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a bit of a moan

Not a happy camper. It’s cold out, and I have a cold, or something – coughing, aching, nose blowing – for the third time in six months.  Some time ago I bought a ticket to

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The Taste of Things: sublime

OH so delicious! This afternoon Ken and I went to see The Taste of Things, a French film in which people cook and eat and drink and cook and cook and eat, and that’s about

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Ira Glass, and Tom Allen’s J.S. Bach

Two marvellous events to recount: last night, Ira Glass at Roy Thomson Hall, and this afternoon, Tom Allen’s musical drama, J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow, at Hugh’s Room. Delicious and nutritious, both of

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Here comes the sun! Get On Your Knees.

Despite the dire state of the world, I’m flooded with good feelings today – because sunlight. Hot sun, on my face right now, what a difference it makes. Incredible amounts of rain out west, in

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Morgan Campbell, Leo Reich, and cells

The sun did come out the other day; now it has vanished again. But it’s still weirdly, extraordinarily mild. And yet things still feel heavy in my heart — family, finances, the world. Just …

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in the gloom

A heavy heart today, with the news about the American soldiers killed by Iran, the inevitable escalation. Just what the world needs — more violence and unwinnable war. I try to go back and imagine

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Free at last. Almost.

Finally! After waiting nearly two years, I just had a call from the U.S. consulate and now have an appointment in April to renounce my American citizenship. I have to go to Ottawa to do

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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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