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Samsung and Ira Glass

Busy day. Dear friend Bruce, my travel companion in India, Spain, France and earlier this year, Italy, is here for his nephew Christopher’s wedding tomorrow – Christopher who has lived for a year in my

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from a happy camper

Got this note from Pat, who was in the garden writing workshop last Sunday. I will hire her as my publicist.  I’ve been thinking about Sunday and what made it such asuccess. As I told Beth

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report on our “So true” event

Another hit, a palpable hit. I love how people say after these reading events, “It was so moving and interesting!” as if they’re surprised. As if they think that a bunch of writers telling the

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For once, the hype of a film turned out to be true. I went this afternoon to see “Boyhood,” the extraordinary Richard Linklater film which he started filming 12 year ago and continued once a

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So True tomorrow!

Tomorrow at 4 p.m., on the second floor of the Black Swan on the Danforth, the second SO TRUE: life stories well written well told. Six wonderful rich true stories about DISASTER, and then yours

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True to Life, Step 5


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the raccoon highway

Sitting with my coffee at 8 a.m. this morning – watching as one after another, SIX young raccoons emerged from the shrubbery and climbed up the ivy wall to the left, on their way home.

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on the freeway

And more joy – a visit from Booboo and his mama. He did some skilful driving. And then a visit to my friend and lawyer Mary to drink a glass of wine on her deck

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today’s joys

Summer breakfast  opening boxes stacking ’em up a brand new gardenia – can you smell it from there? clematis (and roses, very high, on the left) Finally, spindly black-eyed Susans opening up. Freud said that

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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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