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cool, and “My Favourite Shapes”

It’s nearly September. Though the weather is temperate and lovely, everything is shifting, cooling down, even me – for the first time in months, I had red wine, not rosé or white, with my dinner

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Saturday night, no fever

Suddenly it’s cooler, though they say September will still be hot – needed a warmer comforter on the bed last night. Just had supper (cucumber based) on the deck, marvelling, once more, in the extraordinary

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the Israel dilemma

The hurricanes continue. Yesterday my brother came for lunch with his nice new girlfriend and his 12-year old son, on their way back from a trip to Israel. He is exactly as Jewish as I

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Heart full. My ex-husband just left to go across town. As he pointed out, his travel style has changed. Usually he’d get a taxi to the airport, but today, he’ll be with Anna, Ben, and

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A nightmare on a Toronto street in the middle of Friday afternoon. Sam was at work in his bar on Roncesvalles when he heard a loud noise outside – as he told us later, PAM

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SNC yadda yadda

I cannot resist putting in my two cents worth, as it’s hard to believe this appalling hooha continues. So our prime minister pressured a cabinet minister, encouraged her to fine this company – for an

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Now we are six

Very emotional today. Yes, pain – now self-diagnosed as sciatica, which will pass by itself and requires medication and stretching. But for now, it’s constant. More importantly, my dear ex-husband is here to stay for

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student success story

What joy to receive this from a former student. She ran a parish in Hamilton and invited me to lead a writing workshop there. Wonderful to be a positive voice in someone’s head! Hi Beth,

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celebrating Canada once again

I should have known not to encourage you lot – my friend Carol today sent me a poem, set to the music of “We love you, Beatles,” about chatting with her vagina. LOL. So then,

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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.


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