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student story

Last term at Ryerson, my student Daryl Elliott – who’s a woman, BTW – wrote a beautiful piece about her unique solution to insomnia. I suggested she send it to the Globe; one of her

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all is calm

My poor upstairs tenant Elodie, a young woman here for a few months from France, is not prepared for a Canadian winter. In some years recently, we’ve had it easy, but this year, brutal cold

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After the pageant last night, as I was folding a mountain of soaking wet cloaks and headdresses, a little girl who’d been one of the angels asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I had

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getting there

Lists. Lists lists lists. The other day Wayson came with his car and drove me around to get the heavy stuff – the 18 pound turkey, the huge sack of potatoes. Today I decided to

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the Christmas concert

It’s the winter solstice, dark and cold with snow predicted overnight tonight. I wish my house had a fireplace. But there’s a furnace, solid walls, and a roof – good enough. Yesterday’s adventure: Anna was

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2017 recap

Feeling the usual aches, the tickle at the back of my nose and throat which signals that something is preparing to invade, so to head it off I’m sticking close to home. Just did a

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The Lorax: sublime

Today’s advice: grab the nearest child (or don’t, you don’t need an excuse) and rush to see “The Lorax,” at the Royal Alex. It’s a musical adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book, first produced at

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Faces Places (Visages Villages)

Confusing – I’m sitting here with two identical silver MacBook Airs, only one was bought in 2011 and the other last week, on sale on Cyber Monday. I figured my Mac – eight years old!

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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.


Juliet in Paris, Spain and Beyond
Juliet is a Canadian who’s lived for decades in Paris and writes about her travels and the many things that interest her.



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