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Nuit Blanche – report from an early quitter

Yes, at 10 p.m. it’s all still raging out there, and I’m already home. A beautiful night for Nuit Blanche, the city-wide art installation. I asked my son this afternoon if he was going to

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growing up with Eli

Roses! Late blooming roses, to give us one last taste of summer sweetness before it vanishes under a layer of frost. Just picked. A fall bouquet. Today at Judy’s guided meditation, she asked us to

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catch up

I started this after that last batch of pictures of Eli and was delayed, so it got shifted to here. Sunday night: Sorry, yes, I’m turning into one of those women who whips out pictures

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nice words indeed

You know – I hope! – that I am not a boastful person. There’s plenty for me to be humble about – my phenomenally slow writing process, my cluttered house, chaotic finances, crabby pussycat. Today

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Many Words on the Street

I’ve been going to Word on the Street since its very first year, 1990, and used to volunteer at the PEN booth and work at the Ryerson table, when there was one. I always come

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Eli today

Eli had his first visit to the paediatrician the other day. The verdict: at four months, he weighs more than 17 pounds,  he’s strong, bright and alert, and he’s in the 99th percentile for height

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Daniels Spectrum

That’s the name (without apostrophe, it’s a company called Daniels) of the brand new community arts centre on Dundas Street, in the middle of the brand new Regents Park. What a wonderful place. There was

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from this week’s Canadian Jewish News

A bumper harvest of books from all over Bill Gladstone, Special to The CJN, Friday, September 14, 2012 Tags: Books and Authors 0 Comments When Beth Kaplan’s Finding the Jewish Shakespeare: The Life and Legacy of

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Have you seen the cover of the “New Yorker” this week? The best ever. The brilliant Roz Chast eviscerates the Republicans in the most cheerful way, portraying them as a fun park of “American values.”

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Winston Reckert, R.I.P.

I was lucky enough to do at least four shows with Winston, who just died of cancer at the age of 63. He was a beautiful man and a talented and very sexy actor. We

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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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