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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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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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DIFFICULTY WAKING UP? Through many of my working years, I often needed to be up at 4:30AM or 5AM. No big deal. I hit the floor running in those days and was out the door on schedule. These days, in... Continue reading
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”An American biotech company has launched clinical trials in Colombia to test a new therapy designed to reverse the aging process, and in turn, treat age-related diseases...” reports Live Science. Here's the catch: it will cost you US$1 million to... Continue reading
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Perhaps it is the time of year. Or maybe it is my natural bent in life. Or something else. It doesn't really matter why, in the past month or two or so, I have been taking stock of these past... Continue reading
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By Lynn Bechtel of Write on Harlow I don’t have a full view of sunsets from my house but I can see a faint rosy glow, the edge of the sunset, through the branches of the evergreens at the back... Continue reading
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What with “All Impeachment All The Time" news on television, in newspapers and the internet, it's hard to know there are other things going on in Washington, D.C. But I did come across one last week that is important to... Continue reading
Posted 6 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 7 days ago at TIME GOES BY
ALABAMA UNVEILS STATUE OF ROSA PARKS On the 64th anniversary of her 1955 arrest in Montgomery, Alabama, for not giving her seat on a bus to a white man, Rosa Parks has been honored in that city with a statue:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
Here we are again, my former husband Alex and I in another Skype chat recorded on Wednesday. We covered a whole lot of territory this week. Thanksgiving. Meeting the son this late in life that I gave up for adoption... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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This photograph, one among many, was taken by Paul Graham for his recent book, Mother. The photo and some others of Graham's mother are included in a Washington Post story written by Keith Dickerman who had recently visited his own... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE FROM RONNI: Thank you for all your story contributions this past week. We now have a good collection to keep us going for three or more months. * * * By Kath Noble of Postscript by Kath Someone... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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It shouldn't be this way, but every year between 15 October and 7 December, Americans who use Medicare for their health coverage, most of whom are 65 and older, can change their coverage for the coming year during the “open... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 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 1, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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TIME LAPSE OF LAST WEEK'S SNOW IN BOULDER There was some heavy weather in the U.S. over the Thanksgiving holiday. My friend Stan James sent this short, time-lapse, Reddit video of a backyard in Boulder, Colorado, a few days ago.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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There is a lot in my life to be thankful for this year. First of all, I didn't think I would still be here for what is my third Thanksgiving since they told me I have cancer. Who could have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Thanksgiving week reminds me that quite a long while ago – 12 or 15 years I would guess, or more – I spent a five-hour drive home from visiting a friend for the holiday in the company of a person... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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EDITORIAL NOTE: The queue of reader stories has gotten extremely low. If you are so inclined, this would be a good time to forward your stories for publication. Instructions are at the bottom of this page. I don't like begging... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
Only once before have I done this and only two weeks ago. On 11 November in a post titled This is Wrong and I am Exhausted, I let loose about the frightening, lawless government President Donald Trump and his henchmen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 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 Nov 24, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
ACTOR TOM HANKS RELATED TO MR ROGERS The movie, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, currently in theaters stars Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers. Here's a fun, little coincidence from Huffington Post: ”An Ancestry.com family tree shared in the Access... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
Comedians looking for cheap laughs often disparage old people for talking too much (or at all) about their ailments. It's almost true – we do talk about our arthritis, cancer, heart disease, etc. fairly regularly. Maybe one reason is that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
No sooner had I written here about my diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in 2017 than people began telling me about cures, usually in other countries but some that involved eating large portions of “good” foods while eliminating “bad” foods. Even... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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By Fritzy Dean Recently I spent several miserable days ”in hospital,” as our British friends would say. Even though I was quite uncomfortable and anxious to get home, there were some lighter moments during my stay. Those moments are my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Barely two months after I was told I have pancreatic cancer and one month after the Whipple surgery, I posted a story of quotations from people ancient and modern about death. Now that I am coming up on two-and-a-half years... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 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
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