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Happy Hallowe’en! The weather could not be better for the kids – mild and sunny, amazing, and due to last all week. I myself will not be celebrating – I teach tonight, and in any

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The Beatles 50 T.O. exhibit

The city of Toronto has produced a whimsical exhibition: The Beatles 50 T.O., upstairs at St. Lawrence Market, in honour of the fact that the group visited Toronto six times, more often than anywhere else

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the Economist loves Canada

The esteemed Economist has written an article about the great success that is Canada. Not perfect, as the article points out, far from it – but tolerant, courageous and measured in a way now enviable

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first world problems and bad bad John Tory

Had one of those days when the world seemed intent on defeating a hapless city woman just trying to get by. The roofers arrived to do $2000 worth of roofing because the crook who repaired

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a place in Paris?

Brucie and I just spent two hours here in the kitchen, sitting face to face with our computers, fingers clicking, discussing among other things Paris and airbnb. I will almost certainly return end of March/beginning

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Krugman on Hillary

Lynn left, and Toronto collapsed – the weather has been unremittingly gloomy and damp after days of brilliant sun. Ah well – Brucie is from Vancouver, so this dark wet is nothing for him. A

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cuteness alert

The third debate is about to begin; the horror, the horror! But we had a great evening here. Lynn left this morning, sadly, but this afternoon Bruce arrived. And Sam agreed to make a superb

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“All but gone” and Chihuly

In 30 years, I have never seen this – my garden without a thick tangle of wires across the sky. Now – just birds and green. So busy! So little time, so much to do

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best friend

Beautiful days – hot sun, red leaves, Toronto at its best. Which is a special joy because my best friend Lynn is visiting for a week from Provence, a place which is always at its

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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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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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