No one knows what it’s like to be old until they get there. That’s the view of Ronni Bennett, a former radio producer in her 70s who also spent over two decades as a writer and producer in network television in New York City. These days Ronni is busy with her acclaimed blog “Time Goes By,” where she explores aging with humor, compassion and uncommon candor. Ronni tells us about the evolution of her blog and what’s good about getting older. She explains how media fuels America’s rampant ageism and she reflects on the Op-Ed piece, “Am I Going Blind?” by New York Times writer Frank Bruni. Ronni also tells us why she decided to write about her 2017 diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Note: this episode originally aired March 8, 2018. We have an update at the end of the show on Ronni’s condition and how cancer has changed her life.
Ronni’s website: Time Goes By
Ronni’s March 1, 2019 Cancer Update
”Am I Going Blind?” by Frank Bruni (2/23/18)
Ronni’s blog piece in response to the Bruni piece
UPDATE… SINCE THIS EPISODE: On Friday, October 30, 2020 Veronica “Ronni” Bennett passed away. Two days before she died, Ronni recorded a conversation with her former husband, Alex Bennett, posting the conversation on her blog site. You can listen to it here: The Alex and Ronni Show – 30 October 2020.
For a TRANSCRIPT of the original episode, click HERE.