My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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So True readings tomorrow.

We had a rehearsal Thursday for our next “So True” reading event – 8 moving, powerful, sometimes hilarious stories, and me. So much truth for a mere $10 and two hours of your time on

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Karl Ove Knausgaard discovers America

The man is a vivid, thoughtful and amusingly neurotic writer whom many can’t stand – Karl Ove Knausgaard, author of lengthy introspective non-fiction volumes, disguised as novels, about every moment of his life, was invited

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for your viewing and reading pleasure

I have heard from Rosemary Shipton, who has kindly agreed to act as my editor on the new memoir, at least until she can’t stand it any more and runs screaming into the night. She

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Oscar was wrong IMHO

It’s 8 a.m. the morning after the Oscars, and am I groggy with a television-induced headache? No – because for once, I turned it off and went to bed. It was just too awful –

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The Object Lesson

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Friend Suzette and I just saw an unforgettable piece of theatre: “The Object Lesson,” starring and by an artist – mime, dancer, actor, magician, comedian – called Geoff Sobelle. Very hard to

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Deconstructing “Revolver”

You know I am a Beatles geek – but last night, that geekiness went to a whole new level at a two and a half hour lecture on the album “Revolver.” Yes, a lengthy power-packed

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sadness

My daughter texted me yesterday midday – “Don’t watch the news today.” So I knew there must be bad news to do with a child or children, because that’s what affects me most deeply. I

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Deconstructing the Beatles

Last night as I went to bed late with more extremely bitter, record-breaking cold outside, a little voice said, “Maybe you should leave a little water running so the pipes don’t freeze.” And then I

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the Dalai Lama encounters skiing

Here is a gorgeous story for you, my friends – beautifully written, moving, and hilarious. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/culturebox/2014/02/dalai_lama_at_a_santa_fe_ski_resort_tells_waitress_the_meaning_of_life.html And Carrie Snyder has written a particularly beautiful post today, at left, called “I’m thinking about being”. Keep up

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Dave Barry on “Fifty Shades of Grey”

My eyes are still damp with tears … of laughter. As everyone not on planet Mars knows, the movie Fifty Shades of Grey opened this week. This book has sold millions and millions of copies all

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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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This blog evolves. It once was about travels. Now it’s a reason to be at the keyboard that I value.

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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.

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Wherever you’ve come from, wherever you’re going, consider this space a place for reflection and pause.

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