My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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2020, a reflection

New Year’s Eve. To celebrate, I just opened a fine bottle of Spanish cab sauv and took some of my sauce out of the freezer, for a favourite feast of spaghetti and wine – carbs

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remembering Jeffrey Dallas in the silence

Still exploring my new CD player, have started to organize the CDs, just went from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, a huge favourite, to the Neville Brothers, to Beethoven cello sonatas. I thought at one point, all

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Merry Everything

A quiet Xmas Eve, talking to no one – Monique is busy, Sam is resting, Anna is no doubt going mad preparing for her own Xmas after helping to prepare for 80 others. She and

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joy to this little world

These don’t come all that often – but this was too good a day not to celebrate with you.  Anna and Holly came over this morning. In January they’ll use a professional kitchen, but everything

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Getting to yes.

Much to be grateful for today. Friends are sending e-cards or their Xmas newsletters – new grandchildren, beautiful photographs. The lights of Xmas on nearly every house have made our street festive and bright. I’m

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Giving Voice

Dear friends, here’s a “must see” recommendation for you: last night I watched “Giving Voice,” a documentary on Netflix, with tears streaming down my face. It’s about teenagers of colour from disadvantaged communities who enter

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bitching

You think I’m just a terminally cheerful person, don’t you? But no, I can be crabby and critical, yes, it’s true. I turned on NBC’s “Broadway Cares” on Friday, looking forward to seeing Broadway performers

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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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