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Halifax, Day Three, feels like Week Three

The conference was triumphant, though today was so beautiful — until now, it’s been really cold and drizzly — I played hookey and rode Norrey’s bike around town, to the Public Gardens, the gorgeous new

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Old home week in Halifax

Overwhelmed. I do have to ask myself, why am I living in the smoky hellhole that is Toronto right now when I could be in Halifax, a human-sized city with fresh fishy air, rows of

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Word on the Street and a new title

A quick word. I’m off to Halifax first thing tomorrow, and I have a bit of a cold. Yes, another cold. But let’s hope it passes quickly with the excitement of travel, because I have

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birthday boy, and the hunt for a title

Dark and wet but not cold. Big day today: tomorrow Elijah is eleven years old, and today Holly and I are taking him shopping in the rain. We decided on a Blue Jays jersey and

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A star is born.

Opera is a marvel — those tiny people making that enormous sound. But the Sunday matinee of Verdi’s Macbeth gave us an extra treat. When we heard the soprano singing Lady Macbeth was sick and

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a celebration of aunts on Mother’s Day

We don’t do much for Mother’s Day, calling it a Hallmark Card day. Anna is having a barbecue with her boys, as usual, and I’ll go over after a matinee at the opera. My longtime

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a writer’s reality – and spring beauty

Last week I sent out an essay for consideration to the writer’s union magazine, and, blessedly, heard back quickly. They rejected it, but so fast, no long wait. Today, I sent another, longer essay to

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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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