES BY
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By Carol Leskin “What do you miss most from your old life?” she asked gently. The woman was a stranger sitting next to me in the doctor's office. She looked to be about 50, pretty, with the body of an... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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TGB reader Christi Fries sent a link to a Washington Post feature about how funerals are changing. Although there is discussion of green funerals and alternative burial choices, I've written about those at some length and will again at some... Continue reading
Posted 3 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
Posted 4 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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HOW OLD GUYS STAY IN SHAPE Thank Darlene Costner for this video. THINGS YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT NOTRE DAME DE PARIS Mental Floss has a nice list of things I mostly didn't know about the now-damaged cathedral: All Roads... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TIME GOES BY
Earlier this week, in the mid-afternoon just as Crabby Old Lady's energy was beginning to wane for the day, there was a knock at the door. The conversation went something like this (paraphrased): TALL YOUNG MAN WITH CLIPBOARD: I want... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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How old is too old to be president? Wait, wait. Don't rush into this. Before you answer, let me remind you of what I have reported here dozens of times: Babies' development can be predicted to the week. If she/he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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By Sylvia Li Granny often told this story from her childhood. She didn't approve – she made it clear she felt it wasn't right. Yet it mattered, and she wanted us to know it. Victorian values: "Children should be seen... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
It's one of the most common questions we get in old age: what do you do all day? Working people who spend at least half of their waking hours trading expertise for money can't imagine how old people fill the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 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 Apr 14, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
EDITORIAL NOTE: It's mostly animals again today. Perhaps it's my antidote to the awful things our politicians do very day. * * * RACCOONS Raccoons always make me laugh. They made me laugh even when they were redistributing the trash... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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When, in the middle of a conversation, I forget a word I need – usually a noun – I lament that I am not a comedy writer. If I were any good at that, there is fun to be had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Thank you for all your lovely birthday messages over these past couple of days. Friends, my son, grandson and neighbors came by on Sunday with lots of wine and food and a good time was had by all. My apologies... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Hi Annie... Thanks for the birthday wishes. I had a lovely weekend with my friend Autumn. She and my son made a terrific party for me Sunday but I am exhausted - just had the latest chemo on Thursday. I'm going to sleep a lot today and tomorrow. Let me know how May works out and we'll make it work. Love, Ronni Ronni Bennett Email: ronni@ronnibennett.com Phone: 212.242.0184 Blog: Time Goes By On 08-Apr-19 7:54 AM, Typepad wrote: Typepad HTML Email A new comment from “Annie Gottlieb” was received on the post “TGB Takes a Vacation” of the blog “TIME GOES BY”. Comment: Happy birthday, dear Ronni. I wish you sweet time. Did not make it for birthdays (I'll never ever try to copyedit two books at the same time again!). Digging out from under and eyeing a possible visit to the Pacific NW in May. Fingers crossed -- if it works out, I will check with you about optimal scheduling. Much love. Commenter name: Annie Gottlieb Commenter email: amba12@gmail.com Commenter URL: http://acoldeye.wordpress.com IP address: 174.202.1.34 Authentication: None Enjoy! The Typepad Team P.S.: Learn more about replying to comments. Published Unpublish Delete Mark as Spam Edit Comment Typepad, Inc. 10 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Burlington, MA 01803 Manage Notifications | Support
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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 7, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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KITTEN ACADEMY LIVE STREAM Is there anything better than a whole mess of baby animals. Try this – a 24/7 life stream. There is more about the kitten academy at the youtube page. THE GREAT GREEN WALL TGB reader Linda... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
It's a busy week around here. Three (count them, 3) days at the medical center, CT scan, chemotherapy, a variety of doctor and nurse visits and – the great good news – Autumn is arriving to visit for a few... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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By Diane Darrow who blogs at Another Year in Recipes We think of birds as creatures of the air but they also spend time on the ground, and it’s interesting to see the different ways they behave there. A bench... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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On Saturday, I woke as usual at about 6AM, worked my way through my customary personal hygiene routine, dressed for the day and went directly back to bed. You can be forgiven for thinking that's hardly noteworthy but you might... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 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 Mar 31, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
EDITORIAL NOTE: No excuses – I just got behind on everything this week so today's Interesting Stuff is shorter than usual. * * * THE DOG WHO COULDN'T CATCH Big Geek Daddy tells us: ”Duffy the dog has a tough... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Back in mid-February, after two months of treatment with my then-new chemotherapy regimen, I reported this news from my doctor: “'The CT scan shows the size of the lesions in your lung have decreased by half and some are no... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Recently, I overheard some younger people (not youth, more like – oh, early middle-age, late 30s to mid-40s or so) making plans together for a celebration they were looking forward to. The friends were filled with enthusiasm: You'll do the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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By Ann Parrilli "Hello. Hello?" I could hear some shuffling on the other side of the door. "This is the United States Census Bureau. I'm here to help you fill out your census form. It will only 10 minutes. Can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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For as long as this blog has been here, I have kept a notebook of thoughts and ideas for future stories. It is a godsend to have when my mind goes blank or, in today's case, when I'm just plain... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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