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Georgia O’Keeffe

How glad and proud I am to be Canadian, as we get ready to celebrate our 150th birthday. I am profoundly grateful that my father was hounded out of his birthplace, the U.S., by the

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Write in the Garden – three spots left

WRITE IN THE GARDEN: A one-day writing adventure. Inspiration, structure and support for those with lots of writing experience and for those with none. Spend a summer day learning to trust your voice and tell

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truth and beauty

Tuesday night, my dear friend Suzette and I got together for dinner. I’d suggested a potluck in my garden, but she wanted to take me out, to thank me, she said, for the blog. She’s

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Justin Trudeau at Pride

Things to be proud of: our prime minister, with his wife and children, marching in the Gay Pride parade on Sunday along with our gay premier Kathleen Wynne and her partner. How fabulous is this?I

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breathing in the sweet, sweet air

Why, why, why are we on this fragile planet wasting time on a vile bag of orange-haired gas? The election of that ghastly man is one of the great tragedies of our century so far.

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a Father’s Day essay

Happy Father’s Day to all you fathers out there. I’m posting an essay I wrote for the CBC 19 years ago. (Wish I could reduce it in size but I don’t know how.) It’s about

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Macca, Companion of Honour, turns 75

Okay, what’s really important this weekend is that on Sunday, tomorrow, June 18, a certain Beatle turns 75. It’s also Father’s Day, and he is a much-loved father to his own 4 children and his

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Edgar at the Tonys

I have to take a wonderful book back to the library today – “The Seven Good Years” by Israeli writer Etgar Keret, one of my favourite writers. The book is extremely short, a bunch of

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Five participants confirmed already … only 5 or 6 more to fill it. Looking forward to a July Sunday in the garden. There will be roses. WRITE IN THE GARDEN: A one-day writing adventure. Inspiration,

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brava Bonnie Raitt

Sunday morning in paradise – my green garden. The roses and gardenia are overloaded with buds about to burst, and the tender lettuce leaves are begging to be picked and dressed. It’s so quiet here

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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.


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