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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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Remember a couple of weeks ago when we chose a name for the ship we here at Time Goes By are traveling together on my last great adventure in life? We voted, settling on This End Up. Let me back... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at TIME GOES BY
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By Kate Gilpin Like a lot of people who live alone, I have always kept cats. I have one now and his name is Tribble. I've been living with him as long as I lived with my parents, and a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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Beginning two days after my chemo sessions every two weeks, I have a rough couple of days of after effects. It's mostly like a fairly bad flu – aches and pains and chills but no fever. I crawl out of... 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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AT LAST – A STAR TREK MEDICAL TREATMENT I may have mentioned that I was a big Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) fan on its first run from 1988 to 1994 and I've watched the entire series two or... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at TIME GOES BY
EDITORIAL NOTE FROM RONNI: Last Friday, I published a link to a news story by Judith Graham about my terminal cancer diagnosis. She interviewed me for a long time, interviewed some people who know me and wrote a terrific piece.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Today's edition of The Alex and Ronni Show, in which we discuss the subject of today's blog post, is at the bottom of this story. * * * It was a whim. I've never had much interest in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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By B. Henry An airplane sneaks through the fog over Lac St. Louis. Canada geese sing homecoming harmonies. I'm in my car, staring at the lake where we swam as kids. The lake ice has melted. The water is high.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
Hello Nan... Not that I don't dislike the phrase "passing away" but it the short version, "passed" that drives me around the bend. Hospice may be easier in South Africa. It's still an alien word and idea to millions of people here. Only beginning to gain ground in the past few years. Most people don't know the different between palliative care and hospice so we have a long way to go to educate people. Thank you so much for your kind words about TGB, Ronni Ronni Bennett Email: ronni@ronnibennett.com Phone: 212.242.0184 Blog: Time Goes By On 12-Nov-18 11:08 AM, Typepad wrote: Typepad HTML Email A new comment from “Nan Jolly, nanjolly@iafrica.com” was received on the post “Making Dying Part of Living” of the blog “TIME GOES BY”. Comment: Ronni, thank you for this. Your blog inspires as well as interests and entertains me, but this one is especially great! Thank you above all for using the real word "dying" and not "passing away". I was lucky enough to have had my grandfather living with us when I was a child, and my mother-in-law lived with us when she couldn't run her own home any more. She died at home with us, as did my husband, when he died last year. I was the local Hospice Home Care doctor, and we helped families to enable our patients to die at home, we were generally successful. Perhaps it's easier in South Africa? Although hospital deaths are now commoner. Commenter name: Nan Jolly, nanjolly@iafrica.com Commenter email: nanjolly@iafrica.com IP address: 102.177.134.171 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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Two or three or four weeks ago, a reader commented that I should not tell anyone about my terminal cancer diagnosis because I would then be identified only by that fact instead of all the other descriptions that could be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 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 Nov 11, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Again this week, my selections are heavy on animals. I hope you enjoy them. * * * YOU THINK THREE RIBS ARE GOING TO STOP JUSTICE? That's what Bryant Johnston, long-time physical fitness trainer to 85-year-old Supreme Court... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: Judith Graham, who writes the Navigating Aging column at Kaiser Health News and who I've known for several years, interviewed me about my cancer diagnosis along with my decision to write about it for this blog. It was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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On the morning after the 2008 presidential election, the first thing I heard on the news was an announcement of who intended to run for president in 2012. And so it has been ever since. If we have not heard... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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By Jane Seskin I met up with a stroller in the lobby of a building, caught my foot on a wheel, twirled to stay erect, then fell to the floor. My side a week later was a muted rainbow. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Today marks four weeks since the doctors told me cancer has reasserted itself and there is no treatment. That news was not a surprise. Although I had been pronounced cancer-free since last January, I knew it was more likely than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 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 Nov 4, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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DON'T FORGET – CHANGE THE CLOCKS TONIGHT For most of the United States, it's time to change our clocks tonight to standard time – one hour back. Some of our tech clocks make the change on their own but I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Many have said that next Tuesday's midterm election in the U.S. is the most crucial in our lifetimes and they are right. It is. It is. Much is at stake, perhaps even democracy itself, but for certain, if the Republicans... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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It has been three weeks since the doctors told me there is no treatment for my cancer and that video above is a pretty close representation of what my mind, since then, has been doing. It's all over the place... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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By William Weatherstone In 1941, I had my first operation - for tonsillitis. I could not enter school at that time unless they were removed. In 2017, (near the end of my life now at 81 years old), I had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Depending on your age these days, “hook up” can be a loaded term. Here is how the Urban Dictionary defines it: ”To have any form of intamicy with a member of the prefered sex that you don't consider a significant... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 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 Oct 28, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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MY FRIEND THE GARLIC GURU My friend, Tony Sarmiento, grows his own garlic in his backyard and is considered a guru of garlic. Recently, reporter Adrian Higgins of the Washington Post took notice: ”Tony Sarmiento, who gardens in the Woodside... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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Quite a few readers took me at my word in Wednesday's post that you could ask me anything about this new and final journey in my life, and it would be churlish of me not to try to answer. Please... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at TIME GOES BY
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