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So True and Oscars: good!

I gather it went well, our tenth So True. This is what two audience members have emailed so far: You asked me to report back to you if I saw anything negative. Well, here’s the

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So True this afternoon

Sunday, snow falling gently, a few puffs. My lungs only a little sore. We’re getting there, spring and I. Just a bit slow. Thursday, I was invited by my friend George Hume to a Beatles

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women’s English conversation circle

I spent my morning talking to Nurun, Foyzun, Yung, Fahmidi, Seema, Touria and others, at the first Regent Park English Conversation Group – nine women, six from Bangladesh, one each from Casablanca, Eritrea and Hong

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So True: Sunday Feb. 26

It’s our tenth, so a “Special Hits” show, with our favourite regulars returning with their best stories, reworked and re-rehearsed. Hope to see you there.

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Seinfeld and my two Beatles

Gorgeous record-breaking weather, heaven – sun, mild winds, snow almost gone – it’s beautiful out there, not like Toronto in February at all. This may be – undoubtedly is – global warming, but it’s hard

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Stuart McLean, a minority view

Stuart McLean. A born storyteller, a man who loved and did honour to his country and its people. About ten years ago, I was in Florida visiting my snowbird mother and aunt. So dull, nothing

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the miraculous pneumonia diet

Today the sun is shining, and tomorrow will be a balmy 11 degrees. Life returns. I went to a class at the Y! Just a bit of one, mostly to see my friends and thank

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the best analysis of El Trumpo yet

The Opinion Pages  | LETTER  An Eminent Psychiatrist Demurs on Trump’s Mental State FEB. 14, 2017 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Email More Save To the Editor: Fevered media speculation about Donald

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absorbing Yuval Harari and Dani Shapiro

Normally I’d be heading to the Y for my usual Wednesday class. Today, however, not so much. Still in bed, though better. Just checked “pneumonia timeline” with Dr. Google – I’ve been sick for 11

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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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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.


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