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Word and Iphigenia

Your faithful correspondent was a happy Torontonian today, even snuffling, with wheezing lungs. I’ve been riding my bicycle to Word on the Street almost every year since its inception, decades ago, on Queen Street. And

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moving along

My French neighbour Monique has a group from France visiting, drinking l’aperitif on her deck – overhearing from next door is like being in France. Makes me want to go out and buy cheese. Especially

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missive from bed

It’s 11.30 on a Friday morning, and I’m in bed with a cold – stuffed up and achey, after a night of not much sleep. Phooey. This is one of the times when I am

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Writers, this is to let you know that my course at U of T, Life Stories, begins Monday October 3, from 12.30 to 3, on the U of T campus. It runs 8 weeks till

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open letter to Mayor Ford

The “Star” just responded to my submission to their Op-ed page – they “don’t publish open letters.” Anyway, the Farm is spared for now – the community is going to come up with a viable

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gorgeous Tuesday

Mind-bogglingly beautiful today. These are the best days, the beautiful sad days of fall, because we know how rare and precious they are, how soon they’ll vanish. As I write, I can hear Mary Hopkins

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More TIFF excitement – my friend Gretchen offered me a ticket to see “Pina,” the Wim Wenders’ film about the great German choreographer Pina Bausch. I was thrilled to go, as the film was on

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Riding my bike along Gerrard, saw some excitement outside the Ryerson theatre – there were hundreds of film buffs lined up to see the next show, and a crowd surrounding the star of the last

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A sublime day, sunny and breezy. As you can see below, I rode my bike on the Don Valley trail this afternoon – with the Parkway closed, all you can hear down there are birds

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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.


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