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Happy Canada Day weekend

I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend in the nearly empty city.  Here’s some adorableness for your viewing pleasure. Nearly six weeks old! Too bad he doesn’t have more personality.  Went to the market this morning and

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a cottage swim, and Nora E. redux

I went to a friend’s cottage today, had a very refreshing swim in the little lake, wandered in the woods, and then we had lunch by the water. And the great thing was – I

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my first pepper

Had to pick it this small to save it from squirrels. Had it for lunch in an omelette. And that is not an inflated belly button sticking out at my waist, it’s the tie to

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Nora Ephron and getting old

Tonight is the last Ryerson class of the spring term, so tomorrow, except for my one day garden workshop and various editing jobs, that’s it for paid employment until September. So I’ll have lots of

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writing workshop only 3 weeks away!

Dear writers: I have cancelled the August writing workshop, so this is the only one I’ll be running this summer. I ask that you please let me know now if you are planning to attend. 

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summertime and the livin’ is busy

I’ve been taking a break, bloggees. Perhaps a needed break for you too, from the endless daily exposé of BK’s life. Things have seemed very busy, though I’m not sure if anything was accomplished. Well, I

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cute pussycats from FB

My friend Bruce has taught me how to download stuff from Facebook. Now I’ll never need to write anything ever again. Just lots of cute pictures. I love this one.

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Paul McCartney does my math homework

It’s Paul McCartney’s 70th birthday today. Talk about redefining age. When Paul and I were young, being 70 meant you were on the verge of death. And now it means that on his world tours,

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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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