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Everything’s hunky dory, for once.

Some days, things just seem to go right. It helps when your day starts with reading something like this on Facebook, written by my former student Fang Sheng, about Loose Woman: I’ve just finished your

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late summer with peaches and rain

Another lovely iffy day – sun, cloud, rain, sun. A friend is getting married today, and my house guests from Denmark told me it’s good luck there if it rains on a wedding day, it

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musing about the Ex and joining a choir

Yesterday my grandsons went to the Ex – a Toronto funfair on every year for the last two weeks of August – with their mum and Thomas. They spent the entire day there and left

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Nothing to say, today, about the state of the world, wildfires, Republicans, Pierre P. Feh, as the Jews say. Time to celebrate this beautiful silent Saturday. I harvested from my little garden, made pesto and,

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Jane Austen fans, and Barbie

Back in the city, much gardening to do on a hot day – amazing how fast things grow, and not just good things. So much invasion going on, bugs chewing, vines and weeds choking. Wish

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idyll in Muskoka

Annie and I, here for our annual pilgrimage to Ruth’s beautiful old cottage in Muskoka. My only time outside the city this summer, so I must cram in as much peace and sweet piney air

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No Caribana here

It’s the Sunday of a long weekend: holiday tomorrow. Thus, silence. For once, no renovating, no hammering or machines, just birds and wind in the trees. On the other side of town, it’s Caribana, very

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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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