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nice words for this writer, and disgust for Bill 23

Haven’t boasted about kind words recently, so … today’s the day, hooray.  Nice words about the Star article: Thanks for sharing Beth’s excellent and thoughtful article. Having been apartment dwellers for years when our kids

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“It’s okay to raise kids in apartments” : Toronto Star op-ed

This article is in the Star today. It’s a subject that matters deeply to me, as we battle the dinosaur premier and his henchmen, a pack which now unfortunately seems to include our mayor.  https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2022/11/27/children-can-grow-up-just-fine-in-rental-apartments-instead-of-sprawl-focus-on-affordable-housing-and-greater-density-in-the-city.html

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toasting a hundredth birthday

My bloggee friends — many of you subscribed to this blog and received it automatically in your inbox via email. And then suddenly, in July, that for some incomprehensible reason stopped, tho’ it took ages

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the magic of Jacob Collier

And now for something completely different: do yourself a favour, put down your chores or the newspaper or paintbrush or cleaver or whatever. And watch this doc about one of life’s blessed, the immensely talented,

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So many motherf*ckers!

 Realized in the night – I have to stop scrolling. I have to shut the door to the addictive madness of American politics, which has wasted countless of my precious hours. Ontario politics are bad

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My will is in the file drawer marked “Life”

Wow, that was fast! A few days ago Torontonians were wearing shorts, and today, there’s a thick blanket of heavy wet snow. As a woman said to me, walking where I’d just shovelled, “Heart attack

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celebrating Joe Biden

The weather has turned, at last, after those miraculous weeks of heat. It’s fall. I turned on my gas fire yesterday and am switching to a warmer coat.  Where I will spend the next six

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Report from the American front lines

My cousin Barbara was at a Bethesda, Maryland, polling station much of Tuesday; her husband Dan was there all day. Here’s what she wrote, giving more hope for civil society and democracy. Yes indeed, thank

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PHEW! Could have been worse.

I didn’t watch the US returns, couldn’t bear it. Instead, I watched a recent film of The Secret Garden, one of my favourite children’s books, largely because Colin Firth is in it, and because I

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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.

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