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Essayer: to try

Friends, I guess uploading the TNQ essay didn’t work after all. I can see it on my computer, but I gather others cannot. Back to the drawing board. 

For now, let’s do this the simple way: if you’d like to read the article, please email me at beth@bethkaplan.ca, and I’ll simply send you the PDF. Old school! 

The sun is out. I’m at my desk delving into old work, starting with a few essays I wrote in my twenties. Did almost no writing in my thirties – raising kids, moving across the country to Ottawa then Toronto, trying to be a good wife – except the MFA thesis that turned into my first book. 
From 1994 to 2004, I had nearly 60 essays published in the Globe and other newspapers and magazines and read by me on CBC. I thought essay-writing would be my life. But then the Globe stopped paying even the measly $100, $250 for Lives Lived, and I decided I would not write for nothing. Then a new producer at the CBC told me to be on my way, my writing was “not edgy enough.” I quit essays to concentrate on books. With incredible success, as you know.
LOL. 
There’s some good work in the pile, IMHO, and I’m thinking of a compilation. Another guaranteed bestseller. Especially if I can’t find a way to post them anywhere! 
Sharing joy: a New Year’s walk with Anna and Eli close to the lake. The boy is nine and will be taller than his mother soon.

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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.

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