My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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Stratford and Ingersoll pix

 Carol’s lovely Victorian house  Lani at the cheese museum – info on the biggest cheese in the world! … … and with Mr. Hapi, who lost a leg in Taiwan and landed in the most

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Stratford 2017

Last month, I emerged, blinking in the light, full of joy, from seeing a fabulous musical – and found myself in Times Square, surrounded by a trillion people and honking cars. This weekend, I emerged

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Pam’s memorial

Suddenly the weather changed – it was actually quite cold for a bit. Summer is winding down. I am still ploughing through cucumbers and tomatoes, give me strength. And the book, ditto. Saw Kathleen Trotter

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Fitness by Kathleen

The eclipse saved the day, lovely to see Americans gathering happily to do something other than celebrate their own poor sad endangered whiteness or to protest Nazis. I missed the eclipse here in Toronto –

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Menashe, in Yiddish

Saw a deeply moving and highly unusual movie on Thursday with Ken – Menashe, filmed within a Hassidic community with amateur actors and in Yiddish. It’s about a schlemiel, a kind but impractical man whose

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a chuckle in the rain

I could not help myself – “Eight Days a Week,” the movie about the Beatles’ touring years, was on the movie channel last night, and I had to watch for the third or perhaps fourth

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a successful student

Can’t help blowing my own horn a bit today, especially after the week I’ve had … Sarah Meehan Sirk, who took my course some time ago and then took a number of other writing courses,

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“Beautiful”

God, a day or two without blogging and already, too much to tell you. A stunning peaceful Sunday here. Time to pick some cucumbers. By September, I won’t be able to look a cucumber in

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moving right along

Oh my friends, what a difference a day makes. Early this week, I was ready to give up, not just my current book, but perhaps as a writer. I was profoundly discouraged. A writer I

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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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