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spring babies

My son was born in mid-October, which is a wonderful time to have a baby because you are about to hunker down into winter, keeping your babe warm and safe. But babies born in spring

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Drop in writing class Tuesday

A last minute announcement: because of all the chaotic activity in my life this spring, I’ve cancelled this term’s home classes. Several keen students were eager for a class, though, so there’s one tomorrow evening at 6

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beautiful music

Eli gained one pound in two days! When I gain one pound in two days – which happens easily – I keep it to myself. But the little mutt’s weight gain is the biggest news

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okay, that was amazing, now back to work

We had a barbecue at the house this afternoon – grandmother (Yikes! Moi!) and grandfather, mother and uncle, our two most significant family others Holly and Wayson, and the small centre of this universe. Who

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happy families

Two tall men  Uncle Wayson  Grandpa assumes the position … … much appreciated by Eli.  Perky, for a moment, between feeds. A slightly different kind of nuclear family, in front of the house that has

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Grandpa

 There are many photos of Ed’s father in his favourite position: in his LaZ Boy chair with all his grandchildren, one after the other through the years, asleep on his belly. A family tradition continues.

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Day Four

Kind thoughts and good wishes continue to pour in; Greg, who used to colour my hair before I decided to go au naturel, asked me to come by the parlour today, and gave me two

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Eli comes home

This is Eli. He is two and a half days old.  This is Glamma. She is happy. Eli looks a bit squished in his little bear hat.  Home and dressed. Showin’ a bit of sexy

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And he shall be named …

Elijah. An important prophet for Christians, Jews and Muslims. Elijah Donald, for his Uncle Don, his father’s older brother, a humorous, brave, stubborn soul, given a decade to live after his birth with severe cerebral palsy, who

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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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