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Why I stay: … from the deck, five minutes ago. You can’t see that the grass needs cutting and some plants are already wildly out of control. This looks groomed and orderly. As if. The

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the grammar lady

In the Star this morning, a journalist wrote about someone who would “plum the depths.” Plum the depths. What would that look like, I wonder – something to do with jam? And then I got

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Another shot, just sent to me, from yesterday. I’m still getting nice emails. Another – I only laugh a lot when things are hysterically funny and/or witty. Today was your finest hour – a stellar

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“She Loves You” – good times

Coming down from the performance high, just like in my acting days – it’s not nearly as intense, speaking rather than inhabiting a character with makeup and costume, but still, it’s a show and I

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the man with the bag of books

It’s the middle of a long quiet Victoria Day weekend – drizzly yesterday, mild and sunny today. Just spent an hour pruning, then I’ll do the soil, and then, today or tomorrow, planting. My new

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okay, yes, I watched it

By complete chance, I woke at 6.45 a.m. and at 7.15 was in the kitchen drinking coffee. And I thought, oh well, I guess I’ll find out about the wedding. I thought it would be

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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.


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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.


Juliet in Paris, Spain and Beyond
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