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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 were growing up, I agree it can be an excellent place for kids to live. Almost everyone on our floor had kids and our doors were always open for them to run back and forth visiting their friends. It was a wonderful time of friendship and sharing.

And this from a writer friend: THANK YOU for that wonderful piece you wrote in Brevity. I read it at JUST the right time, before my lectures started and I was fretting about not being an expert & getting imposter syndrome & reading your piece & recognizing that the lectures are an opportunity to share what I DO Know, and that it’s a gift, really put things into perspective. (I did the lectures, learned a ton, would do some things differently, but ultimately it was all great!) Also loved your piece in the Star about apartment living. 

Thank you both!

Today’s one of those days I wish Mum and Auntie Do, tennis lovers, were here to see Canada’s triumph at the Davis Cup. Though she loved her life here, Mum was a bit condescending about Canada, but I’m sure that would have changed with all these hot young Canadian tennis stars. 

Today’s thrill: a fat little ovenbird pecking away on my deck. I’m concerned; he should be flying south with his team. Instead, he’s hanging around my back door, with his spotted thrush breast and a lovely orange stripe on his bean. He’s a warbler but I have not heard him warble. Honoured to host you, little friend. 

Today’s disgust: the passing of Bill 23, the decimation of the Greenbelt for more sprawl. Let’s hope there’s lots of civil disobedience for this hateful government. If the brave souls in Iran and China can take on their loathsome leaders, we can too. 

Just tell me where and when. 



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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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