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Ronni Bennett
Portland, Maine
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By Jo Ann of Along The Way Along the way I’ve been enjoying sharing with interested others some of what I’ve learned. More importantly, or at least equally importantly, I’ve benefited from acquiring new information generously shared in many ways... Continue reading
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AT LAST: FINAL DAY OF DONATIONS This is it – the last day of the 2019 TGB donation drive to help support the costs of maintaining Time Goes By for the next five years. You can read the details on... Continue reading
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TIME GOES BY DONATION WEEK REMINDER Almost done. This is the next to last day of the 2019 TGB donation drive to help support the costs of maintaining Time Goes By for the next five years. You can read the... Continue reading
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TIME GOES BY DONATION WEEK REMINDER This is day four (of six) of the 2019 TGB donation drive to help support the costs of maintaining Time Goes By for the next five years. You can read the details on Wednesday's... Continue reading
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TIME GOES BY DONATION WEEK REMINDER This is day three (of six) of the 2019 TGB donation drive to help support the costs of maintaining Time Goes By for the next five years. You can read the details on Wednesday's... Continue reading
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TIME GOES BY DONATION WEEK REMINDER This is day two of the 2019 TGB donation drive to help support the costs of maintaining Time Goes By for the next five years. You can read the details on Wednesday's post. Whether... Continue reading
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Plus The Alex and Ronni Show. But first: Here we are again for the fourth year in a row with the TGB Donation Drive. I began this annual fundraiser to help pay for the services I use to keep this... Continue reading
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By Lyn Burnstine I grew up with a plethora of uncles. On my mother's side, I had four half-uncles, two of whom I never knew since they lived far away on the west coast, and two half-uncles-in-law (my half-aunts' husbands).... Continue reading
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Wow oh wow oh wow oh wow. After all your wonderful well-wishes on Friday's post, I wish you could have been there on the telephone with me and my new oncologist Friday. As we were getting through the preliminary niceties,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 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 Feb 10, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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MY CANCER TEST RESULTS What an outpouring of thoughts, hopes and prayers from you, dear readers, on yesterday's post about my mistake in regard to CT scan results. Apparently all your efforts worked. My new oncologist telephoned Friday at the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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On Wednesday, I told you I would get the results of my latest CT scan yesterday, Thursday. Wrong. Right here on the desk in the notebook where I keep important information from meetings with doctors and nurses, in big, black... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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While some of you are reading this today, I am at the medical center to drop off a couple of vials of blood with the phlebotomists (wonderful word), meet with my new oncologist and then undergo an ultrasound scan to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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By Judy Anderson Hi, Ronni. Several months ago, you made a list that stuck with me. It did so because I’d recently done a meditation that evoked your desire to be surrounded by puppies and kittens who would tumble and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
Well, I've gone and done it again - read yet another book on dying when I said I wouldn't do that. This one, titled Dying: A Memoir, by Australian writer Cory Taylor who died of melanoma in 2016, is a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 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 Feb 3, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
MORE THAN YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GROUNDHOG DAY Today is Groundhog Day on which Punxsutawney Phil predicts how much longer winter will last depending on whether he sees his shadow. Here's a story about how this annual ritual came... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
On Wednesday this week, Representative John Larson (D-CT), Chair of the Social Security Subcommittee of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced the introduction of the Social Security 2100 Act. There are more than 200 co-sponsors for the legislation –... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
In last Friday's discussion here of physician-assisted death, reader Mary left, in part, this comment about who should have the right to use this service: ”I’d take this even further than if one is terminally ill,” wrote Mary. “I would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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By W. Christian Koch We went camping this past week or, as one of my hardcore, outdoor friends calls it, "Glamping". (Glamorous Camping). Whatever you call it, the family loves it. My adult kids and their spouses/fiance' all flocked back... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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On last week's post about Mary Oliver's poem, When Death Comes, my friend Darlene Costner, who is 93, left this comment: ”The more I ponder death and read what others think, the less I know how I feel. I was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 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 Jan 27, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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MARVIN WALDMAN VERSUS FACEBOOK Would that Facebook would be so diligent with the opposing political point of view. Marvin's Facebook page is here. BIG DOG/TINY BED – TAKE A LOOK THE CAT WHO REFUSED TO WALK THIS IS WORTH WATCHING... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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It's also called “Death with Dignity” and “physician-assisted suicide” among another name or two. What is important to know is that it is NOT the same thing as euthanasia which is, by definition, understood to mean that a physician acts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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Last week, well-known American poet, Mary Olivery, died in her home in Florida at age 83. She had won both the Publitzer Prize and the National Book Award. In Oliver's obituary, The New York Times reported: ”Her poems, which are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2019 at TIME GOES BY
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