My new book “Midlife Solo” is now available.

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moving right along

Amazing what a night’s sleep will do. I arranged my pillows so I was nearly sitting up to make sure I could breathe, took a sleeping pill, and whammo. Now in the hot sun in

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revisiting the visit

First thing this morning, as soon as I got up, I rewrote my blog post of yesterday, but it had already gone out to subscribers. It’s a bit self-indulgent and petty. Lesson: do not write

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the visit

A quick word, as it’s been a long time. I’ve been in the tunnel of houseguests, and now am in the tunnel of sickness – flu or a bad cold, which hit just as my

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Thoughts on testosterone, and war

Winter has hit; almost overnight it’s really chilly, – 3 right now. I’m proud to say that yesterday I rode my bike across town to the Tarragon Theatre, over half an hour ride in the

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a moment of joyful calm

You’ll be glad to hear I’m my cheerful self again, more or less, despite the horrors of the world and my own turmoil. I’d expected a bit of postpartum slump but wasn’t prepared for how

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Good days and not so good days

This is it, the postpartum slump has hit. I’m feeling sad and stuck. There are distribution problems with the book, which is not yet available on Amazon, for some reason, (we may hate it, but

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Book launch recap: hooray!

If there’s one thing my kids and I know how to do, it’s throw a party. Even in a bookstore. So last night, a dark and stormy night, we did. And according to all reports,

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How to buy Midlife Solo

Dear friends, several people have written to ask how to actually buy the book. Since marketing is my least marketable skill, of course, I didn’t think of this. You can order from the wonderful Ben

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She’s here!

I don’t want to let her go. I’ll carry her around for a bit, like a newborn. My books are here. The publisher was having trouble with the delivery service so delivered them this morning

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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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