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off to New York

This morning, I walked to the end of the garden early to eat breakfast and read the paper. And there I saw a fantastic construction – a minuscule spider had built a web, with one

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the James Plays at the Hearn – must see

I spent the afternoon watching the first of The James Plays, part of the Luminato arts festival at the Hearn Generating Station, an abandoned hulk of a building near the lake. The play is brilliantly

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Britain and the big no

Woke up to find out that Britain is no longer in the E.U., and felt not just sad, but frightened. Angry white people are in charge now in the western world, and it’s not a

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return after a long absence

Sob – I’m back! It has been DAYS since I’ve blogged. On Sunday, asked for my password, didn’t recognize it, and set off a chain of events that led to me being LOCKED OUT

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Happy Birthday, Macca

Have spent the last two days at the Canadian Writers’ Summit at Harbourfront. My mind is fried. Here’s today’s bon mot: Poets are obsessed with death and commas. I will write more about the experience

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So busy, no time even to sit here and tell you about it. Nothing special, just the usual – work, family, house, friends, stuff. It’s all great, and it all feels a bit too much

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The Tony Awards provide solace

I don’t want to read the papers or listen to the news. How many more murders? How much lunacy and self-destruction is one great nation capable of? No, don’t answer that question. We see the

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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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