My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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Speaking of our prime minister and our mayor …

A recent poll showed that 30% of people in Toronto would vote for the loathsome Rob Ford in an election now. Mind-boggling but true. Thought of his meanness, egotism and self-interest when I read this: The things we admire

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plans in winter

Yesterday, as I stood waiting for the bus on Parliament Street, the vicious cold cut into me though I was wearing my 50’s mink coat, scarf, thick mitts, hat, boots and many layers underneath. Next

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Downton delight

Just got this welcome email from Canada Revenue: You have get a Tax Refund on your Visa or MasterCard. Complete the formular, and get your Tax Refund. Wow. I have get Tax Refund. Just have

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red and white

Had an early appointment at the Apple Store at the Eaton Centre – and walked straight into chaos – Yonge-Dundas shut down with hysterical hockey fans. I guess Canada won the gold. So unCanadian, all

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moving on

My poor son is up at dawn tomorrow after working all day today – his restaurant is open at 6 a.m. for the gold medal hockey game, with beer! What has Ontario come to?  Amazing

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RIP – Mewmew, 2000 (?) – 2014. The vet, it turned out, was a Russian Jew very interested in my book, so I gave him a copy. He was gentle, gave her a sedative, went

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Macca in Montpelllier

Friend Lynn actually went out into the night to stand with the crowd in front of the building where Linda McCartney’s photography retrospective was opening – and Macca was there, with his daughter Mary and

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Cirque du Soleil spectacular


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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
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Theresa Kishkan is a writer living on the Sechelt Peninsula on the west coast of Canada.


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Carrie Snyder
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