My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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it’s winter and it’s the Oscars

Just so you know, the road to a published book is rocky and long. Despite goodwill on all sides, problems abound, and nothing is guaranteed. Stay tuned. On Monday, the first day of March Break,

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A visit to Oakville, and Merrijoy the star

I wrote a depressing post Wednesday, below, but didn’t upload it. Right now, I’m watching the birds swarming the feeder through much falling snow. It’s a day to hibernate, but this morning, I confronted my

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calm after the storm

Rushed out yesterday morning to rescue my trees, some bent right to the ground with heavy snow. But later that day it was sunny and warm, and today even more so — six degrees with

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One of the pleasures of Twitter – and I know, it’s not often someone writes that, especially these days – is when your neighbours write about the same thing at the same time, as it

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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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