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TRUE TO LIFE: Chapter One.

Dear friends, I’ve heard that many people are becoming interested in writing during this pandemic, which makes perfect sense to me. I’d like to let those people know about my book True to Life: 50

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note from a fan

In the Blowing Own Horn department, may I share this email that I received yesterday? Last December, during a trip to New York, I reunited with a friend from Vancouver days I hadn’t seen in

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Stronger Together: hooray for Canada!

Watched the Stronger Together benefit concert last night and cried a bunch, extremely proud to be Canadian. It was magnificent – technically flawless though put together with clips from people’s living rooms – in English,

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“True to Life”: how to tell your story

How happy it makes me to have times listed in my day-timer, small as the events are. It helps me feel that real life is still, somehow, happening. The best, the absolutely best thing happened

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Earth Day: David Attenborough tells it like it is

It’s Earth Day, but still, dear God, it was a mistake to watch David Attenborough’s heartbreaking, sick-making PBS doc about climate change in the middle of a pandemic. One horror after another – the destruction

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Is this Tuesday?

Another day, another dollar. LOL. Dealing with difficult landlady issues today, requiring some hours of figuring out. One of my least favourite but most necessary jobs. A Zoom piano lesson – remarkably successful. The computer

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just like normal, only not

Very sunny but a chill wind. Many daffodils. The ‘hood is extremely quiet. I feel guilty that I am not chronicling this new world in articles, only here. But then I read this and it

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One World

Hard to believe that now the most interesting things I have to tell you are about death-defying trips to the grocery store. BOUGHT CHEESE! STILL ALIVE! So far so good. Bill Maher seems to be

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covid day 4,672,918: my drag queen life

Today, up at 6, out to NoFrills at 8 – almost empty – for a few essentials like milk. Couldn’t resist – though I don’t need it, I added a pack of toilet paper to

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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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