My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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Book launch date: Monday November 6

We in Ontario are bewildered — it’s hot and sunny day after day, one stunning week after another, more like July than end of September, except that the mornings and evenings are chillier. A blessing.

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Robert Macfarlane wins, and Doug Ford loses

The changing seasons are work. I took out my sweaters and washed the comforter and put them all in the sun – 21 degrees all week in the afternoon, chilly morning and evening. Glorious days.

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a new viewing of Greta Gerwig’s Little Women

How quickly the seasons change; this morning I’m wearing warm socks for the first time since June. We’re heading into it, friends. But not into a hurricane, at least, like our friends in Nova Scotia.

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Midlife Solo has a cover

There’s a cover! Now it’s real, the book. Thanks to my dear friend, the extremely talented Alanna Cavanagh, for that lovely image of the swing and the legs. Love it, and the pop of colour.

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The Cabbagetown Festival is on today and tomorrow. It hasn’t happened for a few years because of Covid, so what a joyful re-entry! The weather is perfect, not too hot, and the streets are packed

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The Authors Book Club interview

I’m proud to be a member of the Authors Book Club, set up by Ann Choi and Fiona Ross so that book clubs can get in touch with writers to come talk about their books.

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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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