My new book “Midlife Solo” will be published by Mosaic Press later this year. Stay tuned!

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the Paris marathon

Stunning day – hot already at 9.45 a.m.

Police boats patrol, helicopters overhead. Tension mounts. And you can see I’m ready with my camera.
The first wheelchair athletes speed past,
then the police cars, and there they
are at 9.59,
the elite gods of running,
seven Africans in a pack, all leg and bone.
I was shooting into the sun, clapping and
trembling. They went
by so fast – running since 8.45 a.m.,
this is their 25th
kilometre. Unbelievable.



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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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