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Is there anything better than your own bed? As I burrowed under the covers last night, I thought more than ever of immigrants and refugees, with hopes that everyone, one day, will have a safe,

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Ottawa in the snow

Today Ottawa had a huge blizzard – something like 30 centimetres of snow fell, and the roads were sheet ice. My rental car got stuck in the driveway and I had to dig myself out,

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moving right along

Okay, yes, here I am, and it seems that I am blogging – but only BRIEFLY, not just because I swore to take a break, but because I’m exhausted and still have lots to do.

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done and done

 Last night’s pageant- too bad you can’t see that beautiful couple with their baby, not to mention the animals on all sides Today’s pageant – two tired celebrants One not tired at all – about

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Christmas Eve in shorts

A moment of tranquillity before it all hits – Anna and family on their way over. It is a record-breaking warm Christmas Eve here – warmer than Mexico and, according to my friend Patsy, much

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Oh Canada!

Just got this shot from my dear neighbour Richard, who headed east this morning with Jean-Marc: this is the sign greeting new arrivals at the Fredericton airport. Proud to be Canadian. Almost too much to

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hot for the holidays

Had to tell you – it’s mind-bogglingly warm here. Just doing errands on my bike in a light jacket, no hat, no gloves. It’s too bad global warming has its wonderful side, especially for Canadians.

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But there will be an occasional photograph. That way it’s not cold turkey. No writing, but pictures. Best wishes to you all, on this gloomy pre-Solstice day, the darkest day of the year. May your

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vacation time

So here’s a story about my recent trip to Hawaii: I was travelling with my friend Penny from England. I am profoundly grateful to her for including me in the incredible invitation she had to

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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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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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