My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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The Oscars, and The Father

Yes, I watched the Oscars, sort of, while also reading, flipping to other channels, and finally with relief turning to “Couples Therapy” which provided more drama. I understand trying to keep the magic alive, creating

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In which Beth launches a bitchfest

It’s a heavenly day here. The cardinals are busy – perhaps eggs or babies somewhere? There, a white cabbage butterfly, the first of the season. And oh, the sweet green now bursting from branches –

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justice, blessed relief, and snow

Anna and the boys were over yesterday; we were about to go to the playground when she checked her phone and said, “The verdict’s coming in soon!” TV went on; the boys swirled around us

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in the doghouse, but busy

From my old friend Susan Mendelson, founder of the Lazy Gourmet in Vancouver: I really enjoyed Loose Woman! It was a wonderful read and I couldn’t put it down. Also took me on a trip down

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beautiful things

My friend Chris, in his blog to the left, posts a series of pictures of beautiful things nearly every day. So here, on this lovely Tuesday morning, are a few random beautiful things from me:

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excavating my mother’s passionate past

What would you do? On this drizzly grey morning, I just lifted a bag marked “Letters to Mum” from one of my storage boxes. Inside, various piles, including a huge one, “Letters from Len.” Opened

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“Misbehaviour” on Crave, and Beth moves on

Yesterday, rode in the sun to the farmer’s market for the first time in months – a heavy loaf of oatmeal raisin sourdough (devoured instantly), almonds and mixed nuts from the nut lady (“I’ve missed

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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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