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still here

At the hospital bedside again – it’s nearly 6 p.m. on Friday, and Mum is still here, waiting for the operation. It’s the first cold snap in Ottawa, with ice and a bit of snow,

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waiting game

Well – where to begin? Briefly, I flew early to Ottawa and walked into my mother’s hospital room this morning expecting to say goodbye, and found her with good colour, chatting to my brother –

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being there

You can prepare all you want, but when the reality of this hits, it hits hard. I was surprised to burst into tears and sobbing, but it helped. I am flying to Ottawa first thing

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Here follows a clinical definition of “sandwich generation:” At this moment, I am waiting to hear from Ottawa; my brother called at 8 a.m. to say that my mother tried to get out of bed

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lessons from my father

Just looked at the calendar, got teary and called my brother – usually, I would have called Mum, but dates are meaningless to her now. It’s November 26th, 2012; this day would have been my

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missing Macca in Vancouver

The most beautiful sight in the world – my daughter asleep on the kitchen sofa with her baby asleep on her chest. The cornbread is in the oven, the beer is in the fridge, the

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Grey Cup chili

Sunny but cold; I guess the free ride is over and it’s the tough stuff ahead. Instead of sleeping 23 hours a day, the cat will sleep 23 3/4, and I will want to join

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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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