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

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birthdays, passing

It’s Ganesh’s birthday for the Hindu community, and since there’s a temple just around the corner on Parliament Street, the parade goes right by my door. Here it is last night, with a great deal of music, a “float,” and many participants …

And again today in daylight – women in their finest saris, children all dressed up, loud drumming and horns, offerings of fruit to the god. Right outside my front door. Welcome to downtown Toronto.
Great sadness – I found out today that Dolly, one of the Clydesdales at Riverdale Farm, died in August at the age of 27. I’ve visited her countless times at the Farm. When I saw the notice on the fence, I wept.



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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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