My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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worry and good news

Was awake in the night for hours: Ukraine dragging on and the world losing interest, the appalling tragedy of Uvalde and the Repugs coming up with doors as a solution, it beggars belief!, and the

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pets, motherhood, art

Finished Helen Humphreys’s lovely memoir And a Dog Called Fig, about writing and dogs, not in that order. Made me wonder how I’ve managed to write without owning a dog; all the walking, she feels, helps

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Yours Truly, a book of the blog

A long chilly spring and then, POUF,  summer in an hour, right now 26 degrees feeling like 29, hot sun, the garden exploding, everyone bewildered and sunburned. C’est la vie canadienne. Haven’t written in a

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Happy Caregiver’s Day

Bought this sweet piece of kitsch at Goodwill in the early seventies, gave it to my mother, got it back when she died. This is of course what we know all mothers should look like,

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Jeopardy and the blog as a book

Monsieur Cardinal taking his bath, again: The cold wing of Covid has brushed close. Had dinner on my deck Wednesday with Cathy and Monique. Cathy had been with her daughter who later tested positive. Cathy

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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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