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Saturday in New York – not too hot, thunderstorm predicted that never arrived – lucky indeed. I walked to the Met, was there as it opened, and once more – as with the British Museum

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Friday July 28 After an hour of more fiddling with the internet box, to no avail, I went out to the park, the pressure cooker release valve for this madhouse city, 843 acres, 500,000 trees,

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“Dear Evan Hansen” – wow

New York saga catchup: Thursday July 27.  Went to the Met Breuer, a newish museum I’ve never visited before – an exhibition of the work of Ettore Sottsass, an Italian designer famous for his Memphis

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No internet

The internet at ted’s is down. I’ll post from home Sunday. It’s hot.

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New York New York

At one point, I said to myself, Never again! I found London crowded, but New York defies belief; not only are certain parts nearly impassable, but it’s sticky hot, the traffic is overwhelming, the garbage

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Write in the Garden, summer 2017

It seems they liked it, they really liked it. The day dawned drizzly, everything was wet as usual during this exceptionally wet summer, hard to imagine spending the day in the garden. But we sat

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the big city

Yesterday’s plan: a sleepover with Eli; Ben was going somewhere for a sleepover too, so this would be a much-needed night off for Anna. I slogged across town – this city is impassable, especially on

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Two things I’m going to print and hang on my wall. First, from an article in the Star: The Pope has posted a red-and-white sign in Italian on the door of his frugal suite in

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thank God for Jane Jacobs and David Sedaris

Still sick. I spoke to my doctor, who’s sympathetic but can offer no explanation or cure. And in fact, though I had a dreadful night of coughing, I am getting better. It’s ridiculous to have

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I had a sharp note decrying my use of the mammogram image in the most recent post. I guess this person thought showing the image was the height of self-absorption, which it surely is –

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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.

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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.

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


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