My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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ode to the Toronto Public Libraries

Okay, more excitement. Today I was happy to read a great article by Philip Marchand in the “Star” about how, despite gloomy forecasts for their demise, Toronto libraries are more than ever flourishing community centres.

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the book in the world

An update on the book, which is making its way like a steady tortoise. The cover was featured in the Nov. 18th “New York Times Book Review,” no less, in an ad for the fascinating

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Good news on a rainy day

Gloomy January slumps along, but yesterday a letter made the day feel like June. I received an ecstatic email from former student Laure Croza, who went from writing memoir to writing for young people –

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New Year’s List

2007 was an exciting year, and I’m looking forward to 2008. At the age of 57 I feel a whole new phase of life beginning – my three children, Anna, Sam and book, are out

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About Beth

I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

Some Blogs I Follow

Chris Walks
This blog evolves. It once was about travels. Now it’s a reason to be at the keyboard that I value.


Theresa Kishkan
Theresa Kishkan is a writer living on the Sechelt Peninsula on the west coast of Canada.


I walk on. With my feet, and in my mind as well.


Carrie Snyder
Wherever you’ve come from, wherever you’re going, consider this space a place for reflection and pause.


Juliet in Paris, Spain and Beyond
Juliet is a Canadian who’s lived for decades in Paris and writes about her travels and the many things that interest her.



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