My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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on not watching the big game

It’s dusk; I was just outside checking the garden when I heard neighbours on all sides shrieking and groaning. Ah yes – it’s the big game tonight between the Leafs and the Habs. It matters

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shopping with gun

If you want a picture of the criminal insanity in the country to the south of us, look no further.  Okay – it’s a picture of a nice blonde woman in a green t-shirt grocery

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not dead yet

I read the obits these days; what an old person thing to do. So interesting, what those writing choose to focus on and remember, the life we try to spy through the flowery prose. But

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Victoria Day breezes

More nice words: from Lina, I just finished reading your book. I think it’s the best you’ve ever written.  From Nicky, an actress: I’ve enjoyed the book very very much. It was unsettling and engrossing for how similar

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It’s Friday morning, fresh out still but soon will be hot, far too hot for mid-May, record breaking heat. I brought the plants that winter indoors outside and then was afraid they’d shrivel in the

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writing “a magnificent story”

This is our new world – boiling hot in mid-May. It’s already muggy and feels like July. Too weird.  Things are easing off a bit now; it’s been an overwhelming week, with Patsy’s death overshadowing

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honouring and missing Patricia Jane Ludwick

So much to tell, it’s hard to know where to begin. I will talk about the CNFC conference, which was a stunning success, tomorrow. Today I want to talk about Patsy. Patricia Ludwick, whom I

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last day

There will be weeping today. It’s my friend’s last day on earth. One of her oldest friends wrote to say she and her husband and daughter are going to the island today, to spend the

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in the midst of grief, a great blessing

A last word before I go under for a few days: the CNFC conference starts tonight. I’m moderating two presentations and an event where a group of eight writers read from their new books. Have

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venting is good for the soul

Busy week: gearing up for the CNFC conference that starts Thursday evening and goes till Sunday late afternoon. My last hurrah with the organization – after 2 years on the board and 4 on the

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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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