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Ford go go gone

WOO HOO!!! There I was listening to Macca, and the whole Rob Ford thing was blowing sky-high!!!!!! Anna called to let me know that the police have announced they possess the infamous video of the

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Macca’s “New.”

Finally got to Sunrise Records this morning to buy the new Macca CD. I love that place – one of the few independents left. They sell records, tickets, t-shirts, and today, crazy Hallowe’en masks. I’m

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NOT writing for free

A terrific article about being asked to write for free … which I am posting, yes, without paying royalties. I used to publish many articles in “Facts and Arguments” in the “Globe,” which paid a

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the Toronto Centre by-election

We have a by-election coming up in my riding Toronto Centre, to replace the irreplaceable Bob Rae, one of the tragic figures of Canadian politics – if it hadn’t been for his cowardly party and

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Stephen King at the Author’s Festival

Thrilling event last night – the opening night of the International Festival of Authors, a fundraiser for PEN Canada, featuring Stephen King and his younger son, fellow novelist Owen King. I’d already bought my ticket

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Stories we tell about “Stories We Tell”

I learned something valuable tonight about my own impatience. I was on a panel at U of T, as listed below, about Sarah Polley’s “Stories We Tell.” I’d enjoyed it on my first viewing, when

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invite to up-coming debate about “Stories We Tell”

The Hart House Conscious Activism Documentary Series presents:             Wednesday, October 23 6.30 pm, Hart House Debates Room Stories We Tell   Directed by Sarah Polley, 2012 108 mins Stories We Tell is an inspired,

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Fam-damly in Ottawa

This morning, I went down to Britannia Park for my daily walk, thankful, as I am every time, that my mother and aunt chose to live near this heavenly park on the Ottawa River. It

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fall in Britannia Park

This is my mother’s patch of the communal garden below her condo. Thrilled to see it still so colourful.  Britannia Park, my saviour every time I visit.  The view from my aunt’s balcony – the

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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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