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ELDER MUSIC: 1972 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health 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 ... Read on »
INTERESTING STUFF – 14 March 2015 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health I feel safe in saying that the majority of us at this blog have strong memories of the 1950s. And if not, at least a few memories of the era because decades don't come ... Read on »
Poem: On Approaching Seventy and Baking Bread by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health More than 40 years ago there was, in the weekend house in upstate New York I shared with the man I then lived with, a woodburning kitchen stove. That's it. You either buil ... Read on »
2015 Best Media Effort in Combatting Ageism by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Pretty much all media is rife with ageist references and language. Just now as I begin writing this post, Today show host Matt Lauer, droning on in the background, said th ... Read on »
How House of Cards May be Helping to Undermine Social Security by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Although I am a big fan of the first two seasons of House of Cards on Netflix, as I mentioned last week , I was bored silly with the third season and watched only the firs ... Read on »
Dylan and Dench on Growing Old by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health [A TUESDAY EXTRA:: Before I get to today's story - remember when, in Saturday's Interesting Stuff, I told you that I would, on Saturday's, post John Oliver's weekly Last W ... Read on »
Disliking Our Mothers by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health My mention last week that I did not particularly like my mother caused a bit of a stir, enough so that Katie called it out in her own comment: ”What really strikes me ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: Franz Schubert by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health 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 ... Read on »
INTERESTING STUFF – 7 March 2015 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A short reminder that when you send email suggesting an item for this Saturday list, you must include the web address of your blog if you want me to link to it. T ... Read on »
Old and Forgetful by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Old people are widely accused of many things that aren't true, among them that we can't adapt to change, that we all suffer from depression, and we don't like sex anymore. ... Read on »
Elder High Achievers: Inspiration or Reverse Ageism? by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health The media keep us well supplied with tales of derring-do by high achieving elders. Former President George H.W. Bush skydives every five years, most recently on his 90th b ... Read on »
Looking Like Your Mother (or Your Father) by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health A friend – a male friend – once told me that the older he gets the stronger his physical resemblance to his mother becomes and he's not pleased with that. Their relationsh ... Read on »
How Often Should Elders Bathe? by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health In the kitchen one morning not long ago, I heard an exchange on television about how often people bathe, how often they ought to bathe, etc. I couldn't see the screen but ... Read on »
Stirring Up Daily Life by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health It is not clear that “binge watching” began when Netflix released all 13 episodes of the first season of House of Cards on the same day two years ago but it is, certainly, ... Read on »
ELDER MUSIC: 1971 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health 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 ... Read on »
'INTERESTING STUFF – 28 February 2015 by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health As you know, on Monday through Friday, there is a link at the bottom of each TGB story to that day's story by readers at The Elder Storytelling Place. Last Monday ... Read on »
Crabby Old Lady on Cutting the Cable Cord by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Four weeks ago, Crabby Old Lady told you about how she reduced her fixed expenses by cutting the cable TV cord after Giant Cable Company (hereinafter referred to as GCC) j ... Read on »
10 Myths About Ageing by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health When, in 1995, I began to research what ageing is all about, there were hardly any non-academic books about it (and so it remained until 2005 when the media caught on that ... Read on »
Not Too Old for Another Surprise by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health Remember yesterday's post when I quoted some notes from my blog journal? Perhaps you recall reading this one: ”Sometimes I am afraid that there will be no more wonder ... Read on »
Dear Diary: Some Notes on Ageing by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Aging & Senior Health There is a handwritten journal I keep although, unlike the kind many others' have, the entries are undated. This latest edition is the third I have filled over 10 years (t ... Read on »