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The Carless Weight Loss Plan

I’ve been getting a good response to the article in the Star today.  In it, I mention that since selling my car, I have discovered the Carless Weight Loss Plan, which involves getting fit by walking

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FYI – I have been told that the Toronto Star will run my piece on selling my car and riding a bike on the op-ed page tomorrow, Monday July 28.  Four days later, on August 1st, it’s

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Sunday August 24, Write in the Garden

Writers, I have changed the date for the August workshop.  It will now be Sunday August 24th, from 9.30 (gathering, coffee, chat – work starts at 10) to 5.  Every other particular remains the same.

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the stupidity of artists

I went to a chichi fundraising event yesterday with my old friend Ron.  For $50 a head, we got to stand in a crowded, noisy room with drinks, smoked salmon and fresh, raw oysters which

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The Writing Diet

My friends, it had to happen.  I was at the library this morning and as always went over to the New Books display section.  And there it was, a new book by Julia Cameron, famous

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please forgive tooting of own horn

I will try to keep my head in proper proportion to my body, but the testimonials I’ve received from the Sunday group are making that difficult.  Herewith: Kathryn: “I was thrilled with the whole day,

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workshop and book report

The first Write in the Garden workshop is over, and I am pretty sure, judging by the response of the participants, that it was a hit.  (I asked them for a critique on what would

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book learning

The one week intensive course at U of T ended today with a bang – a series of student readings in the Faculty Club dining room, as we all ate our last meal together.  The

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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.

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