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Everything Everywhere — no, not so much

It’s 5.30, and I’m drinking a small glass of pinot. Life-threatening, I know, but I like to live dangerously. Will I have another small glass with dinner? Probably not. Because. But maybe I will.  So,

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The So True reading event returns

Speaking, as I do in the last blog post, about my dear friend and writing student Ruth, I must tell you Ruth will be reading one of her great stories at So True, the event

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The Wonder and Harry

A turning point – yesterday, Wednesday, is the day of the Y class I’ve been doing, for better or worse, for over three decades; the group of us have been together there so long, they

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a manuscript out in the world

Not much better, but not worse. It’s the lungs. I do wonder if I had or have something besides Covid, though it’s not bad enough to go to the doctor. Still, short of breath, coughing,

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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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