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Lefty forever

An interesting quiz in the Star – where on the political spectrum do you fall? It’s designed for Torontonians but most of it will apply everywhere. No surprise – I’m on the Social Democratic Left.

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cheese and magazines

Dear friend John took me to St. Lawrence Market this morning – oh the luxury of a car and another pair of arms to help carry. What a fantastic place it is – absolutely packed

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Christmas recommendation

People who have visited my house since my trip to Nova Scotia have all admired my new art – just prints, affordable, but glorious colour and design by my dear friends Peter Blais and Tom

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putting your sex life on trial

When I left the Y at midday yesterday, there it was, the insanity around Jian – he was being arraigned at College Park a block away, and there were scores of newspeople and their trucks

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R.I.P. Dusty the donkey

Sadness. Riverdale Farm Toronto added 2 new photos. 15 hrs ·  Today was a very sad day at Riverdale Farm.Dusty our beloved donkey passed away today Monday, November 24, 2014 as a result of health complications. Dusty led

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Ursula K. Le Guin, 85, takes aim and fires

Ursula K. Le Guin was honoured recently at the National Book Awards and gave a fantastic speech about the dangers to literature and how they can be stopped. The parts in parentheses were ad-libbed directly

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Great Romances end in tears

Hooray – it’s November again and not February. A balmy 5 degrees or so, drizzly and grey but not cold, great on the bike. Must get old Bill to come put the Xmas lights up

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the Christmas vortex

This is what people in Toronto are saying, as they endure this extreme blast of winter FOUR WEEKS before winter is officially due to start: AT LEAST WE’RE NOT IN BUFFALO. Indeed. A man just

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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.


Juliet in Paris, Spain and Beyond
Juliet is a Canadian who’s lived for decades in Paris and writes about her travels and the many things that interest her.



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