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Happy Hallowe’en

I don’t celebrate Hallowe’en. Anyone who has been in the theatre, who wore other people’s clothes for a living, doesn’t see why pretending to be other people is fun. Also, here in Cabbagetown, we get

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All My Loving in the library

Recently I saw that beside three copies of Finding the Jewish Shakespeare, there are four copies of All My Loving in the library. Not sure how they got there, but what pleasure, I who so

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a Hallowe’en devil

Ben’s drop in knew exactly which costume he should wear for Hallowe’en. Be still my beating heart.

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adventure at the museum

Routine. Home. Pleasure – though yes, the minute I got home, it turned cold. I put away the last of the warm weather things and started sealing windows. It has begun – though today, cold

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home, still hot

The weather is mind-boggling – have I said that before? Hot hot sun, breezy, sublime – not just in Washington but in Toronto, since I came home this afternoon to the same gorgeous weather. Friday

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after the talk

 Sasha Olenick, who brought to life some of my great-grandfather’s great characters, including the grande dame Mirele Efros. New family – Becky, Jill, Robert, moi, Peggy, Barbara – I’m loaded with cousins all of a

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Where to start? Well, here – leaving my fair city Tuesday afternoon by the island airport, on a stunning day. Landing in Dulles Airport, Washington, where my cousin Barbara was waiting. Barbara, who’s a year

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John Dunsworth RIP

A quick word – tomorrow I’m off to Washington D.C. till the end of the week, leaving quantities of instructions for Elodie, my tenant. Winter is coming, so part of today was washing pots and

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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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