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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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For the past few months I've taken to saying, “If I didn't know I have cancer, I wouldn't know I have cancer. I like it. I made it up myself – unless I read it somewhere and forgot. If so,... 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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SOME SOLEMNITY IS IN ORDER Let's take a moment to acknowledge that we in the United States took on a historic and solemn civic event this week, the impeachment trial of President Donald John Trump. On Thursday, Chief Justice of... Continue reading
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SOME SOLEMNITY IS IN ORDER Let's take a moment to acknowledge that we in the United States took on a historic and solemn civic event this week, the impeachment trial of President Donald John Trump. On Thursday, Chief Justice of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at TIME GOES BY
It's that time of the month again – The Alex and Ronni Show wherein the proprietor of Time Goes By and her former husband chitchat about old folks stuff. One of the subjects that came up on Wednesday when we... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at TIME GOES BY
Three times in an hour-long conversation with a friend this morning, I had reason to say, “Never mind, I lost the thought.” In my case when that happens, the thought is gone forever. Most TGB readers are old enough to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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By Deborah Cavel-Greant who blogs at Simple Not Easy I'm on Facebook, it's how I keep up with my friends and family members. But the "targeted" ads I am served are a hoot and some days are more entertaining than... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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With increasing frequency, Crabby Old Lady finds herself in despair over the trajectory of the world on both the macro and micro levels. For example, in terms of macro, the Australia fires are only the latest harbinger of even more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2020 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 Jan 12, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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A 1974 COMPUTER PREDICTION Forty-five years ago, science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clarke, made “the bold claim that one day computers would allow people to work from home and access their banking records.” Take a look at this 1974 news... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
On Monday's post, long-time TGB reader Salinda Dahl made reference to one particular way her life has changed: ”My life, though so much 'smaller' than in the past...I stand smiling, befuddled, feeling somehow less-than. But when my secret life is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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On the first day of this new year, I was poking around the internet while making some notes about potential future blog posts when I landed on a column from one of my favorite New York Times columnists, Farhad Manjoo.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
By Kay Richard In the grainy black-and-white film of Aunt Evelyn’s home movie camera, Maureen and I are doing our version of the hippy hippy shake. I’m wearing cut-offs and a button-down collared blouse, along with the ever present headband.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
“The tricky part of illness is that, as you go through it, your values are constantly changing. You try to figure out what matters to you, and then keep figuring it out...Death may be a one-time event but living with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2020 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 Jan 5, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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PIPER, THE AVIATION BIRD DOG Let's have the YouTube page do the intro: ”Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, cooler than a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce, it’s Piper the Aviation Bird Dog, ready... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
Here we all are having wound down the holiday season and starting a bright, shiny new year with nothing too awful yet to spoil it. My former husband, Alex Bennett, and I recorded our bi-weekly Skype show on Wednesday, the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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It is good to have these few days at the end of an old year and beginning of a new one to reflect on what has been and wonder at what will come. In my personal life, I gained a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at TIME GOES BY
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By Kay Richard A couple of months after sidling through the doors of the local junior high school, I was still trying to remain as inconspicuous as possible. My locker was side-by-side with Brenda, an eighth grader known mostly for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
Crabby Old Lady has had enough. She has lost all patience with age denial. If you've had a face lift or Botox, get out of Crabby's way. She doesn't want to know you. If you shave five or ten years... Continue reading
Posted Dec 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 Dec 29, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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RAM DASS DIES AT 88 Lost amid Christmas hubbub and never-ending Trump chaos, was the death of Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) last Sunday at his home in Maui, Hawaii. He started out as a Harvard professor, shared 1960s fame... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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In the five or six years before I started this blog 15 years ago, when I was doing my early research into aging, there were hardly any books about the subject. The few that existed were mostly academic tomes, popular... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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And now for what has become a Time Goes By tradition, the eighth annual playback of Penelope Keith's marvelous reading – as Miss Cynthia Bracegirdle – of And Yet Another Partridge in a Pear Tree: A Cautionary Tale for Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
By DJan Stewart of Djan-ity One year when I was home visiting my parents and siblings for the holidays, my sister Norma Jean and I went to Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. I think I had been married for some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at TIME GOES BY