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Loose Woman in Zurich

Fun – just got this from my blog friend Alan Millen, a fellow mad Beatle lover and musician I’ve never met who lives in Zurich and sent this from the Odeon, a legendary artists’ café

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notes about taking notes

Only a writer perhaps will understand what this means: last night, as I watched a documentary, Monterey Pop, I got up, scrabbled around for paper, and started taking notes. I used to take notes all

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At five to eleven on yet another glorious day, four old planes flew high above in formation. I listened to the Memorial Day events from Parliament Hill, thought of my family members who served to

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a fascist coup?

Just so glorious – 23 degrees today! I’m convinced the heavens were agreeing with us about the end of the orange blowhole and shining their delighted approval. Except that he’s still there. Jason said today

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the first day of the rest of your life

Today is the first day of the rest of your life, as we used to say. It really does feel as if everything has changed. After the street celebrations all over the States and the

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Van Jones weeps with relief and so do we all

 It’s HOT. 20 degrees, heavenly. And Joe Biden is President of the United States.  I’m sitting on the little deck outside my office, basking in the sun and feeling four years worth of tension oozing

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the nightmare is ending

11 a.m. Who knew that one day the whole world would be watching Pennsylvania? Breath held. Go Scranton! Anna just texted, it’s over. One panel has declared a Biden victory. CNN, the NYT and the

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body blow

My body hurts, as if I’ve been pummelled, kicked in the gut, in the head. Well, maybe that also has to do with chasing my grandsons around the playground, growling loudly. That’s our game –

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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.


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