My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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I am one proud producer, just home from a great, great evening of storytelling in a wonderful venue. I really wasn’t sure how the evening would go – would anyone come? Would the readers’ stories

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the tech genius

Sorry about that – my friend Nicole recorded the book launch talk on my phone, I downloaded to iPhoto and am now trying to upload here in the usual way – but for some reason

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people say the nicest things

I said I wouldn’t reprint compliments on the book any more, but please allow me a few more – they’re so beautiful. And this too shall pass, of course – the world moves on, and

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book launch report

Will I ever have another day like this, with floods of effusive emails pouring in? My inbox is overflowing right now. I gather that the 90 or so people there had a good time and

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a few shots

It’s 9 a.m. on a beautiful Tuesday morning, and I’m in a daze. There was a party last night, and it was good. That much I know. This morning I have to borrow my neighbour’s

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“Finding Vivian Maier”

My daughter, a certified lunatic, wants to feed the world. When I arrived at Eli’s birthday party, there were at least 14 children under the age of 12 rampaging through a sprinkler in the backyard,

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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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